20 miles northeast of Carlsbad, the Hackberry Lake Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Area offers over 55,000 acres of rolling stabilized dune lands and cliffs managed by the Bureau of Land Management. The area is open for intensive use of motorcycles, sand dune buggies, and other OHVs. Trails within the area take advantage of a variety of soils and topographic features, which include many turns and steep hill climbs. Routes go from shallow rocky, loamy soil on low hills to deep alluvial soils with sandy inclusions. The trails travel across small draws and along the bottom of deep arroyos. The area also includes a sand dune complex. Self-contained camping is allowed but there are no restrooms or drinking water on site. This is a no fee area.