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River Valley OHV Park

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Alt Names

Council Bluffs, Missouri River, Pottawattamie County

Last Known StatusTemporarily Closed

Open daily from 7am to dusk, this 300 acre park sits on the banks of the Missouri River. Terrain mainly consists of loose dirt and sandy ATV trails with some whoops and several small sand hills.

Due to flooding, the park recently opened back up in March 2012 thanks to the hard work of the River Valley Trail Riders. The park may close temporarily for trail maintenance work days so be sure to check the park hotline at (402) 478-8701 or website before heading out.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityCouncil Bluffs, IA
Address4300 East South Omaha Bridge Road, Council Bluffs, IA 51501
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From: Omaha, NE
1) Take I-480 south about 4 miles
2) Take exit for US-275
3) Turn left (east) onto US-275, continue 2 miles
4) Park entrance is on the left (north).

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail
LandState Forest
CommentProperty is owned by the State of Iowa but is leased to the City of Council Bluffs.

RATINGS

Our RatingRatingGood    
Recommended StayFull Day
Comments(Scroll Down For Visitor Reviews & Comments)

TERRAIN

Miles Of Trail10
Climate TypeForest
Elevation950 to 975 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Not Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has mostly loose dirt.Mostly
Hard PackThe trail has some hard pack terrain.Some
SandThis trail has little sandy areas.Little
MudThe trail has some mud after it rains.Some
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has no steep hills.None
BermsThe trail has few berms.Few
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 no expert terrain.None

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesIowa DNR Permit
Dates OpenDaily 7am-dusk
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (62 inches)has entrance gate or posts
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted(maximum width 62 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
Helmets RequiredYes
BicyclesNo RestrictionNot Recommended
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo RestrictionNot Recommended
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingProhibited
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingNo
Cross CountryProhibitedstay on trail
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet recommends that all riders obtain motorcycle insurance or ATV / UTV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted.
CommentPark is closed during maintenance days, check River Valley Trail Riders website for schedule.

FEES & PASSES

Parking(Unknown)
Entry(None)
Riding(None)
Camping(None)

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (NE)Alegent Health Mercy Hospital (712) 328-5000
Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (NE)Pilot Travel Center (712) 322-0088
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (NE)Pilot Travel Center (712) 322-0088
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (NE)Bluffs Run RV Park (800) 223-7277
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (NE)Bluffs Run RV Park (800) 223-7277
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (NE)Bluffs Run RV Park (800) 223-7277
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (SE)Lake Manawa State Park Campground (712) 366-0220
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (NE)Pilot Travel Center (712) 322-0088
Swimming Swim AreaCouncil Bluffs, IA
Body of Water Water BodyOn SiteMissouri River
Boating Launch Boat Ramp1-5 Miles (E)Lake Manawa State Park Boat Ramp (712) 366-0220

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoRiver Valley Trail Riders
(402) 478-8701
(712) 314-3207
secretary@rvtr.org
rvtr.org
CommentOHV Trail Hotline
Contact InfoIowa DNR
(515) 281-5918
www.iowadnr.gov
CommentIowa OHV permit info

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