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BLM Buys Blue Oak Ranch

Access To OHV Area To Improve

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has acquired the 1,400-acre Blue Oak Ranch, which will provide greater public access for staging and camping for the South Cow Mountain OHV Management Area in California.

The ranch was purchased with funding from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund and the California State Park Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division Grants Program.

“Acquisition of the Blue Oak Ranch is a significant milestone in the history of the South Cow Mountain OHV Area, in that it will provide much-needed camping and staging opportunities with easy public access from a paved road,” said Don Amador, government affairs lead for AMA District 36. “I know the OHV community appreciates the agency’s effort over the last four to five years to purchase this property from a willing seller who wanted to see it used for both casual trail use and permitted events.”

The South Cow Mountain OHV Management Area encompasses about 23,000 acres of public land in the Mayacamas Mountains and includes more than 90 miles of designated roads and trails, ranging from easy to extremely difficult.

To learn more about the South Cow Mountain OHV Management Area, visit: