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Otter Creek ATV Area

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Other Names

Otter Creek Offroad Vehicle Area, John Redmond Reservoir

Last Known StatusTemporarily Closed  (due to high lake levels)

Open daily year-round, this area offers 240 acres of woods trails that offer some nice views of the John Redmond Reservoir. The general area is fairly flat with a few scattered small hills but there is a small play area is located near the main staging area.

This area is for day use only but camping can be found at nearby Riverside East Campground. There is no fee to ride here. During the spring months the trails can get very muddy.

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REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredNo
Dates OpenYear-Round
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedUnknown
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise Limit
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
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
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
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingProhibited
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingNoriding hours sunrise to sunset
Rule Enforcement
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TERRAIN

Approx Size240 acres
Miles Of Trail5
Climate TypeForest
Elevation1050 to 1080 ft.
Trail MaintenanceUnknown
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
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 many trees.Many
Steep HillsThis trail has no steep hills.None
Water CrossingsThe trail has few water crossings.Few
Small JumpsThis trail has some small jumps.Some
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has few berms.Few
Sand/Gravel PitsThis USACE land has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis USACE land has no single track trails.None
RoadsThis USACE land has no roads.None
ShadeThis USACE land has some shaded areas.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

TYPE OF AREA

AreaMotorized Trails
LandArmy Corps of Engineers

KEY SERVICES

Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (SE)Casey's General Store (620) 364-5434
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (SE)Casey's General Store (620) 364-5434
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (NE)Riverside East Campground (620) 364-8613
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (NE)Riverside East Campground (620) 364-8613
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (NE)Riverside East Campground (620) 364-8613
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (NE)Riverside East Campground (620) 364-8613
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (SE)Casey's General Store (620) 364-5434

FEES & PASSES

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

RATINGS

Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityNew Strawn, KS
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From: Topeka, KS
1) Take US-75 south about 50 miles
2) Turn right (west) on 16th Road (look for Coffey County Honda Shop), continue .3 miles
3) Veer left (south-west) on Embankment Road, continue about 4 miles
4) Park entrance will be on the right (north).

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoU.S. Army Corps of Engineers - John Redmond Reservoir
1565 Embankment Road SW
Burlington, KS 66839-8911
(620) 364-8614
ceswt-od-kc-@usace.army.mil

RIDER COMMENTS & REVIEWS

Otter Creek Trail Photo

Otter Creek ATV Area Trail

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Otter Creek Trail Photo

Otter Creek ATV Area Trail

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Otter Creek Trail Photo

Otter Creek ATV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 8/31/2015 (Thanks!)

Otter Creek Trail Photo

Otter Creek ATV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 8/31/2015 (Thanks!)

Otter Creek Trail Photo

Otter Creek ATV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 8/31/2015 (Thanks!)

Otter Creek Trail Photo

Otter Creek ATV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 8/31/2015 (Thanks!)

Otter Creek Trail Photo

Otter Creek ATV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 8/31/2015 (Thanks!)

Otter Creek Trail Photo

Otter Creek ATV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 8/31/2015 (Thanks!)

Otter Creek Trail Photo

Otter Creek ATV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 8/31/2015 (Thanks!)

Otter Creek Trail Photo

Otter Creek ATV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 8/31/2015 (Thanks!)

Otter Creek Trail Photo

Otter Creek ATV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 8/31/2015 (Thanks!)

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