The Johnson Valley Shared Use Area will be temporarily closed to the public Aug. 11-25, while the Marine Corps conducts training to support a large-scale exercise. It was determined the window of closure for military use could be shortened from the previous announcement of Aug. 1-30, after the Marine Corps refined the scope of training.
The closure period will include the time required to ensure the Shared Use Area is clear of recreation activity prior to training and to confirm the land is clear of hazards prior to reopening the land for public access.
The adjacent Johnson Valley OHV Recreation Area will remain open to the public during the closure of the Shared Use Area. The Marine Corps will continue to implement robust public outreach to ensure the public is informed of the temporary change in land use.