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Dumont Dunes Off-Highway Vehicle Area
Near Tecopa, California

Wikipedia: Dumont Dunes

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Dumont Dunes approach road

Dumont Dunes approach road

Wind-blown sand from the southern parts of Death Valley and the bend of the Amargosa River accumulates here to form the Dumont Dunes.

Dumont Dunes Off-Highway Vehicle Area, California

Date photographed: November 4, 2015

Amargosa River at Dumont Dunes

Amargosa River at Dumont Dunes

The Amargosa River is often dry at this point but in late 2015 heavy rain brought it back to life.

Dumont Dunes Off-Highway Vehicle Area, California

Date photographed: November 4, 2015

Barren flats at the Dumont Dunes

Barren flats at the Dumont Dunes

These dunes were excluded from the Desert Protection Act of 1994 as a concession to off-road vehicle recreation. The flat area west of the dunes is used for camping and concession services. As many as 15,000 to 20,000 people gather here on holiday weekends.

Dumont Dunes Off-Highway Vehicle Area, California

Date photographed: November 4, 2015

Salt Creek Hills Riparian Area

Salt Creek Hills Riparian Area

Designated as an ACEC, Area of Critical Environmental Concern, this small area of riparian vegetation contrasts dramatically with its arid surroundings.

Salt Creek Hills ACEC, near Dumont Dunes, California

Date photographed: November 4, 2015

Salt Creek Hills

Salt Creek Hills

Removal of invasive tamarisk trees is ongoing at the Salt Creek Hills ACEC.

Salt Creek Hills ACEC, near Dumont Dunes, California

Date photographed: November 4, 2015

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