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Bluff Creek ATV Park
Primitive Camping      Single TrackMX Track      ATVs PermittedMotorcycles Permitted
Trail PhotoBluff Creek ATV Park   Rating
Status: Open
Type: Combo  (Privately Owned / Commercial)
Location: Eddyville, IA
Difficulty: Difficulty     View Details...   View Map...   Print...

This abandoned strip mine consists of about 20 miles of trails, steep hill climbs, deep pits and four motocross tracks. One track is for beginners and novices and one very challenging track is known as "Gravity Cavity".

The park is open year round but will close temporarily during and after bad weather. Riding is allowed from dawn to dusk and primitive camping is permitted. The campground has 13 sites and amenities includes two water spigots, restrooms with flush toilets and shower stalls.

There is no fee required to ride or camp, but all vehicles must display an Iowa OHV Sticker. Trails are well maintained and marked with some cool bridge crossings, thanks to the Bluff Creek Riders Association and the Iowa OHV Association.

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Cambridge OHV Park
      Single TrackMX Track      UTVs PermittedATVs PermittedMotorcycles Permitted
Trail PhotoCambridge OHV Park   Rating
Status: Open
Type: Trail  (Privately Owned / Commercial)
Location: Cambridge, IA
Difficulty: Difficulty     View Details...   View Map...   Print...

This 30 acre OHV park is open to ATVs, UTVs and motorcycles. The park features a kids area, and MX area, a flat track and some wooded trails. A current DNR registration sticker and club membership is required.   More...

Fun Valley MX Track
Primitive CampingRV Camping      MX Track      ATVs PermittedMotorcycles Permitted
Trail PhotoFun Valley MX Track   Rating
Status: Open
Type: Track  (Privately Owned / Commercial)
Location: Montezuma, IA
Difficulty: Difficulty     View Details...   View Map...   Print...

This motocross track hosts District 22 and AMA sanctioned races. Track is about one mile long and has natural elevation changes, uphill and downhill jumps and whoops. Camping is permitted and full RV hookups are available. Call before you haul.   More...

Gypsum City OHV Park
      Single TrackMX Track      UTVs PermittedATVs PermittedMotorcycles Permitted
Trail PhotoGypsum City OHV Park   Rating
Status: Open
Type: Combo  (City Land, County Land)
Location: Fort Dodge, IA
Difficulty: Difficulty     View Details...   View Map...   Print...

Once an old mining area, this property is now open to ATVs and dirt bikes. The park has about 15 miles of woods trails, several motocross tracks including a 1.5 mile main track, a safety training area, beginners area and ample parking. The park is roughly 300 acres however there are plans to expand to 1500 acres.

Camping is currently not permitted but there are plans to add a campground in the future. An Iowa DNR Sticker is required on each OHV and can be purchased at nearby Racing Unlimited. The park is generally open daily year-round but may close temporarily during and after bad weather. Be sure to say thanks to Webster County Wheelers for maintaining this area.

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Hawkeye Downs Motocross Track
RV Camping      MX Track      ATVs PermittedMotorcycles Permitted
Trail PhotoHawkeye Downs Motocross Track   Rating
Status: Open  (Open To Members Only)
Type: Track  (Privately Owned / Commercial)
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Difficulty: Difficulty     View Details...   View Map...   Print...

This motocross track generally has two open practice sessions that is open to all riders in April and May. Membership is required to ride the track during any other time. A race series is held annually between April through October. Check website for current schedule.

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Lakeview OHV Park
      Single TrackMX Track      UTVs PermittedATVs PermittedMotorcycles Permitted
Trail PhotoLakeview OHV Park   Rating
Status: Open
Type: Combo  (Army Corps of Engineers)
Location: Solon, IA
Difficulty: Difficulty     View Details...   View Map...   Print...

Open to ATVs, UTVs and motorcycles daily, this area offers miles of woods and sand trails, hill climbs, mud bogs and ravines along with two motocross tracks. There is no fee to ride this area however a current Iowa registration sticker is required and DNR officers regularly patrol the area.

Camping is not permitted however nearby MacBride Reservoir offers numerous boat ramps, camping and swimming opportunities. Be sure to thank the Lakeview Off Road Riders for maintaining this park.

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New Hartford Racing
Primitive Camping      Single TrackMX Track      ATVs PermittedMotorcycles Permitted
Trail PhotoNew Hartford Racing   Rating
Status: Open  (Open To Members Only)
Type: Combo  (Privately Owned / Commercial)
Location: Shell Rock, IA
Difficulty: Difficulty     View Details...   View Map...   Print...

Operated by the Rambling Wheels Motorcycle Club, this property hosts motocross races and hare scramble events during select dates. The area has several miles of hare scramble trails, a motocross track and oval flat track. Free primitive camping is permitted during race weekends. Check website for current schedule.   More...

Nicholson-Ford OHV Park
      Single Track      UTVs PermittedATVs PermittedMotorcycles Permitted
Trail PhotoNicholson-Ford OHV Park   Rating
Status: Open
Type: Trail  (County Land)
Location: Marshalltown, IA
Difficulty: Difficulty     View Details...   View Map...   Print...

Open to motorcycles, ATVs and UTVs, this area offers around 20 miles of tight woods and river bottom trails, small hills and dry creek beds to explore. There is no fee to ride however vehicles must display a Iowa DNR sticker. Be sure to thank the Iowa River OHV Club for maintaining these trails. Camping can be found at nearby Union Grove State Park which also offers boating and swimming opportunities.

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Oak Ridge MX
Primitive Camping      MX Track      ATVs PermittedMotorcycles Permitted
Trail PhotoOak Ridge MX   Rating
Status: Open
Type: Track  (Privately Owned / Commercial)
Location: Garwin, IA
Difficulty: Difficulty     View Details...   View Map...   Print...

This new motocross track opened for practice during the fall of 2013. The track is located on 40 acres and consists of a main outdoor style track and two separate mini tracks for the little guys. The track is currently only open for practice during select dates and primitive camping is permitted. Park updates are posted regularly on Facebook. Call before you haul.

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Rathbun OHV Park
      Single TrackMX Track      UTVs PermittedATVs PermittedMotorcycles Permitted
Trail PhotoRathbun OHV Park   Rating
Status: Open
Type: Combo  (Army Corps of Engineers)
Location: Centerville, IA
Difficulty: Difficulty     View Details...   View Map...   Print...

This 125 acre riding area offers about 10 miles of woods trails, a tot lot and a practice track. The trails consist mainly of dirt and rock and wind with the flow of the land through the trees and along the shores of Rathbun Lake.

Park amenities include a vault toilet, two shelters with picnic tables, an unloading/loading dock, and a water faucet that is available April through November. Camping is not permitted at the OHV park itself however the lake has several full service campgrounds.

ATVs, dirt bikes and side by sides are permitted as long as they have a current Iowa registration. The park is open year round except during the spring thaw and after heavy precipitation. For current park status, call (515) 281-8385. Club and additional park information can be found on the South Central Dirt Riders Facebook page. Frank's Bait and Tackle has basic supplies and gasoline. Hotels, and restaurants are all within a short driving distance.

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River Ridge Trails
Primitive CampingRV Camping      Single Track      UTVs PermittedATVs PermittedMotorcycles Permitted
Trail PhotoRiver Ridge Trails   Rating
Status: Open
Type: Trail  (Privately Owned / Commercial)
Location: Spragueville, IA
Difficulty: Difficulty     View Details...   View Map...   Print...

Located at the beautiful Whispering Meadows Resort, this brand new park has about 10 miles of woods trails that border the scenic Maquoketa River with future plans to include adding more ATV trails.

The area is open from 9am to dusk daily however reservations are required and can be made by calling (563) 357-3784. The property also offers cabin rentals, electric hookups for RVs, mountain bike and hiking trails and fishing holes.

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River Valley OHV Park
      Single Track      UTVs PermittedATVs PermittedMotorcycles Permitted
Trail PhotoRiver Valley OHV Park   Rating
Status: Open
Type: Trail  (State Forest)
Location: Council Bluffs, IA
Difficulty: Difficulty     View Details...   View Map...   Print...

Open daily from 7am to dusk, this 300 acre park sits on the banks of the Missouri River. Terrain mainly consists of loose dirt and sandy ATV trails with some whoops and several small sand hills. Due to flooding, the park recently opened back up in March 2012 thanks to the hard work of the River Valley Trail Riders. The park may close temporarily for trail maintenance work days so be sure to check the park hotline at (402) 478-8701 or website before heading out.

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Riverside Raceway
Primitive Camping      MX Track      ATVs PermittedMotorcycles Permitted
Trail PhotoRiverside Raceway   Rating
Status: Open
Type: Track  (Privately Owned / Commercial)
Location: Winterset, IA
Difficulty: Difficulty     View Details...   View Map...   Print...

This loamy motocross track is bordered by trees and the Middle River. Open practice is held during select days and race events are occasionally scheduled. Primitive camping is permitted during race weekends. Check website for current schedule.   More...

Riverview OHV Park
      Single TrackMX Track      ATVs PermittedMotorcycles Permitted
Trail PhotoRiverview OHV Park   Rating
Status: Open
Type: Combo  (City Land, City of Waterloo)
Location: Waterloo, IA
Difficulty: Difficulty     View Details...   View Map...   Print...

Bordered by the Cedar River, this 160 acre property offers miles of wooded trails, two natural terrain motocross tracks and gently rolling terrain. The park is open for day use only however camping facilities can be found at Deerwood Park and George Wythe State Park. Be sure to say thanks to the Trailblazers Off Road Club for maintaining this park.

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Tama County OHV Park
Primitive CampingRV Camping      Single TrackMX Track      UTVs PermittedATVs PermittedMotorcycles Permitted
Trail PhotoTama County OHV Park   Rating
Status: Open
Type: Combo  (County Land)
Location: Tama, IA
Difficulty: Difficulty     View Details...   View Map...   Print...

This 300 acre park has about 15 miles of woods trails and a motocross track. A campground is available which has ten full hookup sites and thirteen primitive sites. All OHVs must display a current Iowa DNR sticker. Be sure to say thanks to Club S.P.O.R.T. for maintaining the property.   More...

Timber Ridge Ranch and Winery
Primitive Camping      Single Track      4x4s PermittedUTVs PermittedATVs PermittedMotorcycles Permitted
Trail PhotoTimber Ridge Ranch and Winery   Rating
Status: Open
Type: Trail  (Privately Owned / Commercial)
Location: Mapleton, IA
Difficulty: Difficulty     View Details...   View Map...   Print...

This large area has miles of scenic trails that wind through a beautiful forest and consists of mud bogs, deep water holes and steep hill climbs. Camping is permitted and is around $10/per night. A winery and swimming hole is also available. Membership is required to ride on the trails and can be obtained by contacting the land owners.

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K & K Raceway
Primitive Camping      MX Track      ATVs PermittedMotorcycles Permitted
Trail PhotoK & K Raceway   Rating
Status: Closed
Type: Track  (Privately Owned / Commercial)
Location: Maquoketa, IA
Difficulty: Difficulty     View Details...   View Map...   Print...

This motocross track at one time consisted of all sandy sections with sandy whoops and primitive camping was allowed at no charge however the area is currently closed. Nearby riding alternatives include Lakeview OHV Park which features miles of woods and sand trails along with a motocross track and nearby camping opportunities.   More...

Upcoming Events
Open Practice - Bikes Only

Open Practice - Bikes Only

Oak Ridge MX

The track will be open for practice on Saturday, April 19. Gates open at 7am and practice runs from 9am-4pm. Cost is $30/rider and primitive camping is $15/vehicle. For more information call (641) 844-4849.

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Track Open Today

Track Open Today

Oak Ridge MX

Oak Ridge MX is now open.

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Open Practice

Open Practice

Fun Valley MX Track

The track will be open for practice on Saturday, May 3. For more information call (641) 623-3456.

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Fun Valley MX Championship Series - Round 2

Fun Valley MX Championship Series - Round 2

Fun Valley MX Track

A race is scheduled for Sunday, May 4. AMA and District 22 membership is required. Event is open to bikes and quads. Registration runs from 7am-9am with racing around 10:30am. For more information call (641) 623-3456.

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Open Practice

Open Practice

New Hartford Racing

The track will be open for practice on Saturday, April 26. For more information call (319) 885-6469.

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Motocross Race

Motocross Race

New Hartford Racing

A race is set for Sunday, April 27. AMA and District 22 membership is required. Practice starts at 10am with racing around 11am. For more information call (319) 885-6469.

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Great River Gravel Ride

Great River Gravel Ride

Great River Gravel Ride A Dual Sport Ride Open To Everyone! A dual sport ride is scheduled for Saturday, May 31 near Waterville, Iowa. The ride is open to anyone with a street legal motorcycle. The ride begins at Scenic View Campground. Camping reservations are recommended and can be made by calling (563) 535-7347 or (563) 880-2689.

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