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Headworks OHV Park

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Alt Names

Headgate Campground, Weir Park, Loup River, Genoa, Weir Campground

Last Known StatusOpen

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 CityGenoa, 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.


LandPrivately Owned / Commercial
CommentOwned by Loup Power District


RatingRatingVery Good    
Recommended Stay1-2 Days


Square Miles1
Elevation1575 to 1585 ft.
Trail MaintenanceUnknown
Loose DirtThis trail has no loose dirt.None
Hard PackThe trail has no hard pack terrain.None
SandThis trail has almost all sandy areas.All
MudThe trail has no mud after it rains.None
DustThe trail has no dust on typical days.None
RocksThis trail has no rocks.None
TreesThe trail has some trees.Some
Steep HillsThis trail has no steep hills.None
Water CrossingsThe trail has some water crossings.Some
Small JumpsThis trail has some small jumps.Some
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has few berms.Few
Sand/Gravel PitsThis private land has some sand or gravel pits.Some
Single TrackThis private land has no single track trails.None
RoadsThis private land has no roads.None
Rider TrafficThe private land has some rider traffic on typical days.Some
Ranges/GunfireThis private land has no shooting ranges or gunfire.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 little expert terrain.Little


Permit RequiredNoNOHVA annual membership recommended
Dates OpenDaily except during high water levels and during dredging season.
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitNo
Whip FlagsNot RequiredSafety Flags Recommended
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (64 inches)
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 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
BicyclesNo RestrictionNot Recommended
HikingNo RestrictionNot Recommended
HorsebackNo RestrictionNot Recommended
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingYesno riding after 11pm
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: Be Safe! RiderPlanet recommends insurance for all riders and visitors to the destinations depicted on this website.
CommentThe park may close temporarily when river level reaches 9.0'-9.5' as this causes the ATV area to flood.


Parking ($0.00)
EntryNo ($0.00)
RidingNo ($0.00)
CampingNo ($0.00)


First Aid First Aid1-5 Miles (NE)Genoa Community Hospital (402) 993-2279
Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (NE)Pump & Pantry (402) 993-6065
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (NE)Pump & Pantry (402) 993-6065
Potable Water WaterOn SiteWeir Campground
RV Hookups RV HookupOn Siteelectric hookups available at Weir Campground
RV Dump Station RV Disposal20-30 Miles (E)Sapp Brothers Travel Center (402) 564-8268
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (NE)Pump & Pantry (402) 993-6065
Swimming Swim AreaOn Site
Body of Water Water BodyOn Site
Boating Launch Boat Ramp30+ Miles (W)Sherman Reservoir Boat Ramp (308) 745-0230


Contact InfoLoup Power District
2404 15th Street, PO Box 988
Columbus, NE 68602-0988
(402) 564-3171
Contact InfoNebraska OHV Association
2231 W. 10th Street
Grand Island, NE 68803
(308) 381-2143


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Headworks OHV Park Trail

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Headworks OHV Park Trail

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OHV at Headworks OHV Park Trail

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Scenic view of Headworks OHV Park Trail

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OHV at Headworks OHV Park Trail

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