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Tuttle Creek ORV Area

Saturday, December 23, 2023

Other Names

Tuttle Creek Lake, Randolph ORV Area

Last Known StatusOpen

This popular off-road area offers a wide variety of terrain that consists of steep and chunky hill climbs, stepped rock climbs, rugged trails with sharp turns, deep ruts, scattered mud puddles, creek crossings and miles of short and long 4x4 roads. A rock garden can also be found near the main staging area which is rated as double black diamond.

All vehicle types are permitted but this area is best explored in a 4x4 truck or Jeep. Dirt bike and ATV riders should check out nearby Spillway Cycle Area, which has a better variety of double track and single track motorcycle trails.

Park amenities are limited but picnic tables, restrooms and a loading ramp can be found near the main entrance. There is no shade or water so bring your own supplies.

There is no fee charged for riding or parking but the staging area is only open during daylight hours. Camping is prohibited but there are several campgrounds located just a few minutes away.

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Permit RequiredNo
Dates OpenDaily 9am - sunset
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedUnknown
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthNo Restriction
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 UTV & SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs & Jeeps (registered)Permitted
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
2 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
MX Helmet RequiredYes
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingProhibited
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresProhibited
Night RidingNoriding hours 9am-dusk
Trail BlazingProhibitedkeep vehicle on trail
Rule Enforcement
CommentPrivate property surrounds ORV park but boundaries are marked with yellow posts and signs. Some areas may be marked with barbed wire or rock walls - this is private property and do not proceed any further.


Approx Size310 acres
Miles Of Trail10
Climate TypeForest
Elevation1150 to 1250 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has some loose dirt.Some
Hard PackThe trail has some hard pack terrain.Some
SandThis trail has little sandy areas.Little
MudThe trail has mostly mud after it rains.Mostly
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has many trees.Many
Steep HillsThis trail has few steep hills.Few
Water CrossingsThe trail has some water crossings.Some
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has no berms.None
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
IntersectionsThis trail has some intersections.Some
Rider TrafficThe USACE land has many rider traffic on typical days.Many
ShadeThis USACE land has some shaded areas.Some
Ranges/GunfireThis USACE land has no shooting ranges or gunfire.None
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has little beginner terrain.Little
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has some expert terrain.Some


AreaMotorized Trails
LandArmy Corps of Engineers


Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (NW)Sharp's Short Stop (785) 293-5293
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (NW)Sharp's Short Stop (785) 293-5293
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (S)River Pond State Park (785) 539-7941
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (S)River Pond State Park (785) 539-7941
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (NE)Randolph State Park Campground (785) 539-7941
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (N)Fancy Creek Campground (785) 539-7941  **has electric sites**
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (NW)Sharp's Short Stop (785) 293-5293


Tent: $13.00
RV: $22.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
Fancy Creek Campground Fee
CommentPrimitive tent site - $13/first night, $10/additional night. Electric hookups - add $9/night. Vehicle permit required - $5/day or $25/calendar year.


Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
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Nearest CityRandolph, KS
AddressSecrest Road, Randolph, KS 66554
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Manhattan, KS
1) Take US-24 (Tuttle Creek Blvd.) north about 24 miles (US-24 turns into US-77)
2) Turn right on CR-893, continue .3 miles
3) Turn right on Secrest Road, continue about 2 miles to the park.


Contact InfoU.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Tuttle Creek Project Office
5020 Tuttle Creek Blvd
Manhattan, KS 66502
(785) 539-8511


Tuttle Creek Trail Photo

Tuttle Creek ORV Area Trail

This 4x4 area has a lot of natural and man made obstacles to crawl over that range from large logs, concrete pipes, rugged rock ledges and old building foundations.

Tuttle Creek Trail Photo

Large group of trucks and campers parked in main staging area.

The main staging area has plenty of room for parking, vault toilets and a loading ramp. There is no shade or water so bring your own supplies.

Tuttle Creek Trail Photo

Ford truck 4x4 crawling over large log.

Tuttle Creek has some large logs and boulders that can be crawled over by a 4x4 truck.

Tuttle Creek Trail Photo

Tuttle Creek ORV Area Trail

4x4 and Jeep enthusiasts will find seasonal mud pits, steep and chunky hill climbs, woods trails with various obstacles and some open play areas.

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