Heber Dunes Recreation Area is open to the public during daylight hours, and since camping is strictly prohibited, is strictly a day use park. Note that the entry gates are locked as nightfall approaches. Unlike some other OHV parks in California, this public area requires no fees or passes to enjoy. This area is open to red and green stickered vehicles year round.
Dogs are welcome to join their owners, however, they must remain on a leash at all times. Bathrooms are housed on the grounds, and offer running water, toilets, and coin-operated showers. Here, owners can obtain drinking water to help keep Fido's thirst at bay, so be sure to bring a bowl and bottle for convenience. There are a few on-site amenities for families to enjoy too, including ramadas, picnic tables, and barbecues. Hiking and biking are allowed on the trails in certain areas, but owners must keep a careful eye to avoid a collision with an off-highway vehicle.
Heber Dunes Recreation Area formerly housed a range for recreational shooting and was also a hotspot for hunting and games of paintball. Today, those activities are no longer permitted on the premises to assure the safety of those enjoying the grounds on recreational vehicles.
Always have clean-up bags on hand, and pick up whatever your pup leaves behind. Dogs visiting the park should be up to date on vaccinations, and have a city license tag.
For the OHV enthusiasts and their pups, check out the furbulous Heber Dunes Recreation Area!