As OHV use explodes around Silverwood Lake, so does need for enforcement, education

The scenery surrounding Silverwood Lake in the San Bernardino Mountains, with sweeping vistas of a mountain-desert interface, has evolved into a bo...

September 3, 2022
4:46 AM

The scenery surrounding Silverwood Lake in the San Bernardino Mountains, with sweeping vistas of a mountain-desert interface, has evolved into a booming hub for off-highway vehicle riders in recent years, drawing large crowds and, increasingly, lawless behavior, law enforcement officials say. A multi-agency task force addresses safety concerns, trespassing and other violations by off-highway vehicle riders at Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area in Silverwood Lake on Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Off-road enthusiasts drive the trails near Miller Canyon OHV staging area in the San Bernardino National Forest as a task force cracks down on safety concerns, trespassing and other violations by off-highway vehicle riders in the Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area in Silverwood Lake on Saturday, August 27, 2022.

Quinn Wilson