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Council Grove Lake ORV Area

Monday, February 20, 2017

Alt Names

Council Grove, Bottomlands Cycle And ATV Area, Outlet Channel, Neosho River, Neshoa Riverbed

Last Known StatusOpen

This small area sits below the Council Grove Dam and has about 30 acres of woods trails open to ATVs, UTVs and dirt bikes. The area is mostly and old riverbed with some flat trails but there are a few short hill climbs with moderate/expert difficulty that border the creek. Overall this is a good choice for a quick day ride or to bring beginners.

There is no fee charged to park or ride but the property is only open during daylight hours. The lake has eight campgrounds with various facilities and amenities.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityCouncil Grove, KS
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From: Topeka, KS
1) Take I-335 south about 30 miles to exit 147
2) Turn left (west) off the exit ramp onto US-56, continue 25 miles
3) Turn right (north) on SR-57/SR-177, continue .5 miles
4) Turn left (west) on East River Road, follow toward staging area.

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail
LandArmy Corps of Engineers

RATINGS

Our RatingRatingGood    
Recommended StayHalf Day
Comments(Scroll Down For Visitor Reviews & Comments)

TERRAIN

Miles Of Trail5
Climate TypeForest
Elevation1220 to 1250 ft.
Trail MaintenanceNot Marked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has some mud after it rains.Some
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has no rocks.None
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
Sand/Gravel PitsThis USACE land has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis USACE land has no single track trails.None
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has mostly beginner terrain.Mostly
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has some intermediate level terrain.Some
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has no expert terrain.None

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredNo
Dates OpenDaily sunrise to sunset
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 and narrow terrain
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 Restriction
Horseback
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingProhibited
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresProhibited
Night RidingNo
Cross CountryProhibitedvehicles must stay on trail
stay within fenced areas, no riding on maintained roads
AlcoholProhibited
FireworksProhibited
FirearmsProhibited
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 & PASSES

Parking(None)
Entry(None)
Riding(None)
Camping(None)

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid1-5 Miles (SW)Morris County Hospital (620) 767-6811
Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (S)Faststop (620) 767-5314
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (S)Faststop (620) 767-5314
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (N)Richey Cove Campground (620) 767-5195
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (N)Richey Cove Campground (620) 767-5195
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (N)Richey Cove Campground (620) 767-5195
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (N)Kansa View Campground (620) 767-5195
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (S)Faststop (620) 767-5314
Swimming Swim Area1-5 Miles (NW)Santa Fe Trail Beach (620) 767-5195
Body of Water Water Body1-5 Miles (N)Council Grove Lake
Boating Launch Boat Ramp1-5 Miles (N)Kit Carson Boat Ramp (620) 767-5195

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoU.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Council Grove Lake
945 Lake Road
Council Grove, KS 66846-9322
(620) 767-5195
www.swt.usace.army.mil

RECENT COMMENTS & REVIEWS

Council Grove Lake Trail Photo

Council Grove Lake ORV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 7/19/2012 (Thanks!)

Council Grove Lake Trail Photo

Some amenities at Council Grove Lake ORV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 7/19/2012 (Thanks!)

Council Grove Lake Trail Photo

Some terrain at Council Grove Lake ORV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 7/19/2012 (Thanks!)

Council Grove Lake Trail Photo

Some terrain at Council Grove Lake ORV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 7/19/2012 (Thanks!)

Council Grove Lake Trail Photo

Some terrain at Council Grove Lake ORV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 7/19/2012 (Thanks!)

Council Grove Lake Trail Photo

Some terrain at Council Grove Lake ORV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 7/19/2012 (Thanks!)

Council Grove Lake Trail Photo

Some terrain at Council Grove Lake ORV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 7/19/2012 (Thanks!)

Council Grove Lake Trail Photo

Some terrain at Council Grove Lake ORV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 7/19/2012 (Thanks!)

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