Jawbone Station Visitor Center is open!

We welcome you to visit the Jawbone Station Visitor Center, open from 8:30am-4pm.

Get your maps, books, t-shirts, "Keep Kern Clean" bags, Campfire Permits, and CA nonresident OHV Permits all at our top of the line Gift Shop.

Stop by and grab a Friends of Jawbone sweater to stay warm!

Edward Waldheim, Founder of Friends of Jawbone (FOJ)

Ed was well known for his work in the West Mojave desert, and not surprisingly he took a most interesting trail in getting there. Born in San Francisco in 1938, Ed and his family moved to Argentina when he was ten years old. He grew up farming and it was then he first rode motorcycles, an activity that would become his life-long passion.

In his early twenties, Ed returned to the United States and served in the Army before making Southern California his home. Soon he bought a well-used scrambles motorcycle and took up racing in the desert. He formed the Clean Sweep Racing Team in 1976, and was the 1977 Desert Open Senior Champion. He won over thirty trophies racing with D.R.A., C.R.C. and AMA District 37. He raced the Check Chase, the California City Grand Prix, and at Adelanto among other events.

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California Outdoor Recreation Foundation (CORF)

CORF is a non-profit foundation dedicated to promoting the safe, responsible, and sustainable use of vehicles used off highway on public lands and is supported by donations from individuals, businesses, organizations, land agency partners, and other stakeholders who benefit from the Off Highway Motorized Vehicle Recreation Program in California.

Join CORF in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the OHMVR Program in California!

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Saving Oceano Dunes

The Friends of Oceano Dunes is a 501(c)(3) California Not-for-Profit corporation that aims to unite the many people who enjoy responsible recreation in Oceano Dunes. However, they need the public's help.

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COVID-19 Restrictions at Kern County OHV Recreation Sites

All Eastern Kern County OHV closures have been lifted. The Onyx Ranch SVRA & Red Rock Canyon State Park will reopen the campgrounds for overnight camping on Friday, January 29th. Remember to Stay Local, Plan Ahead, Stay Safer at 6 Feet, and Stay Covered.

Please practice all Social Distancing protocols. These orders are fluid and could change at any time. Check back here periodically for up to date information.


Drone Flying On Public Lands

The popularity of drones, or unmanned aircrafts, is on the rise in the United States. There are many public lands that allow drone use, however, flying in prohibited areas could result in civil and/or criminal penalties.

First, all drone users must follow Federal Aviation Association (FAA) rules regarding registration and operation of recreational unmanned aircrafts. Consumer drones weighing between .55 and 55 pounds are required to be registered with the FAA.

Read more: Drone Flying On Public Lands

Dedicated to Ed Waldheim

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Southern California Overland Trail Association

Friends of Jawbone is a non-profit corporation under section 501(c)(3). If your business would like to support Friends of Jawbone, please click here.