Here you go as promised my response from BLM regarding shooting at the "Shooting Area" across the road from the Edith E cabin perfectly legal within these common sense guidelines
This area has not been closed to target shooting.
See below for the information you have requested. I have also included the Web address for information regarding Public Lands within the Ridgecrest Resource area. If you have any other questions please fill free to stop by the Ridgecrest Field Office at 300 S. Richmond Rd.
Also, in the past many groups have fired their guns from the cabin into the side of the hill across the designated route going into Goler Gulch. It is a violation of State law to shoot across a road that is designated for vehicle travel.
The Goler Heights area is also located in a limited use part of the resource area. This means that motorized vehicle travel is limited to designated routes that are marked with the brown, numbered signs. Any road/route that is not marked with a brown, numbered sign is considered an illegal route and is not authorized for motorized travel. No cross country vehicle travel is authorized. This includes the area around campsites.
Title 43: Public Lands: Interior
§ 8365.1-5 Property and resources.
(1) Willfully deface, disturb, remove or destroy any personal property, or structures, or any scientific, cultural, archaeological or historic resource, natural object or area;
§ 9212.1 Prohibited acts
Unless permitted in writing by the authorized officer, it is prohibited on the public lands to:
(b) Fire a tracer or incendiary device;
For more information on California State gun laws please visit:
Law Enforcement Ranger
Bureau of Land Management
Ridgecrest Field Office