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Spillway Cycle Area

Monday, July 11, 2016

Alt Names

Tuttle Spillway Cycle Area, Spillway OHV Area

Last Known StatusOpen

Located on the southeastern portion of Tuttle Creek Lake, this area offers several miles of trails that range in difficulty from novice to expert. Most of the terrrain is a mix of narrow but twisty hardpacked trails but there are a couple play areas with small jumps and hillclimbs to check out.

The staging area has plenty of room for parking but shade is limited. Amenities include a loading ramp, vault toilets and a few picnic tables located under some large shade trees.

The park is only open during daylight hours but River Pond State Park and other campgrounds are just a few minutes away.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityManhattan, KS
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From: Manhattan, KS
1) Take US-24 (Tuttle Creek Blvd.) north about 5 miles
2) Turn right (east) on SR-13, continue 2.2 miles
3) Turn right (south) on Dyer Road, continue about .5 miles.
4) Park entrance is on the right.

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail
LandArmy Corps of Engineers

RATINGS

Our RatingRatingGood    
Recommended StayFull Day
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TERRAIN

Miles Of Trail5
Climate TypeForest
Elevation1100 to 1200 ft.
Trail MaintenanceUnknown
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 little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has many trees.Many
Steep HillsThis trail has no steep hills.None
Water CrossingsThe trail has few water crossings.Few
Small JumpsThis trail has some small jumps.Some
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has some berms.Some
Sand/Gravel PitsThis USACE land has no sand or gravel pits.None
RoadsThis USACE land has no roads.None
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

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredNo
Dates OpenYear-Round
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (66 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 66 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 Restriction
HikingNo RestrictionNot Recommended
HorsebackProhibited
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingProhibited
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresProhibited
Night RidingNoriding hours 9am-sunset
AlcoholProhibited
FireworksProhibited
FirearmsProhibited
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.

FEES & PASSES

Parking ($0.00)
Entry ($0.00)
Riding ($0.00)
Camping
Tent: $0.00
RV: $0.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (SW)Mercy Regional Health Center (785) 776-3322
Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (SW)Hop-N-Skip (785) 539-2862
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (SW)Hop-N-Skip (785) 539-2862
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (W)River Pond State Park (785) 539-8511
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (W)River Pond State Park (785) 539-8511
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (W)River Pond State Park (785) 539-8511
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (W)River Pond State Park (785) 539-8511
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (SW)Hop-N-Skip (785) 539-2862
Swimming Swim Area1-5 Miles (W)River Pond State Park (785) 539-8511
Body of Water Water BodyOn Site
Boating Launch Boat Ramp1-5 Miles (W)River Pond State Park (785) 539-8511

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoTuttle Creek Project Office
5020 Tuttle Creek Blvd
Manhattan, KS 66502
(785) 539-8511
tuttle.creek@usace.army.mil
www.nwk.usace.army.mil

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A trail at Spillway Cycle Area Trail

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Some terrain at Spillway Cycle Area Trail

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Terrain example at Spillway Cycle Area Trail

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Scenery at Spillway Cycle Area Trail

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Example of terrain at Spillway Cycle Area Trail

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Terrain example at Spillway Cycle Area Trail

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Spillway Cycle Area Trail Photo

Spillway Cycle Area Trail

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Some terrain at Spillway Cycle Area Trail

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A trail at Spillway Cycle Area Trail

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Terrain example at Spillway Cycle Area Trail

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