Christmas Valley Sand Dunes

Site Description: Christmas Valley contains 11,000 acres of sand dunes available to ATV use. The area "open" to vehicles is surrounded by several sensitive areas with more restrictive vehicle designations. The Fossil Lake area is closed to vehicles (and is fenced off), and in the Lost Forest vehicles are restricted to roads which are posted open. Although the bare dunes are open to vehicles, since they are within a Wilderness Study Area, vehicles are required to stay on trails that are posted open until they reach the bare dunes.
Trail Uses & Sizes: Approximately 11,000 acres of dunes are open to Class I, II and III ATVs
Season: Year round, but can be inaccessible during the winter and spring months due to extremely muddy roads.
Fees: None
On-Site Facilities: No facilities, except for portable toilets on Memorial Day weekend. If you plan on camping, bring your own firewood: gathering of any wood within the Lost Forest/Sand Dunes area is prohibited.
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Phone Number: (541) 947-2177
Address:

HC 10, Box 337
Lakeview, OR 97630

 

Class 1 Permits
Class I Permit
Defined:

Operator requirements:
 
  • Youth under age 16 must be supervised by an adult over age 18 who is able to provide immediate assistance and direction to the children, and ...
  • Youth and any passengers under age 18 must wear a helmet with the chin strap fastened.
  • Operators with a suspended or revoked drivers license may not operate any class I, II, or III ATV.
 
 
 
    
      Permit fee: $10 (Most permit agents charge an extra .50)
      Permit agents: See the latest permit agent list.

 

 

Class 3 Permits
Class III Permit
Defined:

Operator requirements:
 
  • Must be at least 7 years of age
  • Youth under age 16 must be supervised by an adult over age 18 who is able to provide immediate assistance and direction to the children, and ...
  • Youth and any passengers under age 18 must wear a helmet with the chin strap fastened.
  • Operators with a suspended or revoked drivers license may not operate any class I, II, or III ATV.
 
 
 
    
      Permit fee: $10 (Most permit agents charge an extra .50)
      Permit agents: See the latest permit agent list.

 

 

Class 2 Permits
 
Class II Permit
Defined:
 Jeeps traveling on an unmaintained dirt road.

Operator requirements:

  • A valid driver´s license.
  • Operators with a suspended or revoked drivers license may not operate any class I, II, or III ATV.
  • Check with law enforcement officials in the area you wish to ride for any special requirements.
  • Uninsured Class II off-road vehicles should contact Department of Motor Vehicles for more information.
      Permit fee: $10 (Most permit agents charge an extra .50)
      Permit agents: See the latest permit agent list.

 

You must display an ATV permit if you are operating your ATV on public land (and even then, the land must be specifically designated for ATV use). The ATV Permit Fee is $10.00 (Most permit agents charge an extra .50), and it is valid for two years.  There are three classes of ATVs.

 

 

Telephone
541 947 2177
Land
Public
Christmas Valley
Acres
11,000
Vehicles
ATV, Dirt Bike, Truck, UTV
Terrain
General Trail, Mud Bog, Sand Dunes
Skill Level
Easy, Intermediate
Amenities
Camping, Restrooms
Hours
Open year round, but can not be inaccessible during the winter and spring months due to extremely muddy roads.
Directions
To Get There: Christmas Valley
Follow State Highway 31 south from Bend about 60 miles and turn east on County Road 5-10 toward Fort Rock / Christmas Valley. After about 20 miles turn left (east) on 5-14 to the community of Christmas Valley. Continue east past Christmas Valley approximately 10 miles, then turn left (north) on 5-14D and go 8 miles to a "T". Turn right on 5-14E, and follow it until you see signs for the Sand Dunes.
Riding Requirements
You must display an ATV permit if you are operating your ATV on public land (and even then, the land must be specifically designated for ATV use). The ATV Permit Fee is $10.00 (Most permit agents charge an extra .50), and it is valid for two years. There are three classes of ATVs.






Class 1 Permits

Class I Permit
Defined:

For vehicles 50" wide or less, and ...
Dry weight of 800 pounds or less.
Have saddle or seat.
Travels on three or four tires.
Meet the safety equipment standards for off road vehicles.

Operator requirements:


Youth under age 16 must be supervised by an adult over age 18 who is able to provide immediate assistance and direction to the children, and ...
Youth and any passengers under age 18 must wear a helmet with the chin strap fastened.
Operators with a suspended or revoked drivers license may not operate any class I, II, or III ATV.




Permit fee: $10 (Most permit agents charge an extra .50)
Permit agents: See the latest permit agent list.






Class 2 Permits


Class II Permit
Defined:

For vehicles more than 50" wide, or ...
Dry weight of more than 800 pounds.
Meet the safety equipment standards for off road vehicles.

Operator requirements:


A valid driver´s license.
Operators with a suspended or revoked drivers license may not operate any class I, II, or III ATV.
Check with law enforcement officials in the area you wish to ride for any special requirements.
Uninsured Class II off-road vehicles should contact Department of Motor Vehicles for more information.
Permit fee: $10 (Most permit agents charge an extra .50)
Permit agents: See the latest permit agent list.






Class 3 Permits

Class III Permit
Defined:

For vehicles riding on two tires
Dry weight of less than 600 pounds.
Meet the safety equipment standards for off road vehicles.

Operator requirements:


Must be at least 7 years of age

Youth under age 16 must be supervised by an adult over age 18 who is able to provide immediate assistance and direction to the children, and ...
Youth and any passengers under age 18 must wear a helmet with the chin strap fastened.
Operators with a suspended or revoked drivers license may not operate any class I, II, or III ATV.




Permit fee: $10 (Most permit agents charge an extra .50)
Permit agents: See the latest permit agent list.


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