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Venango Park ATV Trail

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Other Names

Kanopolis Lake, Kanopolis Track

Last Known StatusOpen

Located on the north side of Kanopolis Lake Dam, this small area has a few miles of trails and some small hills on roughly 5 acres. The staging area has plenty of room for parking, a picnic table, garbage can and a vault toilet.

Overall this is a good place to bring the bikes if camping nearby or to bring a beginner but seasoned riders may get bored quickly. Overnight parking is not permitted at the staging area but Venango Campground is a short distance away. As of this writing there is no direct motorized access from the campgrounds to the ATV trails, so unless street legal machines must be hauled to and from the staging area.

The lake is very popular and camping reservations are highly recommended during the summer months.

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REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredNo
Dates OpenDaily 8am-sunset
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedUnknown
Spark ArrestorNoA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is not required but is always recommended.
Noise LimitNo
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (60 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 60 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
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingProhibitedpermitted at Venango Campground
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresProhibitedpermitted at Venango Campground
Night RidingNoriding hours 8am-sunset
AlcoholProhibited
Rule Enforcement
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TERRAIN

Approx Size5 acres
Miles Of Trail3
Climate TypeForest
Elevation1490 to 1520 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has mostly loose dirt.Mostly
Hard PackThe trail has some hard pack terrain.Some
SandThis trail has mostly sandy areas.Mostly
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 some trees.Some
Steep HillsThis trail has few steep hills.Few
Water CrossingsThe trail has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis trail has few small jumps.Few
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
Sand/Gravel PitsThis USACE land has few sand or gravel pits.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
LandArmy Corps of Engineers

KEY SERVICES

Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (S)Smoky Hill Trading Post (785) 546-2665
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (S)Smoky Hill Trading Post (785) 546-2665
Potable Water WaterOn Site
RV Hookups RV HookupOn SiteVenango Campground (785) 546-2294
RV Dump Station RV DisposalOn SiteVenango Campground (785) 546-2294
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn SiteVenango Campground (785) 546-2294
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (S)Smoky Hill Trading Post (785) 546-2665

FEES & PASSES

Parking(None)
Entry(None)
Riding(None)
CampingYes
Tent: $12.00
RV: $18.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
Venango Campground Fees May 1 - September 30

RATINGS

Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayHalf Day
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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityKanopolis, KS
AddressBeach Road, Marquette, KS 67464
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From: Topeka, KS
1) Take I-70 west about 120 miles to exit 238
2) Turn left (south) off the exit ramp onto Brookville Road, continue 7.1 miles
3) Turn right (west) onto SR-140, continue 5.7 miles
4) Turn left (south) on SR-141, continue 8.3 miles
5) Turn right (west) on Venango Road, continue .2 miles
6) Turn left (south-east) on Beach Road, continue .1 miles
7) Park entrance is on the left (east).

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoUS Army Corps of Engineers - Kanopolis Lake Project Office
105 Riverside Drive
Marquette, KS 67464
(785) 546-2294
kanopolis@usace.army.mil
Contact InfoKanopolis State Park
200 Horsethief Road
Marquette, KS 67464
(785) 546-2565
(316) 683-8069
ksoutdoors.com

RIDER COMMENTS & REVIEWS

Venango Park Trail Photo

Venango Park ATV Trail

Photo Submitted 8/4/2012 (Thanks!)

Venango Park Trail Photo

Some terrain at Venango Park ATV Trail

Photo Submitted 8/4/2012 (Thanks!)

Venango Park Trail Photo

A trail at Venango Park ATV Trail

Photo Submitted 8/4/2012 (Thanks!)

Venango Park Trail Photo

Example of terrain at Venango Park ATV Trail

Photo Submitted 8/4/2012 (Thanks!)

Venango Park Trail Photo

Some terrain at Venango Park ATV Trail

Photo Submitted 8/4/2012 (Thanks!)

Venango Park Trail Photo

Terrain example at Venango Park ATV Trail

Photo Submitted 8/4/2012 (Thanks!)

Venango Park Trail Photo

A trail at Venango Park ATV Trail

Photo Submitted 8/4/2012 (Thanks!)

Venango Park Trail Photo

Scenic view at Venango Park ATV Trail

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