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  1. John Stewart
  2. Johnson Valley
  3. Wednesday, 30 October 2019

The Marine Corps will temporarily close the Johnson Valley Shared Use Area to the public beginning Thursday, 30 April through Monday, 11 May 2020 in order to conduct military training. The closure period will include the necessary time required to conduct pre- and post-inspections of the land with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).  The Marine Corps will provide notification when the area is reopened for public access.

The adjacent Johnson Valley Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) Recreation Area, managed by the BLM, will remain open to the public for recreation purposes during the closure of the Shared Use Area. Off-road enthusiasts can also enjoy the nearby Stoddard Valley OHV Open Area.

As previously announced, the Marine Corps will close the Shared Use Area to the public to conduct military training during the additional following dates:

  • 30 October-09 November 2020
  • 30 April-10 May 2021
  • 29 October-08 November 2021

For additional information, including a map of the area, please visit: http://www.29palms.marines.mil/johnsonvalley/ or contact the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Resource Management Group at 760-830-3737 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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