The Sheephole Valley Wilderness now contains a total of 187,516 acres and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. All of the Wilderness is in the state of California. In 1994 the Sheephole Valley Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of "…increasing population, accompanied by expanding settlement and growing mechanization,…" you play an important role in helping to "…secure for the American people of present and future generations the benefits of an enduring resource of wilderness" as called for by Congress in the Wilderness Act of 1964. Please follow the regulations in place for this area, and use Leave No Trace techniques when visiting to ensure protection of its unique natural and experiential qualities. (BLM)
Seriously. Please don’t try it. We did not even find a spot to camp, and got stuck and the sand. Just go somewhere else. It’s not worth it.
To begin please be careful of the roads as they very sandy and you can get stuck easily if you don't have a 4x4, that being said I made it in and out with a 2 wheel drive truck but I almost got stuck. If come in by cell tower there are two roads to the right one goes south one goes east towards the mountain we went east and camped in the dry riverbed where the road first gets close, much past that you really need a 4x4 I went down the road but barley made it out by where the graffiti is the parking area on Amboy rd.
So this is a beautiful area with plenty of wildlife and areas to hike. Due east the cell tower behind a small hill is a camper trailer that looks like it's been there for quite some time, there is somebody that lives there so don't approach it because I believe his cheese slid of the cracker. He would come out at random times and just laugh in a very creepy manner. If you look on google earth you can see it. I think it was his way of telling us to stay away. So we did. This is dispersed camping so there are no amenities.
Easy to access dirt road off of Amboy leads you to BLM land. Left over fire rings mark sites, however many sites are covered in glass and bullet casing from people using this area for target practice. Sunsets are gorgeous, however desert winds are harsh. Wouldn’t go back but free camping doesn’t hurt.