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  • BLM Introduces Option To Purchase Passes Online

    The Bureau of Land Management Barstow Field Office has implemented a much more convenient way to purchase your Dumont Dunes pass. You can now go to Recreation.gov and get your pass online before you even head out for the season.  The fees will remain the same. There is a small service fee (which looks like $2.50) but the total still comes to the same for the pass. As of right now it appears only weekly passes are available on the website, but that may change since they list annual pass options, just not at checkout. Let's wait and see after September 2023 which is when the annual passes become available. Maybe that option will appear online as well. 
     
    Link to Recreation.gov Dumont pass page:
    https://www.recreation.gov/activitypass/e210305d-b769-11eb-87ed-16dbf55c498d
     
    Dumont Dune Annual pass season is Oct. 1-Sept. 30
    Weekly passes are $30 
    Non-holiday annual pass is $90 
    The annual pass that includes holiday weekends is $120   
     
    The holiday weeks are:
    Halloween: Oct. 25 - Oct. 31, 2022
    Thanksgiving: Nov. 22 - 28, 2022
    New Year's: Dec. 27, 2022 to Jan. 2, 2023
    Martin Luther King Jr.: Jan. 10-16, 2023 
    President's Day: Feb. 14-20, 2023
     
    More pass information on our passes page. 
    https://www.dumontduneriders.com/invision/passes/
     
    BLM press release
    https://www.blm.gov/press-release/blm-implements-online-pass-purchase-option-dumont-dunes-and-el-mirage-highway-vehicle?fbclid=IwAR1_lZ-9Ml2cFlzC57x_5BZwHM-gkc8EzknsCXbfBjMgCpRxHNKj4Wt9Gok

    Dumont Dunes Entrance Road Paving Project

    The Federal Highway Administration recently announced a project that will put a smile on many duners faces. After many years, the entrance road to Dumont Dunes is finally getting paved. If you are a regular of Dumont, chances are you have experienced the 4 miles of teeth chattering, washboard road that has done damage to many trailers and RVs. The condition of the gravel road is always changing and requires much maintenance. We even have an entrance road update post here on the forum where users rate the road in using a A-F grade. It's not too bad when it gets bladed, but that is usually before holiday weekends and sometimes it doesn't even get done. While this brings relief to 99% of Dumont users, some worry the entrance road will bring even more of the crowd that abuses Dumont Dunes. There's an old saying, "good roads bring bad people".  Let's just hope that doesn't happen and everyone respects the dunes and the rules/ laws are followed and enforced. 
     

    Dumont entrance road with an "F rating"
    photo: sand chick
     
    The Project
    The paving project will begin summer of 2022 and hopefully we'll see it finished by fall 2022. 
     

    photo: Federal Highway Administration
     
    Funding
    The first thing that comes to mind anytime there are improvements made to Dumont is "who's paying for this?" Well the good news is the roughly $3,000,000 project is funded by the Federal Lands Transportation Program (FLTP) for the Bureau of Land Management and it is not coming from the users of Dumont Dunes.  
     
    Thoughts?
    Do you love it? Hate it? What are your thoughts? Please comment below or visit the topic on the forum and let us know. 
     
     
  • Upcoming Events

    • 29 October 2022 07:00 AM Until 31 October 2022 07:00 AM
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      The season officially kicks off Halloween weekend, October 29-31st. Decorate your rides and camps. Sometimes there's a trunk or treat at vendor row, but if you want to do it the old fashioned way, really get in the Halloween spirit and trick or treat from camp to camp! It's a ton of fun and a great way to chat with other duners!
    • 24 November 2022 08:00 AM Until 27 November 2022 08:00 AM
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      Get those toys and turkeys ready. It's Thanksgiving weekend. Lately Thanksgiving weekend has been a popular one but not too crazy or crowded. It's a fairly chill weekend to spend with friends and family. 
    • 09 December 2022 08:00 AM Until 11 December 2022 08:00 AM
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      Can you believe this will be the 10th Annual Buggy Roundup? If you have a sandcar, you have to be there. This weekend is all about the buggies. Everyone is welcome to come out for the fun. More details to come so save the dates!
      Dec 9-11, 2022. 
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