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Gypsum City OHV Park

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Other Names

Webster County, Des Moines River, Fort Dodge

Last Known StatusOpen

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 800 acres however there are plans to expand to 1500 acres.

A campground has recently been added which offers 33 sites, each with water and electric hookups, BBQ grills and picnic tables. Other amenities include restroom and shower facilities, dump station and a park office.

The trails are open daily but may close temporarily during and after bad weather, so call or check the Iowa DNR park status page before heading out.

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REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesIowa DNR Sticker
Dates OpenYear-Round
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 (62 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 62 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 CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingNoriding hours sunrise to sunset
Trail BlazingProhibitedstay on trail
Rule Enforcement
Commentthree-wheelers prohibited
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TERRAIN

Approx Size800 acres (1 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail60
Climate TypeForest
Elevation1110 to 1120 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Rated, Heavily Maintained
Loose DirtThis OHV area has mostly loose dirt.Mostly
Hard PackThe OHV area has some hard pack terrain.Some
SandThis OHV area has little sandy areas.Little
MudThe OHV area has some mud after it rains.Some
DustThe OHV area has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis OHV area has little rocks.Little
TreesThe OHV area has many trees.Many
Steep HillsThis OHV area has some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe OHV area has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis OHV area has many small jumps.Many
Large JumpsThis OHV area has some large jumps.Some
BermsThe OHV area has many berms.Many
Sand/Gravel PitsThis county land has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis county land has no single track trails.None
RoadsThis county land has few roads.Few
ShadeThis county land has many shaded areas.Many
HazardsThis OHV area has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis OHV area has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis OHV area has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis OHV area has little expert terrain.Little

TYPE OF AREA

AreaMotorized Trails, MX Track
LandCity Land, County Land
MX TRACK  Motocross Track
FeaturesPublic
Max Engine SizeNo Maximum
Min Engine SizeNo Minimum
MX TRACK  Motocross Track
FeaturesPublic
Max Engine SizeNo Maximum
Min Engine SizeNo Minimum
MX TRACK  Motocross Track
FeaturesPublic
Max Engine SizeNo Maximum
Min Engine SizeNo Minimum
MX TRACK  Motocross Track
FeaturesPublic
Max Engine SizeNo Maximum
Min Engine SizeNo Minimum

KEY SERVICES

Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (NW)Casey's General Store (515) 955-5576
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (NW)Casey's General Store (515) 955-5576
Potable Water WaterOn Site
RV Hookups RV HookupOn Site
RV Dump Station RV DisposalOn Site
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (NW)Casey's General Store (515) 955-5576

FEES & PASSES

Parking(None)
Entry(None)
Riding(None)
CampingYes
Tent: $25.00
RV: $30.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
Full Hookups - $30/night, electric and water - $25/night

RATINGS

Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityFort Dodge, IA
Address2390 Mill Road, Fort Dodge, IA 50501
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Street Map
Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Fort Dodge, IA
1) Take US-20 to exit 124
2) Turn north off the exit ramp onto Nelson Avenue, continue 1.5 miles
3) Turn left (east) on Mill Road, park entrance is on the left.

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoDarren Herzog (Park Manager)
Gypsum City OHV Park
(515) 576-4258
(515) 571-0127
www.iowadnr.gov
Contact InfoIowa DNR
(515) 281-5918
www.iowadnr.gov
CommentIowa OHV permit info

RIDER COMMENTS & REVIEWS

Gypsum City OHV Area Photo

Gypsum City OHV Park OHV Area

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Gypsum City OHV Area Photo

Gypsum City OHV Park OHV Area

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Gypsum City OHV Area Photo

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Gypsum City OHV Area Photo

Gypsum City OHV Park OHV Area

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