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River Valley OHV Park

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Other Names

Council Bluffs, Missouri River, Pottawattamie County

Last Known StatusTemporarily Closed  (due to fire and flood damage)

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.

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***ANNOUNCEMENTS*** (July 2019)

 * Park Status 

River Valley OHV Park will remain closed until further notice, and at a minimum all of calendar year 2019. Following the fire, several flooding events have occurred which delayed addressing the hazards. Cleanup work can only take place between November and March due to the Indiana Bat being present in the area. This, coupled with the weather conditions, has created a challenge for the DNR to find a time for potential contractors to evaluate the area on-site in safe conditions and form a plan of removal of the debris. The park has signage posted and all use of the park is restricted. Violators will be charged with trespassing.



REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesIowa DNR Sticker
Dates OpenDaily 7am-dusk
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedUnknown
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (70 inches)has entrance gate or posts
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted(maximum width 70 inches)
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Prohibited
2 Cycle EnginesNo Restriction
Motocross Helmet RequiredYeshelmets required for all riders, operators and passengers
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingProhibited
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingNo
Trail BlazingProhibitedkeep vehicle on trail
Rule Enforcement
CommentPark is closed during maintenance days, check River Valley Trail Riders website for schedule. Three-wheelers prohibited.
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TERRAIN

Approx Size300 acres
Miles Of Trail10
Climate TypeForest
Elevation950 to 975 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Not Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has mostly loose dirt.Mostly
Hard PackThe trail has some hard pack terrain.Some
SandThis trail has little sandy areas.Little
MudThe trail has some mud after it rains.Some
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 no steep hills.None
BermsThe trail has few berms.Few
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 no expert terrain.None

TYPE OF AREA

AreaMotorized Trails
LandState Forest
CommentProperty is owned by the State of Iowa but is leased to the City of Council Bluffs.

KEY SERVICES

Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (NE)Pilot Travel Center (712) 322-0088
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (NE)Pilot Travel Center (712) 322-0088
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (NE)Bluffs Run RV Park (800) 223-7277
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (NE)Bluffs Run RV Park (800) 223-7277
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (NE)Bluffs Run RV Park (800) 223-7277
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (SE)Lake Manawa State Park Campground (712) 366-0220
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (NE)Pilot Travel Center (712) 322-0088

FEES & PASSES

Parking(None)
Entry(None)
Riding(None)
Camping(None)

RATINGS

Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityCouncil Bluffs, IA
Address4300 East South Omaha Bridge Road, Council Bluffs, IA 51501
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Street Map
Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Omaha, NE
1) Take I-480 south about 4 miles
2) Take exit for US-275
3) Turn left (east) onto US-275, continue 2 miles
4) Park entrance is on the left (north).

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoRiver Valley OHV Park
(515) 281-5918
www.iowadnr.gov

RIDER COMMENTS & REVIEWS

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