Season permit - $150
Valid from October 1 to April 15
Weekly permit - $35
Valid for seven consecutive days upon entry.
If you wait to purchase the permit at Glamis, the price increases:
On-site Season permit $150. Weekly permit $50.
Who needs a permit?
One permit is needed per primary vehicle. A primary vehicle is any street legal vehicle used for transportation to the recreation site. A permit is required at all times while in the fee area and may be required to exit the area. Please keep your permit until you exit the fee area.
How long do I have to purchase a permit?
The permit is required immediately upon arrival to the recreation area. When you purchase your permit before you arrive at the dunes, you save money.
Recreation Fee Area
Covers the entire Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area and its 1 mile planning area boundary. This includes, but is not limited to, Buttercup, Gecko Rd, Glamis, Gordons Well/Dunebuggy Flats, Mammoth Wash, Ogilby, Osborne, along both sides of the Coachella Canal and Ted Kipf Rd.
Can I upgrade my weekly permit(s) into a season permit?
Can I still replace my permit if it is lost or stolen?
No. A non-commercial special recreation permit has a value. When a permit is carelessly lost, forgotten or misplaced the price of having to buy another one or receiving a citation becomes an unwanted expense. It is important (and the visitor's responsibility) to secure the permit inside the vehicle making sure it is properly displayed at the same time. Tip: keep vehicle windows rolled up and doors locked at all times.