What's Up With the Hwy 20 Property?

This property is owned by Mendocino Coast Recreation and Park District (MCRPD) and consists of 586 acres including much of the Newman Gulch Watershed, the municipal water source for the city of Fort Bragg. Unique habitats exist here, including sphagnum bogs and 150 acres of Mendocino Cypress Pygmy Forest. These areas need to be protected from damage.

This land is currently open to the public for passive recreation including walking and hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. It is not open for public off-highway vehicle use now.

The California Recreation Alliance (CRA) has an agreement with MCRPD to use this property for OHV classes and trainings, provide security and clean-up efforts.

For more information regarding this property and the planning process to create a regional park at this location, please contact: Dan Keyes, dkeyes@mcrpd.us or call 707-964-9446 X102

California OHV Grant - PUBLIC REVIEW PROCESS FOR THE 2017-2018 OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE GRANTS

Mendocino Coast Recreation and Park District is applying for a California State Parks Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) grant. We are requesting funding to continue the planning process and develop the necessary documents to guide the District into the Development stage.  This grant would be contingent on the findings of the Environmental Impact Report and Economic Feasibility Studies that are currently in progress.  We would like to give the public an opportunity to review the grant and provide comments.

The preliminary application is due March 5th. The public is encouraged to review our preliminary application and provide comments beginning March 6th. Access to preliminary applications will be available on the OHV Division website: http://ohv.parks.ca.gov/

According to the Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program Regulations:

The Applicant shall undertake a public review process of their application.

(1) All preliminary applications shall be available on the Division Website (www.ohv.parks.ca.gov) the day following the preliminary application deadline for public review and comment.

(2) Applicant shall notify the public of the opportunity to review and comment on the Preliminary Application no later than the first Tuesday following the first Monday in March. The notice shall include instructions for accessing the Division Website for Application review and public comments. Public notification efforts shall include at least one of the following: a. Notice mailed and/or emailed to those persons the Applicant determines most likely to have an interest in or be affected by the Application, and to those who have requested notice, b. Publication on Applicant’s website, c. Publication in local newspaper, d. News release, e. Public meeting or hearing conducted by the Applicant.

(3) Public comments shall be submitted to the applicant and the OHMVR Division.

(4) Public comments shall be submitted no later than the first Monday in April

Planning Grant Application as Accepted

Restoration Grant Application as Accepted

For More Information

The California State Parks Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation site provides the latest information.

Safety Information

This property is owned by Mendocino Coast Recreation and Park District. It is currently closed to all unauthorized motor vehicle use. Riding on closed or private property is not responsible use and is considered trespassing.

For information on responsible riding.

For more information, please contact Mendocino Coast Recreation and Park District (707)964-9446.


Information on Responsible Riding

The Golden Rules of ATV safety

  • Always wear a DOT-compliant helmet, goggles, long sleeves, long pants, over-the-ankle boots, and gloves.
  • Never ride on paved roads except to cross when done safely and permitted by law – another vehicle could hit you. ATVs are designed to be operated off-highway.
  • Never ride under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Never carry a passenger on a single-rider ATV, and no more than one passenger on an ATV specifically designed for two people.
  • Ride an ATV that’s right for your age.
  • Supervise riders younger than 16; ATVs are not toys.
  • Ride only on designated trails and at a safe speed.
  • Take a hands-on ATV RiderCourse and the free online E-Course. Visit ATVSafety.org or call 800.887.2887.

Dirt Bike Riding Tips

  • Always wear a DOT-compliant helmet, goggles, long sleeves, long pants, over-the-ankle boots, and gloves.
  • Except for dual-purpose models, never ride on paved surfaces except to cross when done safely and permitted by law – another vehicle could hit you. Dirt bikes are designed to be operated off-highway.
  • Never ride under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Supervise riders younger than 16; dirt bikes are not toys.
  • Never permit youngsters to ride dirt bikes that are too tall or too powerful for their capabilities.
  • Don’t ride alone on remote trails. Use the buddy system.
  • Ride only on designated trails and at a safe speed.
  • Take a hands-on riding course. Visit DirtBikeSchool.org.

To sign up for a safety class, visit Mendocino CRA.

In Case of Emergency

In case of an emergency call 911: The Regional Park’s address is 30900 Highway 20, Fort Bragg CA 95437.

Mendocino County Sheriffs Department: Non-emergency (707)964-6308

Information provided by Sarah Huff
California Recreation Alliance
Program Director
phone: 707-734-0922
email: calrecalliance@gmail.com
website: mendocra.org