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Headworks OHV Park

Friday, April 24, 2015
Alt Names Headgate Campground, Weir Park, Loup River, Genoa, Weir Campground
Last Known Status Closed For Season  (closed for spring dredging season)

This large open area offers about 600 acres of sandy woods trails, hill climbs and play areas to explore. During the summer months free camping is permitted which includes electric hookups, potable water and restroom facilities. Additional amenities include hiking trails, picnic areas with BBQ grills and swimming. The park is generally open year-round but may close temporarily when water levels reach around 9 feet as this causes the trails to become flooded.

PLEASE NOTE: The Nebraska Off Highway Vehicle Association has managed the Headworks OHV Park since 1990 in cooperation with the Loup Public Power District and the Nance County Sheriff’s Department. They fund the riding area by asking for voluntary membership fees and by holding two large fund raiser jamborees every year. Since Nebraska has no state OHV registration or trail sticker fee, your voluntary support is crucial to keeping this area open. If you are going to ride here, don't be a saddlebag. Do the right thing and pick up a $30 annual membership here, which comes with detailed trail information.

For current status and conditions check the park website or call (402) 564-3171.

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Nearest City Genoa, NE
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From: Genoa, NE
1) Take SR-22 west about 4 miles
2) Look for Headgate Campground/Weir Park entrance on the left (south), enter and stage at the campground.
Area Trail
Land Privately Owned / Commercial
Comment Owned by Loup Power District
Rating Rating    Very Good    
Recommended Stay 1-2 Days
Square Miles 1
Elevation 1575 to 1585 ft.
Trail Maintenance Unknown
Loose Dirt This trail has no loose dirt.None
Hard Pack The trail has no hard pack terrain.None
Sand This trail has almost all sandy areas.All
Mud The trail has no mud after it rains.None
Dust The trail has no dust on typical days.None
Rocks This trail has no rocks.None
Trees The trail has some trees.Some
Steep Hills This trail has no steep hills.None
Water Crossings The trail has some water crossings.Some
Small Jumps This trail has some small jumps.Some
Large Jumps This trail has no large jumps.None
Berms The trail has few berms.Few
Sand/Gravel Pits This private land has some sand or gravel pits.Some
Single Track This private land has no single track trails.None
Roads This private land has no roads.None
Rider Traffic The private land has some rider traffic on typical days.Some
Ranges/Gunfire This private land has no shooting ranges or gunfire.None
Hazards This trail has few hazards.Few (hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain Novice This trail has mostly beginner terrain.Mostly
Moderate Terrain Amateur This trail has some intermediate level terrain.Some
Difficult Terrain Expert This trail has little expert terrain.Little
Permit Required No NOHVA annual membership recommended
Dates Open Daily except during high water levels and during dredging season.
Spark Arrestor Yes A spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise Limit No
Whip Flags Not Required Safety Flags Recommended
Maximum Vehicle Width Yes (64 inches)
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 (maximum width 64 inches)
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
Bicycles No Restriction Not Recommended
Hiking No Restriction Not Recommended
Horseback No Restriction Not Recommended
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping Some Areas (camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires Some Areas (permitted in developed campsites only)
Night Riding Yes no riding after 11pm
Alcohol Prohibited
Fireworks Prohibited
Firearms Prohibited
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance *Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that all riders obtain medical insurance and buy motorcycle insurance or ATV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted on this website.
Comment The park may close temporarily when river level reaches 9.0'-9.5' as this causes the ATV area to flood.
Parking ($0.00)
Entry No ($0.00)
Riding No ($0.00)
Camping No ($0.00)
First Aid First Aid 1-5 Miles (NE) Genoa Community Hospital (402) 993-2279
Gasoline Gasoline 1-5 Miles (NE) Pump & Pantry (402) 993-6065
Diesel Diesel 1-5 Miles (NE) Pump & Pantry (402) 993-6065
Potable Water Water On Site Weir Campground
RV Hookups RV Hookup On Site electric hookups available at Weir Campground
RV Dump Station RV Disposal 20-30 Miles (E) Sapp Brothers Travel Center (402) 564-8268
Primitive Camping Campground On Site
Convenience Store Conv Store 1-5 Miles (NE) Pump & Pantry (402) 993-6065
Swimming Swim Area On Site
Body of Water Water Body On Site
Boating Launch Boat Ramp 30+ Miles (W) Sherman Reservoir Boat Ramp (308) 745-0230
Contact Info Loup Power District
2404 15th Street, PO Box 988
Columbus, NE 68602-0988
(402) 564-3171
Contact Info Nebraska OHV Association
2231 W. 10th Street
Grand Island, NE 68803
(308) 381-2143


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