April 9, 2019—The Marine Corps plans to close the Johnson Valley Shared Use to the public in order to conduct military training during the following time periods:
• 30 April-11 May 2020
• 30 October-09 November 2020
• 30 April-10 May 2021
• 29 October-08 November 2021
The closure period will include the necessary time required to complete pre- and post-inspections of the land with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
The adjacent Johnson Valley 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.
The Marine Corps will continue to implement robust outreach to ensure proper notification when the Shared Use Area is reopened for public access. 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 SMBPLMSJOHNSONVALLEY@usmc.mil.