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Appleton Area Recreation OHV Park

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Other Names

Swift County OHV Park, Appleton OHV Park

Last Known StatusOpen

Once the location of a former gravel mine, this offroad park is open daily year-round and has about 20 miles of marked trails, a motocross track, sand dunes and some play areas. All vehicle types are welcomed and there is terrain and obstacles for all skill levels.

The property was expanded in 2007 from 100 acres to 330 acres. There are several picnic areas with shade gazebos that are scattered throughout the park. The park is only open for day use but camping can be found just a few minutes away at Appleton Municipal Campground.

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REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesMN OHV Permit
Dates Opendaily dawn-dusk
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedUnknown
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)OHMs not to exceed distance of 20 inches, ATVs 99dB at 20 inches
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)
Permitted
2 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
MX Helmet RequiredYouth Onlyrequired for operators under 18 by state law
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingProhibited
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresProhibited
Night RidingNoriding hours sunrise to sunset
Trail BlazingProhibitedkeep vehicle on trail
AlcoholProhibited
Rule Enforcement
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TERRAIN

Approx Size330 acres (1 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail20
Climate TypeUrban/man-made
Elevation1100 to 1150 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Rated, Heavily Maintained
Loose DirtThis OHV area has some loose dirt.Some
Hard PackThe OHV area has some hard pack terrain.Some
SandThis OHV area has little sandy areas.Little
MudThe OHV area has some mud after it rains.Some
DustThe OHV area has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis OHV area has some rocks.Some
TreesThe OHV area has many trees.Many
Steep HillsThis OHV area has some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe OHV area has few water crossings.Few
Small JumpsThis OHV area has some small jumps.Some
Large JumpsThis OHV area has few large jumps.Few
BermsThe OHV area has some berms.Some
Sand/Gravel PitsThis state recreation area has few sand or gravel pits.Few
Single TrackThis state recreation area has few single track trails.Few
RoadsThis state recreation area has some roads.Some
ShadeThis state recreation area has many shaded areas.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

TYPE OF AREA

AreaMotorized Trails, MX Track, Off-Road Dunes
LandState Recreation, County Land
MX TRACK  Motocross Track
FeaturesPublic
Max Engine SizeNo Maximum
Min Engine SizeNo Minimum
MX TRACK  Motocross Track
FeaturesPublic
Max Engine SizeNo Maximum
Min Engine SizeNo Minimum

KEY SERVICES

Gasoline GasolineAppleton, MN
Diesel DieselAppleton, MN
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (SW)Shooter's Estates Camping (320) 289-1100
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (SW)Shooter's Estates Camping (320) 289-1100
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (SW)Shooter's Estates Camping (320) 289-1100
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (SW)Appleton Municipal Campground (320) 289-1363
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (SW)Don's Food Pride (320) 289-1731

FEES & PASSES

Parking(None)
Entry(None)
Riding(None)
CampingYes
Tent: $15.00
RV: $25.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
Appleton Municipal Campground Fee

RATINGS

Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityAppleton, MN
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From: St. Cloud, MN
1) Take I-94 north to exit 127, about 40 miles
2) Turn left (south) off the exit ramp, continue .4 miles
3) Turn right (west) on SR-28, continue 31.9 miles
4) Turn left (south) on SR-29, continue 22 miles
5) Turn right on 14th Street, continue .5 miles
6) Turn right on Minnesota Avenue (SR-12), continue 15.5 miles
7) Turn left on US-59, continue about 7 miles. Park entrance is on the right.

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoMichael Johnson (Swift County Trail Administrator)
Appleton Area Recreational OHV Park
(320) 843-5341
info.dnr@state.mn.us
www.dnr.state.mn.us
Contact InfoMinnesota DNR License Bureau
500 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155
(888) 665-4236
aohfmnwebmaster@activenetwork.com
www.dnr.state.mn.us
CommentOHV Permit Info

RIDER COMMENTS & REVIEWS

Appleton OHV Area Photo

Appleton Area Recreation OHV Park OHV Area

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Appleton OHV Area Photo

OHV traversing the water at Appleton Area Recreation OHV Park OHV Area

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Appleton OHV Area Photo

OHV at Appleton Area Recreation OHV Park OHV Area

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Appleton OHV Area Photo

OHV at Appleton Area Recreation OHV Park OHV Area

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Appleton OHV Area Photo

RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at Appleton Area Recreation OHV Park OHV Area

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Appleton OHV Area Photo

OHV at Appleton Area Recreation OHV Park OHV Area

Photo Submitted 9/18/2012 (Thanks!)

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