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Knoxville Recreation Area

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Alt Names Rocksville, Hunting Creek Camp, Jericho Creek, Morgan Valley Road, Devilhead Road
Last Known Status Open
DESCRIPTION

There are two entrances to this area, the lower camp and the upper camp. The upper camp is dry and rocky, has a very rough access road with no signs or directions (bear right at the fork!) and offers only two campsites, both primitive. The upper camp is not recommended for RV or trailers.

While the upper camp does have more trails, the lower camp offers much easier access and more room for RVs and trailers. This camp has developed campsites with tables, fire rings and direct access to the creek. Look for an opening in at the back of the campground to find a motorcycle trail that follows the creek and leads to two great swimming holes (first hole is 1/4 mile in, waterfall is 1/4 mile past that).

You can ride from the lower camp to the upper camp by following the lower camp access road right through the campground, across the curved bridge and up over the ridge (make no turns). Follow the road about 7 miles to the upper camp area.

Many locals playfully call this place 'Rocksville' because of the many rocks, but we've seen bigger chunk. As long as you use a skid & guards you'll have no problems.

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LOCATION
Nearest City Lower Lake, CA
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From: Lower Lake, CA
1) Take Morgan Valley Road east 13 miles to north staging area
2) Upper Camp entrance on right.

For Lower Camp Staging Area:
3) Continue east on Morgan Valley Road about 4 miles (road name changes to Berryessa Knoxville Road)
4) Veer right (south) on Knoxville Devilhead Road, continue about .5 miles
5) Lower Camp entrance on the right (turn is at: N 38º 49.013' W 122º 21.182').
TYPE OF AREA
Area Trail
Land BLM
QUALITY
Pros swim holes, waterfalls, scenery decent, secluded, campsites at lower camp very nice
Cons dry, rocky, rough entrance, no signs or directions, not enough camp sites, no turn around in northern area
Rating Rating    Very Good    
Recommended Stay 1-2 Days
Late Spring
TERRAIN
Square Miles 80
Miles Of Trail 100
Climate Type Forest
Elevation 1000 to 2200 ft.
Trail Maintenance Not Marked, Not Rated, Not Maintained
Loose Dirt This trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard Pack The trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
Sand This trail has no sandy areas.None
Mud The trail has little mud after it rains.Little
Dust The trail has some dust on typical days.Some
Rocks This trail has mostly rocks.Mostly mostly small rocks, bigger ones are well spaced & avoidable
Trees The trail has some trees.Some
Steep Hills This trail has few steep hills.Few
Water Crossings The trail has few water crossings.Few
Small Jumps This trail has no small jumps.None
Large Jumps This trail has no large jumps.None
Berms The trail has few berms.Few
Sand/Gravel Pits This BLM land has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single Track This BLM land has few single track trails.Few
Roads This BLM land has mostly roads.Mostly
Intersections This trail has some intersections.Some
Rider Traffic The BLM land has few rider traffic on typical days.Few
Shade This BLM land has some shaded areas.Some
Ranges/Gunfire This BLM land has some shooting ranges or gunfire.Some
Hazards This trail has some hazards.Some (hazards not marked)
Beware of cliffs.
few cliffs
Easy Terrain Novice This trail has little beginner terrain.Little
Moderate Terrain Amateur This trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain Expert This trail has little expert terrain.Little
REGULATIONS
Permit Required Yes CA OHMVR stickers required
Dates Open Year-Round CA OHMVR red sticker vehicles permitted year round
Spark Arrestor Yes A spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise Limit Yes (96 dB) CA OHMVR noise limits apply (1985/older limit 101 dB, 1986/newer limit 96 dB)
Whip Flags Not Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles Permitted CA OHMVR stickers required
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVs Permitted CA OHMVR stickers required
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXS Permitted CA OHMVR stickers required
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered) Permitted
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Some Areas CA OHMVR stickers required
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
Certain Times CA OHMVR restrictions apply
Helmets Required Yes helmets required by state law
Bicycles No Restriction Not Recommended
Hiking No Restriction Not Recommended
Horseback No Restriction Not Recommended
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping Some Areas (camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires Some Areas (permitted in developed campsites only)
Night Riding Unknown Not Recommended
Cross Country Prohibited stay on trails
Alcohol No Restriction
Fireworks Prohibited
Firearms Prohibited
Emergency / Law Enforcement Few/Periodic Jeep/SUV Patrol
Insurance *Disclaimer: RiderPlanet recommends that all riders obtain motorcycle insurance or ATV / UTV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted.
FEES
Parking No ($0.00)
Entry No ($0.00)
Riding No ($0.00)
Camping No ($0.00)
KEY SERVICES
First Aid First Aid 5-20 Miles St. Helena Hospital (707) 994-6486
Gasoline Gasoline 5-20 Miles (W) Shell (707) 994-6157
Diesel Diesel 5-20 Miles (W) Shell (707) 994-6157
Potable Water Water 30+ Miles (NW) Edgewater Resort & RV Park (707) 279-0208
RV Hookups RV Hookup 30+ Miles (NW) Edgewater Resort & RV Park (707) 279-0208
RV Dump Station RV Disposal 30+ Miles (NW) Edgewater Resort & RV Park (707) 279-0208
Primitive Camping Campground On Site 1-2 sites at Upper Camp, 4-5 at Lower Camp
Convenience Store Conv Store 5-20 Miles (W) Tower Mart (707) 994-5846
Swimming Swim Area On Site Jericho Creek/Hunting Creek Camp (Lower Camp)
Body of Water Water Body On Site Jericho Creek
Boating Launch Boat Ramp 30+ Miles (NW) Clear Lake State Park (707) 279-4293
CONTACTS
Contact Info BLM - Ukiah Field Office
2550 North State Street
Ukiah, CA 95482
(707) 468-4000
www.blm.gov
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Knoxville Recreation Area Trail Photo

Knoxville Recreation Area Trail

This waterfall makes for a nice refreshing dip after a long day of riding.
Knoxville Recreation Area Trail Photo

A trail at Knoxville Recreation Area Trail

This small bridge leads out of the lower camp.  The main road eventually leads to the upper camp.
Knoxville Recreation Area Trail Photo

OHV at Knoxville Recreation Area Trail

Knoxville Recreation Area Trail Photo

OHV at Knoxville Recreation Area Trail

Knoxville Recreation Area Trail Photo

RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at Knoxville Recreation Area Trail

Lower camp area.
Knoxville Recreation Area Trail Photo

OHV at Knoxville Recreation Area Trail

Knoxville Recreation Area Trail Photo

OHV at Knoxville Recreation Area Trail

Knoxville Recreation Area Trail Photo

OHV at Knoxville Recreation Area Trail

Knoxville Recreation Area Trail Photo

OHV at Knoxville Recreation Area Trail

Knoxville Recreation Area Trail Photo

Scenery from Knoxville Recreation Area Trail

Knoxville Recreation Area Trail Photo

Honda CRF Motorcycle at Knoxville Recreation Area Trail

Knoxville Recreation Area Trail Photo

Scenic view of Knoxville Recreation Area Trail

Knoxville Recreation Area Trail Photo

A trail at Knoxville Recreation Area Trail

Knoxville Recreation Area Trail Photo

Knoxville Recreation Area Trail

Knoxville Recreation Area Trail Photo

OHV at Knoxville Recreation Area Trail

Knoxville Recreation Area Trail Photo

OHV at Knoxville Recreation Area Trail

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