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Iowa’s landscape consists of gently rolling hills and flat plains. The states elevation generally increases from east-southeast to west-northwest. The lowest point is within the city of Keokuk, in extreme southeastern Iowa where the Des Moines River enters the Mississippi, at just 480 feet above sea level. The highest spot, Hawkeye Point, is in northwest Iowa at 1,677 feet in elevation.

Iowa is one of the leading U.S. states in agriculture with more than nine-tenths of its land being devoted to farming. As a result you will find few if any commercial off road parks as the land is much more valuable as farm land verses recreation. But don't despair, legal riding areas do exits!

So what are you waiting for? Find a trail and get it dirty!

Andy


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Bluff Creek OHV Park

Vehicle Types: ATV - Dirt Bike - Motocross

Address: 1625 325th Street, Eddyville, IA 52553
Contact Phone Number: 641-969-4214

Description: Located in Mahaska County southwest of Oskaloosa. These Iowa trails are located within this 350 acre off road park with most of the area accessible for riding. The area is an abandoned coal mine that has been developed into a riding area.

Located Near These Regional Cities: Des Moines, Iowa City, Davenport, Ottumwa, Mt Pleasant, Burlington, Osceola, Oskaloosa, Knoxville, Indianola


Gypsum City OHV Park

Vehicle Types: ATV - Dirt Bike - Motocross

Address: 2390 Millroad, Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501

Description: Gypsum City Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Park is located southeast of Fort Dodge, Iowa. These Iowa trails are located within this 300 acre park and serves All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV), dirt bike, and snowmobile riders as well as other outdoor enthusiasts from across Iowa and the Midwest. Located on hundreds of acres of land formerly mined for gypsum, the Park will provide a high quality riding experience to users within a regulated riding area.

This park currently offers 15 miles of off road trails running through native prairie vegetation and naturalized trees. Visitors will also find a 1½ mile long motocross course, a safety training area, a youth riding area, and a parking area large enough for 350 vehicles with trailers.

Future plans include growing this park to 1500 acres, camping, picnicking, and other recreational opportunities along with the additional trails. A welcome center and shelter facilities are also planned. A large tract of the park will be set aside for conservation with vehicle use prohibited. Over 5 miles of fencing enclose Phase I and access is controlled from a single entrance. All vehicles using the Park must have a valid State of Iowa ATV or reciprocal registration.

Located Near These Regional Cities: Fort Dodge, Des Moines, Sioux City, Waterloo, Cedar Rapids, Mason City, Algona, Spencer


Lakeview OHV Park

Vehicle Types: ATV - Dirt Bike - Motocross

eMail: info@lakeviewohv.com
Phone: 319-361-1982

Directions From Cedar Rapids, IA
1. Take I-380 south to exit 10
2. Turn left/east off the exit ramp on CR-F12, continue 5.5 miles
3. Turn right/south (at "T") on Ely Road and continue 1.5 miles
4. Turn right/west on 140th Street and continue .1 miles
5. Park entrance is on the left/South side of road.

Description: Located in Johnson County north of Iowa City. From Interstate 380: Take exit 10 - F12/120th Street. Go East approximately 6 miles turn right onto Ely Road NE follow Ely Road about 1.5 miles, turn right onto 140th Street, the parking lot will be on the left.

Located Near These Regional Cities: Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, Davenport, Dubuque, Iowa City, Williamsburg, Anamosa, Hurstville, Monticello, Independence, Manchester, Dyersville


Nicholson-Ford OHV Park

Vehicle Types: ATV - Dirt Bike - Motocross

Address: E. Marion Street, Marshalltown, IA 50158
Phone: Iowa DNR 515-281-5918 / Iowa OHV Association 515-281-8385

Directions From Marshalltown, IA
1. Take US-30 to exit 186
2. Turn north off the exit ramp on to 118th Ave. and continue 3.8 miles
3. Turn right/east on Marion St. and continue .25 miles
4. The staging area is on the left

Description: Located in Marshall County on the northeast side of Marshalltown. This is a 110-acre park with approximately 20 miles of tight, river-bottom, wooded trails.

Located Near These Regional Cities: Des Moines, Iowa City, Davenport, Cedar Rapids, Mason City, Ottumwa, Fairfield


Rathbun OHV Park

Vehicle Types: ATV - Dirt Bike - Motocross

Address: 14230 Hwy S70, Plano, IA 52581
Contact Phone Number: Iowa DNR 515-281-5918 / Iowa OHV Association 515-281-8385

Directions From Plano, IA
1. Take SR-70 north approximately 5 miles
2. Park entrance is on the right

Description: Located in Appanoose County, on the southwest arm of Lake Rathbun off of Highway 142. This is a 120 acre riding area located on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers land.

Located Near These Regional Cities: Des Moines, Iowa City, Davenport,Osceola, Centerville, Ottumwa, Fairfield


River Valley OHV Park

Vehicle Types: ATV - Dirt Bike - Motocross

Address: 4300 East South Omaha Bridge Road, Council Bluffs, IA 51501
Phone: Iowa OHV Association 515-281-8385

Directions From Omaha, NE
1. Take I-480 south aproxamately 4 miles
2. Exit US-275
3. Turn left/east onto US-275 and continue 2 miles
4. The park entrance is on the left

Description: These Iowa trails are located along the Missouri River in Council Bluffs. This park is 200 acres in size and located off the highway 275 bridge.

Located Near These Regional Cities: Sioux City, Mississippi Valley, Red Oak, Des Moines, Harlan, Shenandoah, Clarinda, Atlantic


Riverview OHV Park

Vehicle Types: ATV - Dirt Bike - Motocross

Address: City of Waterloo
Phone: Iowa DNR 515-281-5918 / Iowa OHV Association 515-281-8385

Directions From Waterloo, Iowa
1. Take US-218 to intersection of Hawthorne Ave
2. Turn east on Hawthorne Ave then immediately turn right then left
3. Continue 3 blocks
4. Staging area is on the right

Description: Located on Hawthorne Street in Waterloo, Black Hawk County this 180 acre park is surrounded by the Cedar River, which creates some nice riverside Iowa trails. There is a nice variety of riding throughout the park. The park now includes: 2MX tracks, a flat track, large parking lot and other features.

Located Near These Regional Cities: Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, Davenport, Dubuque, Iowa City, Williamsburg, Anamosa, Hurstville, Monticello, Independence, Manchester, Dyersville


Tama County OHV Park

Vehicle Types: ATV - Dirt Bike - Motocross

Address: 408 South State Street, Tama, Iowa 52339
Phone: Iowa DNR 515-281-5918 / Iowa OHV Association 515-281-8385

Directions From Des Moines, Iowa
1. Take I-80 east to exit 191
2. Turn right/north on US-63 and continue 3.5 miles
3. Turn left/west on US-6/US-63 and continue 2 miles
4. Turn right/north on US-63 and continue 14 miles 5. Park entrance is on the right

Description: Located in Tama County just south of Tama on State Highway 63. This is a 300-acre park with tight wooded trails with some hills. The park includes a 15-mile perimeter trail, a kids' track, and 23 campsites (10 with electric)

Located Near These Regional Cities: Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, Davenport, Ames, Marshalltown, Fort Dodge, Boone, Jefferson, Indianola, Newton


Timber Ridge Ranch and Winery

Vehicle Types: 4x4, ATV - Dirt Bike - Motocross

Address: 33453 153rd Street, Castana, IA 51010
Phone: 712-353-6600

Directions From Mapleton, Iowa
1. Take Hwy 175/Front Street south about 1 mile
2. Turn right.west on 140th Street and continue 3.4 miles
3. Turn left/south on CR-L20/Peach Ave and continue 1.3 miles
4. Turn right/west on 153rd Street and continue .1 mile to ranch

Description: Timber Ridge Ranch is the "Disney World" of Off Road Riding Parks in the Midwest. With over 2,500 acres and well over 100 miles of off road Iowa trails throughout the Loess Hills area. The terrain is mostly in the woods and the soil is silt like in areas and hardly ever "hard packed". It is not sandy but it is it's own unique mixture which is only found exclusively in the Loess Hills area. The trails may be used by members with the following vehicles: Jeeps & Trucks, Dune Buggy's, Dirt Bikes and Motocross Bikes, ATV's, Horseback, Mountain Bikes, Mopeds & Go-Peds, Off Road Roller Skates, Cross Country Skiing, Snowmobiles and Your Feet!

Located Near These Regional Cities: Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, Davenport, Dubuque, Iowa City, Williamsburg, Anamosa, Hurstville, Monticello, Independence, Manchester, Dyersville


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