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Otter Creek ATV Area

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Alt Names

Otter Creek Offroad Vehicle Area, John Redmond Reservoir

Last Known StatusTemporarily Closed  (due to recent flooding conditions)

Open daily to ATVs, UTVs and dirt bikes, this area offers 240 acres of open area. The general area is fairly flat with a few scattered small hills. The area is for day use only however camping can be found at the nearby Riverside East Campground. There is no fee to ride here. During the spring months the trails can get very muddy.

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Nearest CityNew Strawn, KS
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From: Topeka, KS
1) Take US-75 south about 50 miles
2) Turn right (west) on 16th Road (look for Coffey County Honda Shop), continue .3 miles
3) Veer left (south-west) on Embankment Road, continue about 4 miles
4) Park entrance will be on the right (north).


LandArmy Corps of Engineers


Recommended StayFull Day


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 Width
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
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingProhibited
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingNoriding hours sunrise to sunset
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.


Parking ($0.00)
EntryNo ($0.00)
RidingNo ($0.00)
Tent: $0.00
RV: $0.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00


Contact InfoU.S. Army Corps of Engineers - John Redmond Reservoir
1565 Embankment Road SW
Burlington, KS 66839-8911
(620) 364-8614


Otter Creek ATV Area Trail Photo

Otter Creek ATV Area Trail

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Climate TypeForest
Elevation1050 to 1080 ft.
Trail MaintenanceUnknown
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little


First Aid First Aid1-5 Miles (SE)Coffey County Hospital (620) 364-2121
Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (SE)Casey's General Store (620) 364-5434
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (SE)Casey's General Store (620) 364-5434
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (NE)Riverside East Campground (620) 364-8613
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (NE)Riverside East Campground (620) 364-8613
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (NE)Riverside East Campground (620) 364-8613
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (NE)Riverside East Campground (620) 364-8613
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (SE)Casey's General Store (620) 364-5434
Swimming Swim AreaOn SiteJohn Redmond Reservoir
Body of Water Water BodyOn SiteJohn Redmond Reservoir
Boating Launch Boat RampOn SiteJohn Redmond Reservoir
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