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Syracuse Sand Dunes

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Other Names

Arkansas River

Last Known StatusOpen

This large offroad area has about 1,300 acres of rolling sand dunes and miles of ATV trails to explore. The park has a spacious dirt lot staging area with a few Elm trees.

The park offers 14 RV hookup sites and plenty of room for primitive camping which is located adjacent to a 40 acre stocked fishing pond (a fishing license is required which can be purchased at nearby vendors).

Recent upgrades include a large storage and office facility with restrooms and showers. Campsite reservations are not required but are advised during holiday weekends, which can be done online.

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Permit RequiredNo
Dates OpenDaily Year-Round
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedUnknown
Spark ArrestorNoA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is not required but is always recommended.
Noise LimitNo
Whip FlagsYes (120 inches)Whip Flags Required For Safety
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
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingYesheadlights and taillights required
Rule EnforcementSomeDedicated Rangers/Officers
Armed Officers


AreaMotorized Trails, Off-Road Dunes
LandCity Land


RidingYes ($10.00 per OHV)
Tent: $15.00
RV: $35.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
CommentPermit required for each unregistered vehicle - $10/each


Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
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Nearest CitySyracuse, KS
AddressRiver Road, Syracuse, KS 67878
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Syracuse, KS
1) Take SR-27/Main Street south about 1 mile
2) Turn right (west) onto River Road, continue .5 miles
3) Campground is on the right (north).


Contact InfoSyracuse Sand Dunes
Hwy 27
Syracuse, KS 67857
(620) 384-2480


Syracuse Dunes OHV Area Photo

Syracuse Sand Dunes OHV Area

Photo Submitted 9/26/2012 (Thanks!)

Syracuse Dunes OHV Area Photo

Syracuse Sand Dunes OHV Area

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Syracuse Dunes OHV Area Photo

Syracuse Sand Dunes OHV Area

Photo Submitted 9/27/2018 (Thanks!)


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Approx Size1,300 acres (2 sq mi)
Climate TypeDesert
Elevation3200 to 3300 ft.
Trail MaintenanceUnknown
Loose DirtThis OHV area has no loose dirt.None
Hard PackThe OHV area has no hard pack terrain.None
SandThis OHV area has almost all sandy areas.Allpaddle or sand tire recommended for best experience
MudThe OHV area has no mud after it rains.None
DustThe OHV area has no dust on typical days.None
RocksThis OHV area has no rocks.None
TreesThe OHV area has few trees.Few
Steep HillsThis OHV area has some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe OHV area has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis OHV area has some small jumps.Some
Large JumpsThis OHV area has many large jumps.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


Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (N)Valero (620) 384-5753
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (N)Valero (620) 384-5753
Potable Water WaterOn SiteSyracuse Sand Park (620) 384-2480
RV Hookups RV HookupOn SiteSyracuse Sand Park (620) 384-2480
RV Dump Station RV DisposalSyracuse, KS
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn SiteSyracuse Sand Park (620) 384-2480
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (N)Valero (620) 384-5753
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