Ballinger Canyon OHV Day Use Riding Area

Area Status: Open
Ballinger Campground

The Ballinger and Deer Park areas are geared toward OHV use. These areas provide 11 4WD roads, 12 ATV trails, and 14 motorcycle trails. Access to 4WD roads is available to both ATVs and motorcycles, and access to ATV trails is available to motorcycles.

Red sticker riding season Oct. 1 - April 30.

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Fee charged for some activities, Picnic tables, Toilets, Parking
Fees: Day use parking is $10/day. Concession-managed area. Campground is $20/night by reservation: or first-come, first-served. Reservations on weekends year-round are strongly recommended.
Open Season: Open year-round
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Best Season: Spring
Busiest Season: Spring/summer
Restrictions: For current fire restrictions and campfire permit information, contact the Mt. Pinos Ranger District at (661) 245-3731 ext. 0 or visit
Water: None
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Parks Management Company for the Forest Service
Information Center: Mt. Pinos Ranger District Office:  (661) 245-3731 x 0, Tuesday - Saturday, 8-430pm.

Recreation Map

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OHV Trail Riding

Facilities at Ballinger Campground include: restrooms; campsites with tables and fire rings, and trails to accommodate all levels of riders. There is no garbage service, so you must pack out what you pack in. 

Red sticker riding season Oct. 1 - April 30.


Fee charged for some activities: $10 fee for day use parking

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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