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Appalachia Bay ORV Area

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Alt Names

Motorcycle Island, Motorcycle Peninsula, Keystone Lake

Last Known StatusOpen

Known to many as "Motorcycle Island", this area is actually a peninsula with a small strip of land that connects to the island which can overflow if the water level goes over 75’, creating an actual island that is separated from the mainland.

Camping is not permitted at the staging areas or on the island but there is a recently installed campground that provides direct trail access. The terrain consists of open beaches, briar bushes and miles of sand and woods trails.

Trail Map... Directions... Nearby Trails...


Nearest CityCleveland, OK
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From: Tulsa, OK
1) Take US-412 west about 20 miles
2) Once over the Keystone Lake take the first exit after crossing the bridge
3) Turn right off the exit ramp, continue .04 miles
4) Turn right to go across the overpass
5) Turn right at the T-intersection, continue .4 miles
6) Turn left on W. Bears Glen Road, continue about 1 mile toward the lake.
7) Look for a gated entrance, proceed thorough and immediately turn left onto a dirt road.
8) Follow dirt road to gravel staging area.


LandArmy Corps of Engineers


RatingRatingVery Good    
Recommended Stay1-2 Days


Square Miles1
Miles Of Trail10
Climate TypeForest
Elevation700 to 750 ft.
Trail MaintenanceUnknown
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has some hard pack terrain.Some
SandThis trail has mostly sandy areas.Mostly
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 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
BermsThe trail has some berms.Some
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


Permit Required
Dates OpenYear-Round
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise Limit
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (64 inches)a new wider gate now allows 64" wide UTVs to squeeze through
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
Helmets RequiredYouth Onlyrequired for persons under 18 by state law
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
BicyclesNo RestrictionNot Recommended
HikingNo RestrictionNot Recommended
HorsebackNo RestrictionNot Recommended
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Cross CountryProhibitedstay on the trail
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: Be Safe! RiderPlanet recommends insurance for all riders and visitors to the destinations depicted on this website.
CommentOnly ATV units manufactured at plant that are designed to carry two riders may carry two riders.


ParkingNo ($0.00)
EntryNo ($0.00)
RidingYes ($3.00 per OHV)
Annual Pass - $30
Tent: $8.00
RV: $8.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
CommentHonor box is no longer available - park now has a staffed booth.


First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (NW)Cleveland Area Hospital (918) 358-2501
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (N)Tank-N-Tummy (918) 243-5999
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (N)Tank-N-Tummy (918) 243-5999
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (SE)Keystone State Park Campground (918) 865-4991 or (800) 654-8240
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (SE)Keystone State Park Campground (918) 865-4991 or (800) 654-8240
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (SE)Keystone State Park Campground (918) 865-4991 or (800) 654-8240
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (N)Tank-N-Tummy (918) 243-5999
Swimming Swim AreaOn Site
Body of Water Water BodyOn SiteKeystone Lake
Boating Launch Boat Ramp1-5 Miles (NW)(918) 243-7822


Contact InfoU.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Keystone Lake
23115 W. Wekiwa Road
Sand Springs, OK 74063-9312
(918) 865-2621
(918) 243-7822


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Appalachia Bay ORV Area Trail Photo

Appalachia Bay ORV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 8/29/2011 (Thanks!)

Appalachia Bay ORV Area Trail Photo

OHV at Appalachia Bay ORV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 11/26/2011 (Nice. Thanks!)

Appalachia Bay ORV Area Trail Photo

OHV traversing the water at Appalachia Bay ORV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 11/26/2011 (Ha! Always pull the cooler out first. Thanks for sharing!)

Appalachia Bay ORV Area Trail Photo

OHV at Appalachia Bay ORV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 2/5/2013 (Thanks!)

Appalachia Bay ORV Area Trail Photo

Appalachia Bay ORV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 5/17/2014 (Thanks!)

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