March 23, 2022—The closure period previously scheduled for April 26 through May 9, 2022 has been shortened. The Johnson Valley Shared Use Area will now be closed April 29 – May 9, 2022.

Upcoming closures of the Johnson Valley Shared Use Area are listed below.

April 29 – May 9, 2022
February 17 – 27, 2023
August 25 – September 4, 2023

Closure periods include the time required to ensure the Johnson Valley Shared Use Area is clear of recreation activity prior to training and to confirm the land is clear of hazards prior to reopening the land for public access. The adjacent Johnson Valley OHV Recreation Area is unaffected by closures to the Johnson Valley Shared Use Area and remains open to the public for recreation and off-roading. Recreationists are also encouraged to explore other nearby off-roading areas including Stoddard Valley OHV Area and Ocotillo Wells State Vehicle Recreation Area when the Johnson Valley Shared Use Area is closed.

For additional information and updates, including a map of the area depicting Combat Center and Shared Use Area boundaries, please visit: http://www.29palms.marines.mil/johnsonvalley/.

Questions or inquiries may be directed to the Resource Management Group by emailing the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center at: SMBPLMSJOHNSONVALLEY@usmc.mil.