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  • UPDATE: Limited Access to Dumont Dunes During SR127 Repairs

    As most of you probably already know, the heavy rains from Hurricane Hilary caused major damage to highway 127 near the Little Dunes and the highway has been closed in both directions from Baker and Shoshone or Tecopa. There has been much concern whether or not there will be access to Dumont especially with the season kicking off Halloween weekend. After receiving word from a Caltrans engineer, we can finally report some accurate news about the road work and closures.
    Access from Baker, CA route: CLOSED For About 3 Months
    The south side of the 127 from Baker is expected to be closed for minimum of 3 months. Only law enforcement and medical service will have a code and access to get through the barriers. 
    Access from Shoshone or Tecopa, CA
    The other direction of the 127 (from Pahrump, Death Valley, Shoshone, or Tecopa) will be open within 2 weeks (possibly around Oct 6th). The barricades will be moved down to the Dumont Dunes Rd and a concrete k-rail/chain will be at the damaged bridge section of 127.
    Little Dumont
    There will be zero access to Little Dumont unless you going through the dunes from the main camp area at Dumont. 
    Anyone coming for the holidays will have to go around and access Dumont Dunes from Pahrump, Death Valley or Tecopa. 

    Heavy Rains Cause Flash Flooding & Damage to HWY 127; Road Closures In Effect

    Last week heavy rains near Dumont Dunes caused flash flooding on highway 127 causing the road to be filled with dirt, rock and debris. The road was impassable and was closed in both directions. Crews worked quickly to get it reopened on Aug 30th but mother nature had different plans. More heavy rain on Sept 1st came and flooded the road again. This time some some motorists were trapped for hours. John Edington reported his friend got caught in it that night just north of Baker and didn't make it to dry ground until 3:00. Crews will be working on getting it reopened asap. We'll update you as soon as it gets reopened, but check with Caltrans for the absolute latest. Closures are also usually updated pretty quickly on Google Maps Traffic layer. 
    (featured photo: Michael Battaglia, photo below: John Edington)

    photo 9/2/23: Debbie Baker

    9/5/23 UPDATE
     The brand new Dumont entrance road is fine and so is the river crossing. It's just a ~9'x24' section of highway 127 near the little dunes that is badly damaged. The 127 remains closed from Shoshone to Baker until the highway is repaired.        
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    • 27 October 2023 Until 29 October 2023
      Halloween weekend: October 27-29, 2023
      Halloween weekend is the official kickoff of the 2023/24 season and will take place the last weekend in October (27-29). The Dumont tradition of camp to camp trick-or-treating will be Saturday night so bring your costumes, decorations and candy to hand out! Dune safe and have a great time in the sand. 
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