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Annual Desert Safari Camping Weekend
Annual Desert Safari Camping Weekend
March 3, 2017 — March 5, 2017

Cost: $0.00


Cost: FREE!


Spots Available: 5

4 x 4 Training Center
Co Hwy S22
Thermal CA, United States
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55th Annual Tierra Del Sol Desert Safari

presented by
Tierra Del Sol – Four Wheel Drive Club of San Diego

Join Rod Roddenberry for an another epic four wheeling camping adventure in the Southern California desert. This is a family friendly camping weekend. You don’t have to be a four wheeling adventurer to participate. We have a lot of fun at our basecamp too!


Headquarters: The Desert Safari HQ is back at the Truckhaven Hills area of the Ocotillo Wells OHRV 4 x 4 Training Center located 23 miles east from Christmas Circle (Borrego Springs) on S-22 or 3.0 miles west of state highway 86.  

HQ Basecamp Google Map coordinates for registration: 33.261429 N – 116.013350 W


IMG_0096 RA Campsite TdS
We have secured the same hilltop location along the ridge as last year for the Roddenberry Adventures campsite. See the path in red on the map below for Location #1.

Look for the white and blue United Federation of Planets Flag, a Black Jeep Wrangler and a small white Travel Trailer/RV.

Please note, cellular service is very limited onsite. Please check your email and the website prior to arriving at the campgrounds for any updates. Email or call Jennifer Black 888-763-6661 if you need additional directions to campsite.

Location 1 Coordinates are: 33.269020N 116.019925W


Google Maps Link from SAN DIEGO

Google Maps Link from LOS ANGELES



Bring food, drinks, water (at least 1 gallon per person per day), camping equipment and supplies, tent or RV, sleeping bag, flashlight, sunscreen, chairs, etc.), clothes and toiletries, your own nail-free firewood and your sense of adventure.

Additional supplies are available in Salton City nearby. However, things at the convenience store tend to run out early and quickly.


FRIDAY – March 3rd
Registration:  8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Merchandise: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm

SATURDAY – March 4th
Registration: 6:30 am – 7:00 pm
Merchandise: 6:30 am – 10:00 pm
Runs: 8:00am
Raffle & Fireworks Show: 7:00pm – 10:00pm

*Please make sure you and your pets are prepared for the fireworks, they are extremely loud and there may be test firing during the day on Saturday.

SUNDAY – March 5th
Merchandise: 6:30am – 1:00pm based on inventory
7:00am: West Shores Seniors Club Sunday Breakfast located at 1375 Borrego Salton Sea Way S-22 (Senior Center is on S-22 1 mile west of hwy 86).  Flyers will be available at the Registration and Information Booths.
Sunday Run Info: Check Information Booth for schedule

*Runs will leave from HQ promptly at 8:00am in sandy washes, rocky canyons and scenic ridges for the best 4-wheeling in the area.



Tierra Del Sol is a non-profit club that fights to keep Public Lands open. TDS uses portions of the proceeds from the Desert Safari to fight land closures and to keep trails open, and helping 4 Wheel 2 Heal (4W2H) take wounded and disabled veterans to off-roading events.



55th Annual Tierra Del Sol Desert Safari

Tierra Del Sol – Four Wheel Drive Club of San Diego


Official registration for this event is on the Tierra Del Sol website.

Online registration is now closed. If you have not registered in advance online, onsite registration will be open starting on Thursday, March 2nd.

Click here more information about the 55th annual Tierra Del Sol Dessert Safari, vehicle safety requirements, and info to register onsite. Registration includes one 4×4 vehicle, dash plaque, bumper sticker, one raffle ticket, and a special present for the kids. ALL OCCUPANTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO SIGN AN INSURANCE WAIVER FOR THE EVENT & THE RODDENBERRY ADVENTURES RELEASE OF LIABILITY WAIVER TO PARTICIPATE. Click here to view mandatory event safety requirements.

Pre-registration is $55 ($45 for active military with ID)

Please register below if you plan to join us and camp at the Roddenberry Adventures campsite so we know to save space for you and your vehicle(s). We look forward to seeing you for a great camping adventure!

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