RV Rental King of the Hammers

King of the Hammers is an off-road race that combines desert racing and rock crawling. This race is held in February on Means Dry Lake at Johnson Valley, California United States. The race is broadcast live on the Internet at www.ultra4racing.com each year.

King of The Hammers race week has expanded from one race, Nitto King of The Hammers, held each year on Friday, to a series of 5 races held throughout the week. The races include Can-AM UTV Race on Sunday, The Every Man Challenge Race on Wednesday, The Toyo Desert Invitational on Thursday (Unlimited Trophy Trucks), and a new ULTRA4 vs. Rock Bouncer shootout held on Monday night of race week.

There are tens of thousands of spectators who come out to watch King of the Hammers, they all gather at Johnson Valley, a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) area near Yucca Valley. For the week (which happens to be nine days long), the Means Dry Lake bed turns into what the spectators call Hammertown. There are more than 400 teams and 60,000 spectators for this event. Each day there is a new race: dirt bikes, quads, Side by Side or UTVs (Utility Task Vehicle), anyone with a four wheel drive vehicle and the main event Ultra4. The dates for King of the Hammers in 2019 are February 1 through the 9th.


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King of the Hammers 2020 Tickets

Where can I purchase tickets for King of The Hammers? 

ULTRA4License.com  is where tickets can be purchased in advance until 1/25 under "general event." After that, they will be available for sale at the gate. They are $30. Kids 10 and under are free as always. The price is good for one day or the entire week.  Military discounts are available only at the gate with Military ID. Active Duty are free, Veterans and dependants with Military ID are half off at the gate ($15). 


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King of the Hammers San Felipe

San Felipe KOH

As we prepare to go back racing at The Metal Cloak Stampede and then to The US Gear Tear Down in Tennessee at AOP, we would like to share some information regarding our May 18th race in San Felipe. We have been working hard with the Federal, State, and Local governmental officials in Mexico to make this an amazing experience for you and your teams. We will share some basic information in this opening email and will follow up with more in the coming weeks. As always, if you have any you question, give Dave a call.

The Race:

The race will be on a 22-mile circuit with high-speed desert sections, infamous San Felipe whoops (only a mile or two so you know what real whoops are like!), rock washes and ridges, a little short course at the Start/Finish line, and perhaps the single coolest rock trail we have ever raced. It is a flat and incredibly wide river bed full of house-sized boulders. Very little elevation change and over a mile long. To give you reference, Sledge Hammer is barely a ¼ mile.

We will follow our normal schedule and qualify on Friday afternoon and race all classes on Saturday. Mileage/Lap counts TBD.

The Event:

On Friday night after qualifying, we will do a parade down to the historic Malecon (Beach-front street with bars and shops). It is not mandatory, but you will not want to miss the experience! We are also arranging for a pre-race party for the early evening on Friday.

On Saturday, an hour after the race, we will have awards and post-race party at our Host Hotel, El Cortez.


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RV Rental King of the Hammers Camping and Fee

If your RV rental is confirmed, and great. Your next is to purchase the ticket and camper pass. It is $20.00 per RV. Read the following information you will find out more in details.

Who needs a Camper Pass? 
This fee applies to any camping vehicle with living quarters, 
(ie; RV, Trailer, Cab-Over, Toter-Home) entering Johnson Valley 
during KOH. This fee applies to all camping vehicles, whether you 
are staying with a team inside Hammertown or dry camping anywhere in 
Johnson Valley. Camping passes available at Ultra4License.com.

Is there an additional cost to camp at King of The Hammers? 
Yes, if you are bringing a camping vehicle with you, there is a $20 Camper pass required. This fee applies to any camping vehicle with living quarters, (ie; RV, Trailer, Cab-Over, Toter-Home) entering Johnson Valley during KOH. This fee applies to all campers, whether you are staying with a team inside Hammertown or dry camping anywhere in Johnson Valley. Camping is first-come, first-served on the lake bed. It is dry camping without hookups or water services. You are welcome to camp wherever you like as long it is more than 150 feet away from racecourse, which is clearly marked.  Camping inside the fences of Hammertown is reserved for pre-registered race teams and sponsors.  

Do I have to pay if I am not going into Hammertown and I am just coming out to camp with friends? 

Yes. Anyone planning to spectate or camp in Johnson Valley during KOH is required to have a wrist band (spectator pass) and a pass for their camping vehicle. If you are coming to Johnson Valley OHV area during KOH, you will need to pay a spectator fee. Johnson Valley OHV area is public land, but we don’t get to use it for free, we are required to obtain a permit through the BLM each year giving us the right to hold an exclusive event. It takes a lot of labor, people, and equipment to make 7 days of racing feasible and erect Hammertown and clean it all up when we are done. This is why there is a fee charged during KOH. Most of the year Johnson Valley is open to the public and free, however, when a special event, such as King of The Hammers is happening, and it requires a permit, which is why there is a charge. 

What do I get with my ticket? 
Your ticket gets you access to Johnson Valley for the duration of KOH. This includes access to spectator areas, Hammertown, and dry camping locations. The first 5000 entrants also receive participant stickers, and we give out a spectator flyer with a map of spectator areas, Hammertown vendors, and a list of the full week is scheduled. Spectators also have access to the Jumbotron and port-a-johns inside Hammertown. There is medical and safety personnel on-site throughout the week as well. 

What do I need to bring with me to the front gate? 
After you pay for your bands, camping passes and/or parking stickers, you are given the option to text/print tickets. When you click on the tickets you will see a scannable black and white box which is a QR Code. This code is what you need to have available either printed on a piece of paper or saved to your phone that can be scanned at the front gate.  Do not wait to download this code on the lake bed. There is not enough cell service and we cannot look up your tickets for you. 


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King of the Hammers wiki

JOHNSON VALLEY RV RENTALS  
During the winter months (late Oct-April) many rental fleets on rvrentout.com is moved to Johnson Valley and available for rent to the off-road enthusiasts that frequent the OHV park.  Do not miss out on one of the biggest off-road races in the country. King of the Hammers takes place every year in early Feb at Johnson Valley OHV.  Reserve your RV rental today!

King of the Hammers is an off-road race that combines desert racing and rock crawling. This race is held in February on Means Dry Lake at Johnson Valley, California United States. The race is broadcast live on the Internet at www.ultra4racing.com each year. King of The Hammers race week has expanded from one race, Nitto King of The Hammers, held each year on Friday, to a series of 5 races held throughout the week. The races include Can AM UTV Race on Sunday, The Every Man Challenge Race on Wednesday, The Toyo Desert Invitational on Thursday [4] (Unlimited Trophy Trucks), and a new ULTRA4 vs. Rock Bouncer shootout held on Monday night of race week.

There are tens of thousands of spectators who come out to watch King of the Hammers, they all gather at Johnson Valley, a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) area near Yucca Valley. For the week (which happens to be nine days long), the Means Dry Lakebed turns into what the spectators call Hammertown. There are more than 400 teams and 60,000 spectators for this event.[6] Each day there is a new race: dirt bikes, quads, Side by Side or UTVs (Utility Task Vehicle), anyone with a four-wheel drive vehicle and the main event Ultra4. The dates for King of the Hammers in 2020 are January 31st Until February 9th.

 


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Where is Johnson Valley California

Johnson Valley is a small unincorporated community in San Bernardino County in Southern California between the Victor Valley and Morongo Basin areas of the High Desert region of California. It is located north of Highway 247 in the Mojave Desert, and north by northwest of Yucca Valley. It is bordered by the San Bernardino Mountains to the south, Lucerne Valley to the west, and Landers to the east.

Geographically, Johnson Valley is the East Portion of Lucerne Valley (referring to the geographical valley formation rather than the unincorporated town), opening up to the Homestead Valley in the Southeast to the communities of Flamingo Heights, Landers, and Yucca Valley.

Johnson Valley OHV (Off-Highway Vehicle) Area is a tract of BLM managed land set aside for recreational use by residents and off-highway enthusiasts. The OHV Area is bordered by Interstate 40 at its northernmost point, at Highway 247 northern leg to Barstow at its western border, and at Emerson Dry Lake/US Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center at its easternmost border. Off-Road Enthusiasts participate in a course known as "The Hammers", a triangular off-road track at Bessemer Mine Road at the southern point of Soggy Lake. King of the Hammers, an off-road desert race, utilizes trails found in "The Hammers". Expansion plans of the US Marine Corps AGCC Base include annexing parts of the Off-Highway Area, which may permanently close access to the track.

KOH Campsites

5827 Old Woman Springs Rd, Johnson Valley, CA 92285

Johnson Valley Campsite -Landers, CA 92285

Johnson OHV Camp - Lucerne Valley, CA 92356

https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/sbnf/recreation/camping-cabins/recarea/?recid=26245

Horse Spring Campground - Coxey Rd, Apple Valley, CA 92308


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King of the Hammers 2020 Schedule

King of the Hammers RV rentals are an extremely popular option for fans who want to camp for the whole week. There will be a vendor in Hammertown where teams and individuals can pay for water and dump services, and firewood can also be purchased on site. Our incredible selection of RV rentals in Ontario will help everyone in your group enjoy a break from the desert event’s outdoor conditions.

Do not wait for the last min. to review KOH schedule and book your RVs. It will be too late. The RV Rental for King of the Hammers are booked out every year.


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KOH Map

King of the Hammers main camp takes place off Boone Road and is the southernmost entrance to the JVOHV area. Off Highway 247 in the town of Johnson Valley. Base camp or "Hammertown" is located on means Dry lake bed.


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RV Rental Johnson Valley

During the winter months (late Oct-April), many of our rental fleets will be prepared to show and of course ready for your reserveration. Johnson Valley is great place. Do not miss out on one of the biggest off road races in the country.

King of the Hammers takes place every year in early Feb at Johnson Valley OHV.  Reserve your trailer today!


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King of the Hammers Survival Guide

RV Rentals for King of the Hammers in Johnson Valley, CA is coming.  Will 2020 be the year that you make it to the most amazing off-road event in America? It is one heck of a challenge for the drivers, but just attending the event to watch it requires its own set of skills and advanced preparation.  Here is my survial guide, and hope it works to you.

Driving back and foerth - The last 4 miles of road from the highway to Hammertown is completely unpaved.  It is not hard core off-roading, but leave your low-riding sports car at home.  There tends to be a traffic jam on that stretch since less capable cars are edging along as very slow speeds.  If you are arriving or departing in an off-road rig then consider leaving the main path.  You will see a few vehicle passing you about a hundred yards out where other dirt paths can shave 20 minutes off of your travel time if you have the skills and the right rig.

Lodging

1. Staying in Hammertown - Tent camping may work to you but the desert floor does not accept tent stakes very well. If you can not get your hands on a camper or an RV then it is time to look into other options outside of

2. Staying out of Hammertown. try www.hotels.com or www.airbnb.com for a short-term rental. Reserve a few months in advance.  

Stock Up – There are no stores anywhere near Hammertown.  You may see few food stores selling simple stuffs.  Prepare as many as you can such as food, water, clothes, sunglasses, goggles, wipes, jumper cables, flashlights, batteries, and a toothbrush.

Cell Phones – Few spots outside of Hammertown may get a mobile phone signal depending on your provider.  Remember where it is if the signal is found because they are typically few and far between. Bring carrying walkie-talkies will be very helpful in Hammertown.

 


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The Nitto Tires King of the Hammers 2020

It is time to reserve your RV for the event of King of the Hammers 2020. Booking starts today. 

The Nitto Tires King of the Hammers 2020 will take place on Friday, February 7th, 2020.

Hammertown opens on FRIDAY January 31, 2020 and closes on SUNDAY February 9th.

The MOTOS ARE BACK plus there will be a massive celebration closing ceremony with live music – presented by Monster Energy – on Saturday night. You really don’t want to miss it. Make your travel plans accordingly.

Racing will include the Can-Am Motorsports UTV King of the Hammers, the Shootout, the Everyman Challenge, the Toyo Desert Invitational (T1 trucks), the Nitto King of the Hammers Ultra4 race, PLUS the King of the Motos event!


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