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Recreational Open-Space Areas

Protected Open-Space Areas and Reserves

Gooseflats Wildlife Area

230 acres, 3.5 miles southeast of Blythe at 18th Avenue and the Colorado River with boating and fishing.

  • This area is open to the public - subject to day use fees.

  • Hours of operation for this site are from sunrise to sunset.

  • Undocumented trails are located at this site.

  • Due to environmental concerns we ask the public to not disturb the ecology of this area.

  • This area is protected to prevent public use. For information about this site, please contact our Guest Services department.

Iodine Springs Reserve

The Wildomar Springs community is located near Iodine Springs Road and Clinton Keith Road in Riverside County.

  • This area is open to the public - subject to day use fees.

  • Hours of operation for this site are from sunrise to sunset.

  • Undocumented trails are located at this site.

  • Due to environmental concerns we ask the public to not disturb the ecology of this area.

Johnson Ranch

Johnson Ranch is a 700 acre site located in Riverside County previously used for agricultural purposes. Due to the application of biosolids as fertilizer, soils here have the potential to contain high levels of nutrients, which provide a competitive advantage for non-native weeds over native plants.

  • This area is open to the public - subject to day use fees.

  • Hours of operation for this site are from sunrise to sunset.

  • Undocumented trails are located at this site.

  • Due to environmental concerns we ask the public to not disturb the ecology of this area.

    Stofer Property

    Lot size: 9.77 Acres and located in city of Desert Hot Springs (Inside the corner of Little Morongo Rd and 14th Ave)

    • This area is open to the public - subject to day use fees.

    • Hours of operation for this site are from sunrise to sunset.

    • Undocumented trails are located at this site.

    • Due to environmental concerns we ask the public to not disturb the ecology of this area.

      Mary Tyo Staging Area

      Ridgeview Ave, Jurupa Valley, CA 91752 - Trail was completed in 1997, and included a staging area, trail head, parking lot, and picnic area located in the Southeast corner of Ridgeview Avenue and Limonite Avenue — Riverside. This area has easy access to  Santa Ana Trail riverbed.

      • This area is open to the public - subject to day use fees.

      • Hours of operation for this site are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday - Sunday.

      • Undocumented trails are located at this site.

      • Due to environmental concerns we ask the public to not disturb the ecology of this area.

        Miller Park

        5 undeveloped acres on the Colorado River,12 miles southwest of Blythe at Highway 78 and 38th Avenue.

        • This area is open to the public - subject to day use fees.

        • Hours of operation for this site are from sunrise to sunset.

        • Undocumented trails are located at this site.

        • Due to environmental concerns we ask the public to not disturb the ecology of this area.

          San Jacinto River

          The San Jacinto River is a 42-mile-long (68 km) river in Riverside County, California. The river'sheadwaters are in San Bernardino National Forest, but the lower portion of the 765-square-mile (1,980 km2) watershed is urban and agricultural land.

          • This area is open to the public - subject to day use fees.

          • Hours of operation for this site are from sunrise to sunset.

          • Undocumented trails are located at this site.

          • Due to environmental concerns we ask the public to not disturb the ecology of this area.

            Norton Younglove

            San Timoteo Canyon is a river valley canyon northeast of The Redlands, in the far northwestern foothills of the San Jacinto Mountains in the Inland Empire region of Southern California. This area features hiking trails, horseback riding, picnic areas, nature and wildlife viewing.

            • This area is open to the public - subject to day use fees.

            • Hours of operation for this site are from sunrise to sunset.

            • Undocumented trails are located at this site.

            • Due to environmental concerns we ask the public to not disturb the ecology of this area.

              Valley Hi Oak

              47501 Twin Pines Rd, Banning, CA 92220

              • This area is open to the public - subject to day use fees.

              • Hours of operation for this site are from sunrise to sunset.

              • Undocumented trails are located at this site.

              • Due to environmental concerns we ask the public to not disturb the ecology of this area.

                Warmington Mitigation Site

                The proposed project is a residential development consisting of 502 dwelling units on 128 acres of a 188-acre site located in the City of Murrieta, Riverside County, CA. The project will include an activity park, neighborhood park, mini-park, linear park/greenbelt system, detention basins, and associated infrastructure and utilities. The proposed project design also includes the realignment of Briggs Road and improvements to Baxter Road.

                • This area is open to the public - subject to day use fees.

                • Hours of operation for this site are from sunrise to sunset.

                • Undocumented trails are located at this site.

                • Due to environmental concerns we ask the public to not disturb the ecology of this area.

                  Restricted Open-Space Areas

                  The goal of wildlife conservation is to ensure that nature will be around for future generations to enjoy and also to recognize the importance of wildlife and wilderness for humans and other species alike. The sites below are protected areas and we ask that you do not distribute any of the sites below:

                  • Trujillo Adobe

                  • Fish Traps

                  • Maze Stone

                  • Mockingbird Canyon Archaeological Site

                  • Ringing Rock Archaeological Site

                  • Double Butte

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