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Tuttle Creek ORV Area

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Alt Names Tuttle Creek Lake, Randolph ORV Area
Last Known Status Open

Located on the western shore of Tuttle Creek Lake, this off-road area offers a wide variety of terrain that consists of steep hill climbs, rocky sections with sharp turns, deep ruts, scattered mud puddles, creek crossings and miles of surrounding jeep trails. Camping and overnight use is prohibited but there are numerous campgrounds close by with a few that offer boating opportunities.

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Nearest City Randolph, KS
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From: Manhattan, KS
1) Take US-24 (Tuttle Creek Blvd.) north about 24 miles (US-24 turns into US-77)
2) Turn right on CR-893, continue .3 miles
3) Turn right on Secrest Road, continue about 2 miles to the park.
Area Trail
Land Army Corps of Engineers
Rating Rating    Good    
Recommended Stay Full Day
Miles Of Trail 10
Climate Type Forest
Elevation 1150 to 1250 ft.
Trail Maintenance Unknown
Loose Dirt This trail has some loose dirt.Some
Hard Pack The trail has some hard pack terrain.Some
Mud The trail has mostly mud after it rains.Mostly
Dust The trail has little dust on typical days.Little
Rocks This trail has some rocks.Some
Trees The trail has many trees.Many
Steep Hills This trail has few steep hills.Few
Water Crossings The trail has some water crossings.Some
Hazards This trail has few hazards.Few (hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain Novice This trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain Amateur This trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain Expert This trail has little expert terrain.Little
Permit Required No
Dates Open Year-Round
Spark Arrestor Yes A spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise Limit Yes
Whip Flags Not Required
Maximum Vehicle Width No Restriction
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 Permitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered) Permitted
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Bicycles No Restriction Not Recommended
Hiking No Restriction Not Recommended
Horseback No Restriction Not Recommended
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping Prohibited
Campfire Restrictions Campfires Prohibited
Night Riding No riding hours 9am-dusk
Cross Country Prohibited stay on designated trails
Alcohol Prohibited
Fireworks Prohibited
Firearms Prohibited
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance *Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that all visitors get insurance for their ATV, UTV or motorcycle before visiting any of the locations shown on this website.
Comment Private property surrounds ORV park however boundaries are marked with yellow posts and signs. Some areas may be marked with barbed wire or rock walls - this is private property and do not proceed any further.
Parking No ($0.00)
Entry No ($0.00)
Riding No ($0.00)
Camping Yes
Tent: $8.50
RV: $0.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
Fancy Creek Campground fee
First Aid First Aid 20-30 Miles (SE) Mercy Regional Health Center (785) 776-3322
Gasoline Gasoline 1-5 Miles (NW) Sharp's Short Stop (785) 293-5293
Diesel Diesel 1-5 Miles (NW) Sharp's Short Stop (785) 293-5293
Potable Water Water 5-20 Miles (S) River Pond State Park (785) 539-7941
RV Hookups RV Hookup 5-20 Miles (S) River Pond State Park (785) 539-7941
RV Dump Station RV Disposal 1-5 Miles (NE) Randolph State Park Campground (785) 539-7941
Primitive Camping Campground 1-5 Miles (N) Fancy Creek Campground (785) 539-7941  **has electric sites**
Convenience Store Conv Store 1-5 Miles (NW) Sharp's Short Stop (785) 293-5293
Swimming Swim Area 5-20 Miles (S) Tuttle Creek Cove Park Beach (785) 539-7941
Body of Water Water Body On Site
Boating Launch Boat Ramp 1-5 Miles (N) Fancy Creek Campground (785) 539-7941
Contact Info U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Tuttle Creek Project Office
5020 Tuttle Creek Blvd
Manhattan, KS 66502
(785) 539-8511


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Tuttle Creek ORV Area Trail Photo

Tuttle Creek ORV Area Trail

Willy Vawter can only be stopped by mud on window! Photo Submitted 8/21/2011 (Thanks!)
Tuttle Creek ORV Area Trail Photo

4WD vehicle at Tuttle Creek ORV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 9/17/2011 (Thanks!)
Tuttle Creek ORV Area Trail Photo

RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at Tuttle Creek ORV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 9/17/2011 (Thanks!)
Tuttle Creek ORV Area Trail Photo

4x4 at Tuttle Creek ORV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 9/20/2012 (Thanks!)
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