Call (760) 388-4411 for information about lake bed conditions, cost of entrance.
Visitor Center hours are from 8:00am - 4:30pm, 7 days a week. Closed for lunch: 12:00pm-12:30pm.
Or visit the BLM's official page for El Mirage Dry Lake Bed.
Follow Friends of El Mirage on Facebook for more information, updates, and lakebed closures.
DO NOT USE GOOGLE MAPS TO REACH THE OPEN AREA. GOOGLE MAPS WILL DIRECT YOU TO AN OLD ENTRANCE TO THE PARK THAT IS NON ACCESSIBLE.
Use this address to reach the open area: Mountain View Rd, Adelanto, CA 92301.
Each vehicle driven into the area will be required to have a special recreation permit. A separate permit is NOT required for any vehicles towed into the area. However, if a towed vehicle is later driven in or out of the area a permit will be required.
For Filming and Photography permits, please contact Dan Taylor at 909-300-5648 with the San Bernardino County Film Commission.
If you do not have a permit or permission from Dan Taylor, you will not be allowed to film in the park and will be trespassing on Federal property.
The permits are:
$15 for a one day permit, valid from dawn to dusk.
$30 for a weekly permit, valid for 7 days.
Permits are available for sale on-site using fee machines that accepts both cash and credit cards. Please bring exact amount of the pass, as the machines do NOT make change. The fee machines at EL Mirage sell daily, weekly and annual passes. Also permits can be purchased online, http://www.elmiragepermits.com, and at the Barstow Field Office, 2601 Barstow Road, Barstow CA.