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Iowa

Iowa

 

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Find Opportunities for Recreation on Federal Lands

Bluff Creek OHV Park

General Location: 9 miles Southwest of Oskaloosa, Iowa in Mahaska County.
Description: This area is an old 360 acre strip mine with a wide variety of riding including hills, pits, and woods trails. There are two motocross tracks, large parking lot, and room for primitive camping.
Toilet facilities: Yes, handicap accessible portable toilet.
Emergency Phone: Yes
Size: 360 acres
Lodging: Primitive camping on-site or motels are close by in Oskaloosa, Iowa.
Enforcement: To report an accident or an unlawful act call:
Mike Ryan - Iowa DNR officer - (515) 660-0741
Mahaska County Sheriff's Office (515) 673-4322

Ely OHV Park

Ely OHV Park
South of Ely Iowa
Ely, IA
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Trail Description: This park is now run by the DNR and is no longer accessible by jeeps or trucks. It is reserved for ATV's and Motorcycles only. Helmets and Registration stickers are required for entry.

Info Other: Open only to ATV's and Motorcycles. Park is totally fenced in and entry by anything larger than an ATV is impossible.

General Location: South of Ely, Iowa
Description: This area the only park not funded with OHV registration dollars. It is a legal place for Jeeps and four-wheel drive truck to roam. Maintenance has been minimal by the dirt bike and ATV riders since it is ridden by other user groups and difficult to maintain.
Toilet facilities: Yes, cement vault toilet
Emergency Phone: No
Size: 120 acres
Camping: Camping is available at Sugar Bottom or Sandy Beach near Coralville Lake. For more information about the park, please call (319)338-3543

Iowa OHV

Rathbun OHV Park

General Location: 5 miles North of Plano, Iowa. - adjacent to Rathbun Lake.
Description: This area is a nice area near Lake Rathbun with a lot of scenic wooded trails. This property is owned by the Army Corp of Engineers.
Toilet facilities: Yes, toilet
Emergency Phone: No
Size: 120 acres
Camping: On-line camping reservations:
BRIDGEVIEW (RATHBUN LAKE)
BUCK CREEK (RATHBUN LAKE)
ISLAND VIEW (RATHBUN LAKE)
PRAIRIE RIDGE (RATHBUN LAKE)
ROLLING COVE (RATHBUN LAKE)

Over 700 campsites are available at this 11,000-acre lake in the rolling hills of southern Iowa. Excellent fishing, hunting, sailing, state fish hatchery, and Restaurant and Inn, are major attractions.
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To report an accident or an unlawful act call:
Mike Runyan - Iowa DNR Officer - (641) 777-2163
Randy McPherren - Iowa DNR Officer - (641) 777-2164
Appanoose County Sheriff's Office - (641) 437-7100

Riverview OHV Park

General Location: Within the city limits of Waterloo, Iowa. Take U.S. Highway 218 to Hawthorne Avenue, then east, turn immediately to your right and then left to jog around the local businesses. You will drive about 3 blocks to get to the parking lot.
Description: This area has quite a history. It is surrounded by the Cedar River, which creates some nice riverside trails. there is a nice variety of riding throughout the park. Soon there are two motocross tracks, large parking lot and other features.
Toilet facilities: Yes, handicap accessible portable toilet
Emergency Phone: No
Size: 180 acres
Lodging: Great lodging is available at the Heartland Inn within 1.5 miles of the Waterloo riding area. This motel is very nice and the people
there are great. They liked us so much they became associate members. Please thank them with your business and you will also get a 10% discount because your an OHV member. Phone (319)235-4461 for reservations.
Enforcement: To report an accident or an unlawful act call:
Waterloo Police Department - (319) 291-2515
Mike Bonserr - Iowa DNR Officer - (319) 240-5034
Jennifer Lancaster-Woodley - Iowa DNR Officer - (319) 240-5017


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