The Desert Discovery Center is located in Barstow, CA. and is working together with Friends of El Mirage and the BLM to bring kids into the El Mirage Park located in El Mirage, CA. By bringing Fourth Graders into the park, we hope to educate them on all the desert has to offer.
The El Mirage Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Area is located in the Mojave Desert. This off-highway vehicle riding area attracts a variety of activities icluding motorcycles, ATV's, buggies, land yachts, model airplanes, model rockets, ultra lights, gyrocopters, parasails, and filming for commercials, t.v. shows, and major motion pictures.
The areas of interest include the El Mirage Dry Lake Bed, the Shadow Mountains, the El Mirage Basin, and the Twin Hills area that make up the 24,400 acre project area of public and private land.
Elevation ranges from about 2,800 feet at the El Mirage Dry Lake Bed to over 3,800 feet in the Shadow Mountains. Temperatures can reach 120 degrees F. in the Summer and drop to 5 degrees F. in the Winter.
There is a variety of wildlife here at El Mirage that includes the Desert Tortoise, Scorpions, Tarantula's, Tarantula Hawk Wasps, and much, much more.