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Bluff Creek ATV Park

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Alt Names Bussy, Bluff Creek OHV Park, Bussie, Gravity Cavity, Mahaska County
Last Known Status Open
DESCRIPTION

This abandoned strip mine consists of about 20 miles of trails, steep hill climbs, deep pits and four motocross tracks. One track is for beginners and novices and one very challenging track is known as "Gravity Cavity".

The park is open year round but will close temporarily during and after bad weather. Riding is allowed from dawn to dusk and primitive camping is permitted. The campground has 13 sites and amenities includes two water spigots, restrooms with flush toilets and shower stalls.

There is no fee required to ride or camp, but all vehicles must display a current Iowa DNR Sticker. Trails are well maintained and marked with some cool bridge crossings, thanks to the Bluff Creek Riders Association and the Iowa OHV Association.

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LOCATION
Nearest City Eddyville, IA
Address 1625 325th Street, Eddyville, IA 52553
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Street Map
Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Oskaloosa, IA
1) Take US-63 south about 6.4 miles
2) Turn right (west) on CR-G71/310th Street, continue 5.1 miles
3) Turn left (south) on CR-T39, continue 1.2 miles
4) Turn right (west) on 325th Street, continue about .8 miles
5) Park entrance is on the right (north).
TYPE OF AREA
Area Trail, Track
Land Privately Owned / Commercial
QUALITY
Rating Rating    Good    
Recommended Stay Full Day
TERRAIN
Miles Of Trail 20
Climate Type Forest
Elevation 700 to 800 ft.
Trail Maintenance Marked, Rated, Heavily Maintained
Loose Dirt This OHV area has mostly loose dirt.Mostly
Hard Pack The OHV area has some hard pack terrain.Some
Sand This OHV area has little sandy areas.Little
Mud The OHV area has mostly mud after it rains.Mostly
Dust The OHV area has some dust on typical days.Some
Rocks This OHV area has little rocks.Little
Trees The OHV area has many trees.Many
Steep Hills This OHV area has some steep hills.Some
Water Crossings The OHV area has some water crossings.Some
Small Jumps This OHV area has some small jumps.Some
Large Jumps This OHV area has some large jumps.Some
Berms The OHV area has some berms.Some
Sand/Gravel Pits This private park has many sand or gravel pits.Many
Intersections This OHV area has some intersections.Some
Rider Traffic The private park has some rider traffic on typical days.Some
Hazards This OHV area has few hazards.Few (hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain Novice This OHV area has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain Amateur This OHV area has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain Expert This OHV area has some expert terrain.Some
MX TRACK Motocross Track
Features Public, Watered, Groomed
Max Engine Size No Maximum
Min Engine Size No Minimum
MX TRACK Motocross Track
Features Public
Max Engine Size No Maximum
Min Engine Size No Minimum
MX TRACK Motocross Track
Features Public
Max Engine Size No Maximum
Min Engine Size No Minimum
REGULATIONS
Permit Required Yes Iowa DNR Sticker
Dates Open Year-Round
Spark Arrestor Yes A spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise Limit Yes (96 dB)
Whip Flags Not Required
Maximum Vehicle Width Yes (62 inches) has entrance gate or posts
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles Permitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVs Permitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXS Prohibited
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 Required Yes
Bicycles
Hiking
Horseback
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping No Restriction (camp anywhere)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night Riding No riding permitted from dawn to dusk
Cross Country Prohibited stay on designated trails
Fireworks Prohibited
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance *Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that you have medical insurance and carry motorcycle insurance or ATV insurance before taking your vehicle to any of the locations depicted here.
FEES
Parking ($0.00)
Entry No ($0.00)
Riding No ($0.00)
Camping No ($0.00)
KEY SERVICES
First Aid First Aid 30+ Miles (S) Mercy Medical Center-Centerville (641) 437-3482
Gasoline Gasoline 5-20 Miles (SE) Casey's General Store (641) 969-5301
Diesel Diesel 5-20 Miles (SE) Casey's General Store (641) 969-5301
Potable Water Water On Site
RV Hookups RV Hookup 30+ Miles (NW) Elk Rock Lake State Park Campground (641) 842-6008
RV Dump Station RV Disposal 30+ Miles (NW) Elk Rock Lake State Park Campground (641) 842-6008
Primitive Camping Campground On Site
Convenience Store Conv Store 5-20 Miles (SE) Casey's General Store (641) 969-5301
Swimming Swim Area 30+ Miles (N) North Overlook Beach (641) 828-7522 or (641) 628-8690
Body of Water Water Body On Site
Boating Launch Boat Ramp 30+ Miles (S) South Overlook Boat Ramp  (641) 828-7522 or (641) 628-8690
CONTACTS
Contact Info Randy Vanmaren
Iowa Partners of NOHVCC
(641) 969-4214
www.iowadnr.gov
Contact Info Mike Ryan
Iowa DNR Conservation Officer
(641) 660-0741
Contact Info Iowa DNR
(515) 281-5918
www.iowadnr.gov
Comment Iowa OHV permit info
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Waterfront camping.  Photo Submitted 2011(Thanks!)
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OHV jumping at Bluff Creek ATV Park OHV Area

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Yamaha YZ Motorbike catching some air at Bluff Creek ATV Park OHV Area

Photo Submitted 4/1/2012 (Thanks!)
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OHV jumping at Bluff Creek ATV Park OHV Area

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Dirt Bike jumping at Bluff Creek ATV Park OHV Area

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