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Indian Dunes Family Motor Recreation Park.

Fold-out brochure for Indian Dunes Family Motor Recreation Park in Valencia, 28700 Henry Mayo Road. 1 page, double sided, 9x15⅜ inches. Undated (1970s). Walt James, general manager.

This unique and exciting recreation park is located two miles west of Castaic Junction on Highway 126 in Valencia — only 37 freeway miles north of Los Angeles Civic Center on Interstate 5. Take the Ventura (Highway 126) off-ramp at Castaic Junction.

Purpose: To provide a LEGAL opportunity for family off-road motor recreation and to create professional racing facilities for major competitive events.

Indian Dunes is the first off-road family motor recreation park in Los Angeles County. There are 600 acres of varied terrain featuring more than 20 miles of scenic tree-lined trails, big international moto-cross obstacle course, family and club moto-cross, mini-bike course, one-sixth mile oval dirt track, mountainous hill climbs for the daring and a sand racing basin for dune buggies, four wheel drive vehicles and cycles — it's a mile long and half-a-mile wide, with a live stream for plenty of wild wet action!

Food and beverages will be available during prime times and special spectator events. ATV, ATC, mini-bike, trail bike and helmet rentals available seven days a week.

Picnic areas have been reserved beneath the giant cottonwoods for family enjoyment.


Keep inside the park fences and boundaries. You will be prosecuted for trespassing in cattle country

Obey signs, markers, directions, fences and special instructions from park officials.

No fire arms, alcoholic beverages or explosives allowed in the park.

Four wheel vehicles must have roll bars.

Wear crash helmets at all times.

This area, though beautiful, is extreme fire hazard country. Please field strip your cigarettes and do not smoke on hill climbs, mountain trails or anywhere south of the river bed. Use the trash bins provided.

Speed limit is 5 m.p.h. on all roads, in the parking area and in picnic areas.

No vehicles are allowed on spectator banks.

Protect the children — no hot rodding or "wheelies" in the parking area, spectator areas or on service roads.

Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Riders and participants under 18 must have a signed release from parents or guardians.

Show courtesy and consideration to your fellow riders. The park closes to ALL VEHICLES at dark. Please leave it as you found it, and come again — often!

About Indian Dunes.

Opened in 1970 by The Newhall Land and Farming Co. to compliment its other attractions that put Valencia on the map — a public golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones and a magical amusement park that was under contruction — Indian Dunes was a 600-acre motocross park that featured two motocross tracks ("International" in the front and "Shadow Glen" in back along the Santa Clara River), as well as a flat track and a mini bike track. Frequented by Steve McQueen, it was located west of the new Interstate 5 and south of Highway 126. It closed in February 1985.

LW3567: pdf of original brochure purchased 2019 by Leon Worden. Download original images here.


Film 1972


Film 1970s


Brochure 1970s


Brochure 1970s (Later)


Iron-on Transfer 1970s


Dune Buggy Nov. 1970


Dirt Bike June 1973


Strange Safe 1974


"Baa Baa Black Sheep" 1976/78 (Mult.)


April 1978

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