Dumont Dunes, California
Name: Dumont Sand Dunes
North of Baker, CA on Highway 127
The Dumont Dunes Off-Highway Vehicle Area
(8,150 acres) is an exciting and remote area for off-highway vehicle recreation.
Bordered by steep volcanic hills and the slow running Amargosa River, the region
is easily recognized from a distance by its distinctive sand dunes.
The historic Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad, to the east, was in
operation between 1905 and 1940. The vegetation here consists of creosote scrub,
some annual grasses, and wildflowers in the spring. The low elevation in
the area makes for warm to extremely hot conditions in spring and summer.
The Kingston Range Wilderness borders the
riding area to the north. This area is CLOSED
to motor vehicles. Travel outside the riding area to the south and east is
permitted only on designated routes and only with street-legal vehicles.
Elevation - 700 - 1200 ft.
Directions to Dumont:
Interstate 15 to Baker, CA then north on Highway 127 for 33
miles. A roughly 2 mile dirt/gravel road will take you across a small stream
and past a Ranger Information/Pay station, and then up a plateau to the camping
The riding area is south of the Amargosa
River and east of State Highway 127, about 31 miles north of Baker,
California. There are two ways of getting to the dunes. The Little Dunes (some
call it Little Dumont) staging and camping area is directly off Highway 127, conveniently located for
immediate staging. One mile north of here, just off Highway 127, is Dumont
Road, a dirt road which follows and crosses the river, leading to the
main field of large dunes.
Sign at Hwy 127 and Dumont Road.
Dumont Dunes Road (President's Weekend - 2005)
Dumont GPS Coordinates:
North Pole - 35° 41.20 N / 116° 10.61 W
Pay Station - 35° 41.65 N 116° 14.82W
River Crossing - 35° 41.75 N 116° 15.08 W
Little Dumont - 35° 38.93 N 116° 17.56 W
Dumont Dunes GPS Info
Dumont Camping Areas:
Little Dumont - You can camp right off of Hwy 127 by
the little dunes. Fees still apply.
Little Dumont is just off of Hwy 127 before the main Dumont turnoff
More camping area photos. Click to enlarge.
USE PERMITS ARE NOW REQUIRED AT DUMONT DUNES
Annual permits are 90 non
holiday and 120 w/ holidays
Weekly permits are 30 non
holiday and 40 holiday
New fees for the 2007/2008 Season!
7 day pass $30.00 non-holiday and $40 for holiday.
Annual pass $90.00 non-holiday and $120 with holidays
Holiday surcharge $10.00 (applies to Halloween,
Thanksgiving, New Years, Martin Luther King, Presidents Day)
Annual pass upgrade to include all 5 holiday periods
For more information about Dumont Dunes - call (760)
Annual Permits ($60) are available:
1. by phone from Western Maintenance Co. - call (760) 726-6055.
2. on site from vendor on duty.
3. in person at the Barstow Field Office - 2601 Barstow Road, Barstow,
7-Day Permits ($20) are available on site only from vendor on duty.
- All vehicles must have a muffler or spark arrester
and have either a street-legal license or be registered as an off-highway
- All OHVs must have a mast and red or orange flag for visibility in the
- Vehicles operated at night must use both headlights and taillights.
- Helmets are required to be worn by all riders of ATVs.
- Only one person at a time is allowed on an ATV.
- Possession or use of any glass container, empty or not, used for carrying
any liquid for drinking purposes is prohibited (43 CFR 8361.1-6).
- Camping is allowed anywhere within the riding area
as long as it does not block travel on a road, and is limited to a 14-day
- SHOOTING IS NOT PERMITTED within this area..
- Draining of sewage tanks, littering, or dumping of trash is prohibited
Sheriff & BLM Camp on President's weekend
Other Photos (click to enlarge):
President's Weekend Sand Drags - 2004
President's Weekend - 2005
Aerial Photos (3) - DumontSandDunes.com
The North Pole
Amargosa River Crossing
The Sperry Wash Route provides a unique opportunity for users
camped at Dumont who are willing to put dirt tires on their vehicle.
Vehicle use along this route is limited to designated trails.
The route is bordered by congressionally designated Wilderness. If you want to
keep this route open, do your part and stay on the trail.
There are two ways to get onto the trail from the dunes. The
first is right past the river crossing, and the other is along the old T &
T Railroad Grade.
Sand Drags - President's Weekend 2005
Dumont Weather - DumontSandDunes.com
(44 miles south of Dumont)
- Baker, CA
Services in Baker:
RV Dump & Water Fill: Valero in Baker
- Passes available at the Valero in Baker
- Motel Will's Fargo - (760) 733-4477
- Bun Boy Motel - (760) 733-4363
- Royal Hawaiian Motel -
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