January 12, 2024—The email is a reminder that Combat Center will temporarily close the Johnson Valley Shared Use Area Thursday February 15 through Tuesday February 27, 2024.

Closure updates below:
The Johnson Valley Shared Use Area will be temporarily closed to the public beginning Thursday February 15 through Tuesday February 27, 2024 while the Marine Corps conducts critical military training in the area. All upcoming closures of the Johnson Valley Shared Use Area are listed below:
· Aug 15 – 26, 2024
· Feb 13 – 24, 2025
· Aug 14 – 25, 2025

Closure periods include the time required to ensure the Johnson Valley Shared Use Area is clear of recreation activity prior to military training and to confirm the land is safe for public access before reopening. 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.

Training is conducted at the Combat Center year-round, including ranges acquired through the land expansion bordering the Johnson Valley Shared Use Area. Please be aware and respect base boundaries when recreating near the installation. Individuals have a personal and legal responsibility to avoid trespassing.

For additional information and updates, including a map of the area depicting Combat Center and Shared Use Area boundaries, please click here.

Questions or inquiries may be directed to the Resource Management Group by emailing the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center at: [email protected].