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Locust Stake OHV Trail System

Saturday, June 01, 2019

Alt Names

Locust Stake ATV Area, Chattahoochee National Forest, North Fork Broad River, Chattooga Ranger District

Last Known StatusTemporarily Closed

This area has about 10 miles of two-way traffic trail loops that are open to machines that are 48 inches or less in width. Trails are marked and there are a few bridge crossings. Most of the trails have a "moderate" difficulty rating and can be dusty during dry weather.

The staging area has limited parking. There is an unloading ramp, but no other services. Overnight parking is not permitted and the trails are only open for riding during daylight hours. The trails may close on short notice during wet weather conditions, so check with the ranger station before heading out.

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***ANNOUNCEMENTS*** (June 2019)

 * Trail Status 

The lower section of the Locust Stake OHV Trail System remained closed until further notice. For current updates call (706) 754-6221.


Nearest CityToccoa, GA
AddressLocust Stake Road, Toccoa, GA 30577
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From: Toccoa, GA
1) Take US-123 (SR-13) south 3.4 miles
2) Turn right on US-123 (SR-17), continue 4.4 miles
3) Turn right on Rock Road, continue about 150 feet
4) Veer right at fork on Locust Stake Road, continue about 2 miles.
5) Staging area will be on the right.


LandNational Forest


Our RatingRating
Recommended StayFull Day
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Permit RequiredYesOHV Trail Permit
Dates OpenMarch 16 - December 31
Reciprocity OfferedUnknown
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (48 inches)has entrance gate and narrow terrain
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers Four WheelersPermitted(maximum width 48 inches)
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSProhibited
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 Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingProhibited
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresProhibited
Night RidingNoriding hours sunrise to sunset
Cross CountryProhibitedstay 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.


RidingYes ($5.00 per rider)


Contact InfoChattahoochee National Forest - Chattooga Ranger District
809 Highway 441 South
Clayton, GA 30525
(706) 754-6221
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Locust Stake OHV Trail System

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Approx Size1,280 acres (2 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail10
Climate TypeForest
Elevation1000 to 1500 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Heavily Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has some loose dirt.Some
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
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 almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.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


First Aid First Aid1-5 Miles (E)Stephens County Hospital (706) 282-4200
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (E)South Broad Exxon Food Mart (706) 886-7834
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (E)South Broad Exxon Food Mart (706) 886-7834
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (E)Toccoa RV Park & Campground (706) 886-2654
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (E)Toccoa RV Park & Campground (706) 886-2654
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (E)Toccoa RV Park & Campground (706) 886-2654
Primitive Camping Campground5-20 Miles (SW)Lake Russell Recreation Area (706) 754-6221 or (706) 490-1246
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (E)South Broad Exxon Food Mart (706) 886-7834
Swimming Swim Area5-20 Miles (SW)Lake Russell Recreation Area (706) 754-6221 or (706) 490-1246
Body of Water Water BodyOn SiteNorth Fork Broad River
Boating Launch Boat Ramp5-20 Miles (SW)Lake Russell Recreation Area (706) 754-6221 or (706) 490-1246
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