The Ocotillo Wells area isn't the only local 4x4 haven under threat of closure. The Pismo Beach OHV Area is also being looked at.
Check out this news release I just received from Yamaha Motor Corporation:
State Proposes Closing Pismo Beach OHV Area; Take Action Today!
Legislature's Budget Conference Committee Meeting Today, June 2, 2009
CYPRESS, Calif. – June 2, 2009 – The California State Legislature's Budget Conference Committee is meeting today to consider closing more than 200 state parks, including the Oceano Dunes SVRA, aka Pismo Beach (http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=406), a popular Central California OHV area and “the only California State Park where vehicles may be driven on the beach.”
As the leading advocate for trail stewardship and OHV access, the Yamaha OHV Access Initiative is asking all OHV enthusiasts to contact California state representatives and communicate just how important OHV access, state parks, and the Pismo Beach OHV area specifically are to you, your family and/or your business. The Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA) is an important area that needs to stay open.
For more information and to take action, OHV enthusiasts should visit the California State Parks Foundation’s Save Our State Parks web site at: http://www.savestateparks.org/. A link is provided that enables visitors to enter their name and send a message of support for State Parks to both their legislator and the Governor of California.
About Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A.
Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. (YMUS), a leader in the motorsports market, makes the toughest, most capable and versatile ATV and Side-by-Side vehicles. The company’s ever-expanding product offerings also include motorcycles, outboard motors, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, boats, outdoor power equipment, race kart engines, accessories, apparel and much more. YMUS products are sold through a nationwide network of more than 4,000 dealers in the United States.
Headquartered in Cypress, Calif., since its incorporation in 1977, YMUS also has facilities in Wisconsin and Georgia, as well as factory operations in Tennessee and Georgia. For more information on Yamaha, visit www.yamaha-motor.com.