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Crooked Finger OHV Trails

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Alt Names Scotts Mills OHV Area, Camp Dakota, Santiam State Forest
Last Known Status Open

This property has about 12 miles of ATV trails on 600 acres. Most of the trails are rated as moderately challenging but there are some flat gravel roads for beginners to explore. The trails are open year-round but may temporarily close during fire season. Primitive camping is permitted but a full service campground is available about one mile north which features RV hookups, teepees, yurts, bungalows, tent sites, hot showers and a general store with basic supplies. The campground also offers zip lines, disc golf, paint ball, gold panning and electric car racing. Call before you haul.

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Nearest City Scotts Mills, OR
Address 1843 Crooked Finger Road, Scotts Mills, OR 97375
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From: Portland, OR
1) Take SR-213 south about 23 miles
2) Turn left (south-east) on South Nowlens Bridge Road, continue 2.5 miles
3) Turn left (south) on Crooked Fingers Road, continue 4.5 miles
4) Turn right (south) to stay on Crooked Fingers Road, continue 6.3 miles
5) Park entrance is on the right (west).
Area Trail
Land State Forest, Private
Rating Rating    Good    
Recommended Stay Full Day
Permit Required Yes Oregon ATV Permit stickers required
Dates Open Year-Round except during fire season
Spark Arrestor Yes A spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise Limit Yes (99 dB)
Whip Flags Not Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
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 Prohibited
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates 4x4s / Jeeps (registered) Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Prohibited Oregon ATV Permit stickers required
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets Required Yes
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping Some Areas (camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night Riding Unknown
Cross Country Prohibited stay on designated trails
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.
Parking ($0.00)
Entry Yes ($5.00 per vehicle)
Day Use Parking Permit
Riding ($0.00)
Camping Yes
Tent: $22.00
RV: $27.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $5.00
Tee Pee - $37/night; 20' Yurt - $50/night; 30' Yurt - $65/night
Contact Info Camp Dakota
1843 Crooked Finger Road
Scotts Mills, OR 97375
(503) 873-7432
Contact Info Camp Dakota - Facebook
Contact Info Oregon ATV Safety Education Card
(877) 772-3359
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Square Miles 1
Miles Of Trail 12
Climate Type Forest
Elevation 1900 to 2400 ft.
Trail Maintenance Marked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose Dirt This trail has mostly loose dirt.Mostly
Hard Pack The trail has some hard pack terrain.Some
Sand This trail has no sandy areas.None
Mud The trail has some mud after it rains.Some
Dust The trail has little dust on typical days.Little
Rocks This trail has little rocks.Little
Trees The trail has almost all trees.All
Steep Hills This trail has some steep hills.Some
Water Crossings The trail has no water crossings.None
Small Jumps This trail has no small jumps.None
Large Jumps This trail has no large jumps.None
Berms The trail has few berms.Few
Sand/Gravel Pits This state forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Hazards This trail has few hazards.Few (hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain Novice This trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain Amateur This trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain Expert This trail has little expert terrain.Little

First Aid First Aid 5-20 Miles (NW) Silverton Hospital (503) 873-1500
Gasoline Gasoline 5-20 Miles (NW) Shell (503) 873-8012
Diesel Diesel 5-20 Miles (NW) Shell (503) 873-8012
Potable Water Water On Site
RV Hookups RV Hookup On Site
RV Dump Station RV Disposal On Site
Primitive Camping Campground On Site
Convenience Store Conv Store 5-20 Miles (NW) Shell (503) 873-8012
Swimming Swim Area Scotts Mills, OR
Body of Water Water Body On Site Abiqua Falls
Boating Launch Boat Ramp Scotts Mills, OR

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