Contact Us

Contact the Friends of El Mirage Our Mailing Address is: 75 Colusa Rd, El Mirage, CA 92301 You can reach us by phone at: (760) 523-0283 Our Delivery Address is: 20471 Mountain View Rd. El Mirage, CA 92301 Or, you can reach us by email with this contact form. Please allow a few days for a reply.

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy Your privacy is very important to us. Accordingly, we have developed this Policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate and disclose and make use of personal information. The following outlines our privacy policy. Before or at the time of collecting personal information, we will identify the purposes for […]

Terms of Service

Terms of Service 1. TermsBy accessing this web site, you are agreeing to be bound by these web site Terms and Conditions of Use, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited […]

Rules and Regulations

Registration and Licensing of Vehicles Vehicles operated on bladed dirt roads and paved highways (publicly maintained roads) must be registered for highway use. These roads may be crossed on one side of the road to another, but are not to be used for travel. (38025 CVC) All required safety equipment must be installed on such […]


Vehicle Entry Permits Each vehicle driven into the area will be required to have a Daily, Weekly, or Season pass (valid from Oct. 1st to Sep. 30th). Daily passes are valid from the day of purchase until NOON the following day. You can purchase a pass at, or from the staff at the Visitor […]

Our Founder

Edward Waldheim, Founder of Friends of El Mirage (FOEM) Ed was well known for his work in the West Mojave desert, and not surprisingly he took a most interesting trail in getting there. Born in San Francisco in 1938, Ed and his family moved to Argentina when he was ten years old. He grew up […]

2023 California OHV Grant Application – Public Review

The Friends of El Mirage is inviting the public to comment on its preliminary grant application to the California State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicle (OHMVR) Division to help manage off-highway vehicle recreation opportunities on public lands.

This year’s grant applications include funding requested for Ground Operations, Restoration, and Education projects.

The preliminary application is available on the OHMVR Division’s Website at for review and comment from Tuesday March 7, 2023 to May 1, 2023. The division’s website provides detailed instructions for accessing the preliminary application submitting comments. Applicant names are found in the General Application Requirements under item 3.

The OLGA (Online Grants Application) database allows the public to read preliminary applications in a centralized location and the Grants and Cooperative program allows for a public review and comment period.

This article will run from Tuesday, February 28, 2023 to May 1, 2023 to allow for public comments.