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Bear Creek Cycle Trail

Monday, December 05, 2016

Alt Names

Bear Creek Trail, Bear Creek Motorcycle Trail, Lake Greeson, Ouachita Mountains, Daisy State Park, Kirby Landing, Bear Creek Recreation Area, Rough Mountain, Little Missouri River

Last Known StatusOpen

This area offers a long but scenic ATV trail loop that hugs the eastern shores of Lake Greeson. The terrain consists of rugged uphill and downhill climbs, stream crossings and the occasional mud puddle.

There are several staging areas to access different sections of the trail but the most challenging segment is located at Daisy Park. For those looking for more beginner friendly terrain try staging at Kirby Landing or Bear Creek.

The lake offers numerous camping, boating and swimming opportunities. Both trails and campgrounds are open year-round but some camping services may be limited during the winter months.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityDaisy, AR
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From: Hot Springs, AR
1) Take US-70 west about 50 miles
2) Turn right (west) onto Bear Creek Road, continue 1.5 miles
3) Staging area is on the right.

For Kirby Landing Staging Area:
1) Take Take US-70 west about 55 miles
2) Turn left (south) onto Kirby Landing Road, continue 1.5 miles
3) Staging area is on the right.

For Daisy State Park Staging Area:
1) Take US-70 west about 60 miles
2) Turn left (south) onto E Park Road, continue .5 miles
3) Staging area is on the left (east).

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail
LandUSACE, State Park

RATINGS

Our RatingRatingGood    
Recommended StayFull Day
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REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredNo
Dates OpenYear-Round
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise Limit
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (50 inches)has entrance gate and narrow terrain
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Prohibited
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Cross CountryProhibitedstay on designated trails
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that all riders obtain medical insurance and buy motorcycle insurance or ATV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted on this website.

FEES & PASSES

Parking(None)
Entry(None)
Riding(None)
CampingYes
Tent: $12.00
RV: $25.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
Daisy State Park Campground Fee

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoDaisy State Park
103 East Park
Kirby, AR 71950
(870) 398-4487
daisy@arkansas.com
www.arkansasstateparks.com
Contact InfoUS Army Corps of Engineers - Lake Greeson Field Office
155 Dynamite Hill Road
Murfreesboro, AR 71958
(870) 285-2151
cemvk-pa@usace.army.mil
www.mvk.usace.army.mil

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TERRAIN

Miles Of Trail31
Climate TypeForest
Elevation550 to 750 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has some sandy areas.Some
MudThe trail has some mud after it rains.Some
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has few steep hills.Few
Water CrossingsThe trail has some water crossings.Some
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has few berms.Few
Sand/Gravel PitsThis USACE land has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis USACE land has no single track trails.None
RoadsThis USACE land has no roads.None
ShadeThis USACE land has many shaded areas.Many
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has mostly beginner terrain.Mostly
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has some intermediate level terrain.Some
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid30+ Miles (SW)Howard Memorial Hospital (870) 845-4400
Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (NE)Kirby Kwik Stop (870) 398-5511
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (NE)Kirby Kwik Stop (870) 398-5511
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (W)Daisy State Park Campground (870) 398-4487
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (W)Daisy State Park Campground (870) 398-4487
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (W)Daisy State Park Campground (870) 398-4487
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (W)Daisy State Park Campground (870) 398-4487
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (NE)Kirby Kwik Stop (870) 398-5511
Swimming Swim Area1-5 Miles (S)Kirby Landing Beach (870) 285-2151
Body of Water Water BodyOn Site
Boating Launch Boat Ramp1-5 Miles (S)Kirby Landing Boat Ramp (870) 285-2151
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