In conversation with the senior LEO from Barstow BLM the Dumont Dunes OHV area is NOT closed nor shutdown. HOWEVER the following applies and you need to be VERY aware of this;
There will be NO services I.E. Bathrooms closed and locked
No EMT (BLM) services but Baker Volunteer ambulance will respond as will CHP. That said PLEASE be extra careful as the assistance you may need may cause you to loose your life!
There can be NO organized events.
If the BLM rangers do come into your camp it would be best to be in compliance with passes and stickers along with the consumption of adult beverages and operating a motor vehicle(never a good idea anytime). Do not press any "you don't have the authority to be out here type BS cause it's going to get expensive for you real fast. Since the LEO's are few expect them to be extra careful when approaching you or your camp. Treat them with respect and you will have no issues. I don't care what your beliefs are about the BLM this is not the time to voice them. Be nice to the man and appreciate that we are not having to deal with a fence or closed area.
And as always please pick up after yourself and any other slobs that may have left debris behind, take more out than you came in with.
If you have any questions feel free to PM me and I will answer what I can.