Dry Lake is located along the way between LA and Las Vegas just past
Barstow. The campsite can be tricky to find if you haven't been there
before and if you are driving there so please study the detailed
From Barstow, take
I-15 north toward Las Vegas for 5 miles.
on the Fort Irwin
Road and turn left to cross the freeway. There is a big visible sign
on the right side of the freeway and you can't really miss this one.
Stay on Fort Irwin
Road for 17.5 miles to Motherload Road. Turn right on to Motherload
you get on Motherload Road stay on it for 2.5 miles. This is a dirt road and can be
quite rough so you might want to slow down depending upon what kind
of vehicle you are driving.
a little while (1.7 miles along Motherload Road) you will get to the first crossroad. Keep going
At 2.0 miles
along Motherload Road you will get to a second crossroad. Keep going straight
At 2.5 miles
along Motherload Road, veer right just before
the big power lines. Make sure that the power lines looks like the
ones on the
picture since you will pass other smaller power lines before you get
to this one.
Go 0.2 miles on
this road, past the
Beverly Lake Nursery (on the left).
after you pass the nursery the road will split up in three
directions. Turn left here.
about 0.1 mile or so you will enter the lake bed.
slightly left just after entering the lake bed.
a short distance you will see some tracks that turns to the right.
Follow these tracks/this road.
following the road on the lake bed until you get to our camp,
normally along the northeast border of the lake.
Here's what it looks like if you arrive at night.
Please DO NOT take any
other roads from Fort Irwin Road to the lake bed. Motherload Road
is maintained better than the others.
on the picture in the directions section to see them in higher resolution.
Coyote Dry Lake is out in the
middle of nowhere. Be sure to bring everything you need to be comfortable. We
usually have about 10-20 people who bring RV's, trailers, tents, or sleep in
their trucks on the lake. If you prefer to stay at a hotel the hotels in Barstow
are probably your best bet. There are plenty of hotels in Barstow to choose