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Syracuse Sand Dunes

Monday, May 13, 2019

Alt Names

Arkansas River

Last Known StatusOpen

This large area has about 1300 acres of sand dunes and miles of ATV trails to explore. The park has a large dirt lot staging area with a few Elm trees. Primitive and RV hookup sites are also available which are located adjacent to a 40 acre fishing pond. Recent upgrades include a large storage and office facility with restrooms and showers.

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Nearest CitySyracuse, KS
AddressHwy 27, Syracuse, KS 67857
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From: Syracuse, KS
1) Take SR-27/Main Street south about 1 mile
2) Park entrance is on the right (west).


AreaTrail, Dunes
LandCity Land


Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
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Permit RequiredNo
Dates OpenDaily Year-Round
Reciprocity OfferedUnknown
Spark ArrestorNoA spark arresting silencer or end cap is not required but is always recommended.
Noise LimitNo
Whip FlagsYes (120 inches)Safety Flags Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthNo Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
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)Permitted
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
BicyclesNo RestrictionNot Recommended
HikingNo RestrictionNot Recommended
HorsebackNo RestrictionNot Recommended
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
Emergency / Law EnforcementSomeDedicated Rangers/Officers
Armed Officers
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that you have medical insurance and carry motorcycle insurance or ATV insurance before taking your vehicle to any of the locations depicted here.


RidingYes ($5.00 per rider)
Tent: $5.00
RV: $15.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00


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


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Syracuse Sand Dunes OHV Area

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Syracuse Sand Dunes OHV Area

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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


First Aid First Aid1-5 Miles (NE)Hamilton County Hospital (620) 384-7461
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
Swimming Swim AreaSyracuse, KS
Body of Water Water BodyOn Site
Boating Launch Boat RampSyracuse, KS
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