Fire Permit Requirement (Free)

Fee Free Days at Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area

For the 2020/2021 season, approved free days in ISDRA are:

  • Nov 13-15 (Fri-Sun), 3 days (Veterans Day ceremony weekend)

  • Jan 15-18,  (Fri-Mon), 4 days (free whether or not Martin Luther King holiday weekend clean up event occurs)

  • Apr 16 – Sept 30, all summer

BLM Statement About Current Operating Policies at Imperial Sand Dunes Related to Covid-19:

“If you plan to visit the dunes, please remember to follow CDC guidelines at…/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-during-covid19.html.  We are working closely with Imperial County to monitor the COVID situation. Any changes will be posted on this page and at this site…/blm-california-covid-19-updates

The Largest OHV Recreation Area for Sand Dunes in the United States!


Breathtaking. Surreal. Truly amazing.

The Imperial Sand Dunes (known as Glamis) have been called many things… and they are all true!

Glamis is the largest (40 miles in a band averaging 5 miles wide) off-highway vehicle (OHV) recreation area for sand dunes in the United States. There’s golden sand as far as the eye can see. This means you can completely unleash the adventurous spirit in your blood through your off-road vehicle. Jumps. Races. Airing it out. You can do it all here.

It’s easy to see why Glamis is a favorite location for OHV enthusiasts. Generations have been coming here year after year.

But that’s not all. You may have seen the dunes in famous movies like Star Wars, The Scorpion King, Lawrence of Arabia, and many others.

Whether you’re looking for an amazing adventure, one-of-a-kind scenery or endless miles of quiet solitude, Glamis has it all. There’s no other place like this in the world, so do yourself a favor and come for a visit today.

Click here to see permit retail locations-map.

Click here on-line to purchases permits and passes.

BLM nspl_colorThe Imperial Sand Dunes is a public facility operated by The Bureau of Land Management with fee management by Basecamp Hospitality.