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The Model Plane Way is a remote area located in the Mojave watershed of California, which has been designated for recreational use by the Bureau of Land Management. It is a popular destination for remote-controlled aircraft enthusiasts because of the wide open spaces, beautiful views, and lack of restrictions on flying. Visitors to the area can enjoy flying their planes in a beautiful and natural setting, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

In addition to remote-controlled aircraft, visitors to the Model Plane Way may also see a variety of wildlife, including several species of birds, mammals, and reptiles. The area is home to several rare and endangered species, making it a prime destination for nature enthusiasts and wildlife photographers. Additionally, the area is rich in cultural history, with several Native American archaeological sites located nearby. Whether you are interested in flying remote-controlled aircraft, observing wildlife, or exploring cultural history, the Model Plane Way is a unique and rewarding destination for visitors to the Mojave watershed.

Excessive Heat Warning
Until 2024-07-20T22:00:00-07:00 National Weather Service
* WHAT...Dangerously hot conditions with temperatures up to 107. Lows tonight 72 to 80. * WHERE...Apple and Lucerne Valleys. * WHEN...Until 9 PM PDT Sunday. * IMPACTS...Heat related illnesses increase significantly during extreme heat events.

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Nearby Camping & Amenities

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Lake Skinner Numerous 1,514 ft
Sunset Vista RV Park Numerous 19 ft
El Cariso 24 2,568 ft
Upper San Juan 18 1,761 ft
Caspers Wilderness Park Numerous 387 ft
Wildomar 11 2,456 ft
Blue Jay 50 3,358 ft
Ortega Flats - Caspers Wilderness Co Park Numerous 388 ft
Live Oak - Caspers Wilderness Co Park Numerous 387 ft
Crystal Cove State Park - Moro Campground 57 126 ft