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Hollister Hills State Vehicular Recreation Area

7800 Cienega Rd, Hollister, United States
State Park



Located in the Gabilan Mountains, just an hour's drive from San Jose, this unique and exciting off-highway vehicle park offers a diverse and enjoyable experience on more than 7100 acres of varied terrain.  Visitors are drawn to the park's beauty with it's oak woodlands, rolling hills, lush canyons, seasonal creeks, and the many miles of OHV trails. For the novice to the more experienced, this park has it all.

The Mission of the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division is to provide leadership statewide in the area of off-highway vehicle (OHV) recreation; to acquire, develop, and operate state-owned vehicular recreation areas; and to otherwise provide for a statewide system of managed OHV recreational opportunities through funding to other public agencies. The OHMVR Division works to ensure quality recreational opportunities remain available for future generations by providing for education, conservation, and enforcement efforts that balance OHV recreation impacts with programs that conserve and protect cultural and natural resources.

Hollister Hills is a part of The Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation division of California State Parks. The Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation program was created in 1971 out of the critical need to better manage growing demands for off-highway recreation, while at the same time foster respect for private property rights and protect California's natural and cultural resources. Today, this program, a division of the California Department of Parks and Recreation, is the largest and most successful program of its type in the U.S. The program continues its commitment to provide safe, enjoyable recreation while balancing the need to protect the state's resources.

In addition to providing accessibility to off-highway recreation for everyone from hikers to bikers to bird watchers, the program provides a variety of services and benefits to California's residents and visitors, including resource management of state lands, wildlife habitat protection, youth development and law enforcement.

Program funding comes from fuel taxes which are attributable to the recreational use of vehicles off highway, off-highway vehicle registration fees and fees collected at State Vehicular Recreation Areas.

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Make A Difference day is a month away. Mark your calendars! #hollisterhills #volunteersmakeadifference

#Geocache Bash this Saturday. You can win one of these at the raffle. And get free lunch thanks to Hollister Hills Off-road Association #hhora #Hollisterhills. It will be a lot of fun.

Finished 2 additional puzzles for new mystery caches that go live at Geocache Bash VI. Hope to see you on September 23rd, registration begins at 8am in Area Five.

Early morning lightning

Save the date for our 6th annual Geocache Bash. Hope to see you there.

Hi all, The Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) has changed the way they they Manage Distinguished Veteran (DVP) & Disabled Discount (DDP) passes. Current holders must exchange their passes for the new credit card style. HHSVRA is a designated pass exchange location and will be happy to help through this process. If you would like to schedule an appointment or ask additional questions feel free to contact Sam Hamilton at (831) 636-5172. To find out more information and find other designated pass exchange location online please follow the link below.

#hollisterhills is hiring seasonal Park aides. Here is a brief description and link to application. Deadline to apply is August 1, 2017, bring in an application by then. #jobs

Hollister Street Festival is going on now. It's hot but well worth it. Come say Hi to the #Hollisterhills staff.

Quick Update, Campgrounds are nearly full. Have a great Memorial Day Weekend.

Happy Friday! Busy weekend here's whats going on: Lower Ranch: Renz and Adobe closure through Sunday for Wild Piglet Family Enduro Upper Ranch: Full Closure through tomorrow for Molina Ghost Run. Loretta Lynn Qualifier and the GP Track. It will be prepared. Have a good weekend #hollisterhills

A lot happening this prepared: Upper Ranch Closure for Molina Ghost Run. Begins evening 5/12- through evening 5/13. No camping in Sycamore during this time. The event is open to the public if interested. Closure of Beginner Track, Renz & Adobe areas from 5/12 am - 5/14 am for Timekeepers Wild Piglet Family Enduro.

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Here's the trail update: Lower Ranch: Adobe area open (minus Adobe Road & Island Ridge). Renz is open (minus Beehive & Fenceline) San Andreas Drop work is completed and now open. Hudner is closed, but work is almost done there. Mudstone is open and getting a ot of use. Have a great weekend #hollisterhills