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Bluff Creek ATV Park

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Alt Names

Bussy, Bluff Creek OHV Park, Bussie, Gravity Cavity, Mahaska County

Last Known StatusOpen

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 CityEddyville, IA
Address1625 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

AreaTrail, Track
LandPrivately Owned / Commercial

QUALITY

RatingRatingGood    
Recommended StayFull Day

TERRAIN

Miles Of Trail20
Climate TypeForest
Elevation700 to 800 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Rated, Heavily Maintained
Loose DirtThis OHV area has mostly loose dirt.Mostly
Hard PackThe OHV area has some hard pack terrain.Some
SandThis OHV area has little sandy areas.Little
MudThe OHV area has mostly mud after it rains.Mostly
DustThe OHV area has some dust on typical days.Some
RocksThis OHV area has little rocks.Little
TreesThe OHV area has many trees.Many
Steep HillsThis OHV area has some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe OHV area has some water crossings.Some
Small JumpsThis OHV area has some small jumps.Some
Large JumpsThis OHV area has some large jumps.Some
BermsThe OHV area has some berms.Some
Sand/Gravel PitsThis private park has many sand or gravel pits.Many
IntersectionsThis OHV area has some intersections.Some
Rider TrafficThe private park has some rider traffic on typical days.Some
HazardsThis OHV area has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis OHV area has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis OHV area has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis OHV area has some expert terrain.Some
MX TRACK  Motocross Track
FeaturesPublic, Watered, Groomed
Max Engine SizeNo Maximum
Min Engine SizeNo Minimum
MX TRACK  Motocross Track
FeaturesPublic
Max Engine SizeNo Maximum
Min Engine SizeNo Minimum
MX TRACK  Motocross Track
FeaturesPublic
Max Engine SizeNo Maximum
Min Engine SizeNo Minimum

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesIowa DNR Sticker
Dates OpenYear-Round
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 / SXSProhibited
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
Bicycles
Hiking
Horseback
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingNo Restriction(camp anywhere)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingNoriding permitted from dawn to dusk
Cross CountryProhibitedno trailblazing
FireworksProhibited
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet recommends that all riders obtain motorcycle insurance or ATV / UTV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted.

FEES

Parking ($0.00)
EntryNo ($0.00)
RidingNo ($0.00)
CampingNo ($0.00)

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid30+ Miles (S)Mercy Medical Center-Centerville (641) 437-3482
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (SE)Casey's General Store (641) 969-5301
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (SE)Casey's General Store (641) 969-5301
Potable Water WaterOn Site
RV Hookups RV Hookup30+ Miles (NW)Elk Rock Lake State Park Campground (641) 842-6008
RV Dump Station RV Disposal30+ Miles (NW)Elk Rock Lake State Park Campground (641) 842-6008
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (SE)Casey's General Store (641) 969-5301
Swimming Swim Area30+ Miles (N)North Overlook Beach (641) 828-7522 or (641) 628-8690
Body of Water Water BodyOn Site
Boating Launch Boat Ramp30+ Miles (S)South Overlook Boat Ramp  (641) 828-7522 or (641) 628-8690

CONTACTS

Contact InfoRandy Vanmaren
Iowa Partners of NOHVCC
(641) 969-4214
www.iowadnr.gov
Contact InfoMike Ryan
Iowa DNR Conservation Officer
(641) 660-0741
Contact InfoIowa DNR
(515) 281-5918
www.iowadnr.gov
CommentIowa OHV permit info

COMMENTS

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Waterfront camping.  Photo Submitted 2011(Thanks!)

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OHV catching some air at Bluff Creek ATV Park OHV Area

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OHV getting air at Bluff Creek ATV Park OHV Area

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Dirtbike jumping at Bluff Creek ATV Park OHV Area

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