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Appleton Area Recreation OHV Park

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Alt Names

Swift County OHV Park, Appleton OHV Park

Last Known StatusOpen

Once the location of a former gravel mine, this offroad park is open daily year-round and offers about 30 miles of marked trails, a motocross track, sand dunes and some play areas. All vehicle types are welcomed and there is terrain and obstacles of all skill levels.

The property was expanded in 2007 from 100 acres to 330 acres. There are several picnic areas with shade gazebos that are scattered throughout the park. The park is only open for day use but camping can be found just a few minutes away at Appleton Municipal Campground.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityAppleton, MN
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From: St. Cloud, MN
1) Take I-94 north to exit 127, about 40 miles
2) Turn left (south) off the exit ramp, continue .4 miles
3) Turn right (west) on SR-28, continue 31.9 miles
4) Turn left (south) on SR-29, continue 22 miles
5) Turn right on 14th Street, continue .5 miles
6) Turn right on Minnesota Avenue (SR-12), continue 15.5 miles
7) Turn left on US-59, continue about 7 miles. Park entrance is on the right.

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail, Track, Dunes
LandState Recreation, County Land

RATINGS

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

TERRAIN

Square Miles1
Miles Of Trail30
Climate TypeUrban/man-made
Elevation1100 to 1150 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Rated, Heavily Maintained
RocksThis OHV area has some rocks.Some
TreesThe OHV area has many trees.Many
Steep HillsThis OHV area has some steep hills.Some
Single TrackThis state recreation area has few single track trails.Few
RoadsThis state recreation area has some roads.Some
ShadeThis state recreation area has many shaded areas.Many
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 little expert terrain.Little
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 RequiredYesMN OHV Permit
Dates OpenDaily dawn-dusk
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)OHMs not to exceed distance of 20 inches, ATVs 99dB at 20 inches
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthNo Restriction
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)Permitted
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Prohibited
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets RequiredYouth Onlyrequired for operators under 18 by state law
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
Horseback
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingProhibited
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresProhibited
Night RidingNoriding hours sunrise to sunset
Cross CountryProhibitedstay on trail
AlcoholProhibited
FireworksProhibited
FirearmsProhibited
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: Be Safe! RiderPlanet recommends insurance for all riders and visitors to the destinations depicted on this website.

FEES & PASSES

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

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid1-5 Miles (SW)Appleton Municipal Hospital (320) 289-2422
Gasoline GasolineAppleton, MN
Diesel DieselAppleton, MN
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (SW)Shooter's Estates Camping (320) 289-1100
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (SW)Shooter's Estates Camping (320) 289-1100
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (SW)Shooter's Estates Camping (320) 289-1100
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (SW)Appleton Municipal Campground (320) 289-1363
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (SW)Don's Food Pride (320) 289-1731
Swimming Swim Area5-20 Miles (S)Lac Qui Parle State Park (320) 734-4450
Body of Water Water BodyOn SiteAppleton Lake
Boating Launch Boat Ramp5-20 Miles (S)Lac Qui Parle State Park (320) 734-4450

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoAppleton Area Recreational OHV Park
(320) 843-5341
www.dnr.state.mn.us
Contact InfoMinnesota DNR License Bureau
500 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155
(888) 665-4236
info.dnr@state.mn.us
www.dnr.state.mn.us
CommentOHV Permit Info

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