Lucerne Valley

Information about Lucerne Valley, California

Lu-cerne (l-sûrn) n. Chiefly British Alfalfa
Val·ley (vl) n. An elongated lowland between ranges of mountains, hills, or other uplands.

Lucerne Valley is located at an elevation of 3,000 feet in the southwestern edge of the Mojave Desert.

It encompasses about 400 square miles and is sometimes referred to as the "Crossroads of the High Desert".
It is located 35 miles south of Barstow, 45 miles northwest of Yucca Valley on State Highway 247.

Lucerne Valley is 15 miles southeast of Apple Valley, the home of Roy Rodgers and Dale Evans. It is also 25 miles from the mountain resort area of Big Bear Lake on Hwy. 18 that bisects the town area.

Climate & Seasons
365 days per year.
(366 on leap year!)
3.85 inches per year.
(all in one afternoon)
Less than 30% average. (much less)
Winter Occasional snow
(Pipe wrapping recommended)
Summer Warm days, need coolers.
Cool breezy nights.
Spring & Fall Superb

Lucerne Valley Chamber of Commerce Mission Statement

The Lucerne Valley Chamber of Commerce is organized for the purpose of advancing commerce, industry and serving the general interest of Lucerne Valley and it's trade area.

Lucerne Valley Community Profile

Lucerne Valley is a working and retirement community, industrious, with a significant number of willing volunteers in proportion to population, compared to larger communities. It is a part of a High Desert population of more than 200,000. Our local population is 8,961 according to the 2000 census.

Community Facts

Monthly Meetings

The regular monthly meeting of the Lucerne Valley Chamber of Commerce will be held at the LV Senior Center on the second Monday of the month at 5:30 PM.

Contact Information

Chamber Office Location
32750 State Highway 18
(at the 'Y' intersection of
Old Woman Springs Road)
M-F 10:00-2:00
760 248-7215
760 248-2024
Postal address
PO Box 491
32750 State Highway 18
Lucerne Valley, CA 92356

Lucerne Valley - 1943

I boarded with the wife of a sailor who was "somewhere in the Pacific" and her daughter, Nancy, on their ranch about five miles from the school. We rode horses to school and tied them to a hitching rail in the shade of the cottonwood trees near the watering trough.

The school had only two classrooms and an office, as I recall, with a windswept yard with playground equipment such as a merry-go-round, tether ball, and teeter totters.