|CALIFORNIA – UPDATED ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING LAND USE IN THE JOHNSON VALLEY AREA
Johnson Valley Shared Use Area Closure Changes; Announcement of New Training Dates
United States Marine Corps
PRESS RELEASE #19-015 January 21, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JOHNSON VALLEY SHARED USE AREA CLOSURE CHANGES; ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEW TRAINING DATES
MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. –
The Marine Corps will not conduct training activities in the Johnson Valley Shared Use Area during the previously scheduled period of October 18 through November 1, 2022. To support maximum public use of the Johnson Valley Shared Use Area, it will remain open for public use during this time.
Closure periods include the time required to ensure the Johnson Valley Shared Use Area is clear of recreation activity prior to military 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 is unaffected by closures to the Johnson Valley Shared Use Area and remains open to the public for recreation and off-roading.
Training is conducted within Combat Center boundaries year-round, including ranges acquired through the land expansion bordering the Shared Use Area. The Marine Corps reminds the public to be safe and respect base boundaries when recreating near the installation. Individuals have a personal and legal responsibility to avoid trespassing on the Combat Center.
For additional information, including a map of the Johnson Valley Shared Use Area and adjacent Combat Center boundaries, please visit: www.29palms.marines.mil/johnsonvalley/ or email the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center at SMBPLMSJOHNSONVALLEY@usmc.mil.
As always, call or email if you have any questions or comments.