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Cooper Creek ATV Area

Friday, February 9, 2024

Other Names

Deepwater, Cooper Creek ORV, Deep Water, Harry S Truman Reservoir

Last Known StatusOpen

Overlooking the western shores of the Harry S. Truman Reservoir, this area has about 400 acres of trails, rolling hills and scattered mud pits to enjoy. The trails wind through a scenic mixed hardwood forest and offers some nice views of the reservoir.

The area is open daily, year-round. During wet weather conditions the trails can get very muddy (even after a little rain) and can take anywhere from a few days or longer to dry out. For current conditions check with the Army Corps of Engineers before heading out.

There is no fee charged to ride but the trails are only open during daylight hours. Overnight parking is not permitted but camping can be found just a few miles north at Sparrowfoot Campground, which has electric hookups, restrooms with hot showers, laundry facilities and a boat ramp.

Please note that the trails are only open to dirt bikes and ATVs that are 50 inches or less in width. UTVs, trucks and Jeeps are not permitted.

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Permit RequiredNo
Dates Opendaily dawn to dusk
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 WidthYes (50 inches)has entrance gate or posts
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSProhibited
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs & Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
2 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
MX Helmet RequiredYes
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingProhibited
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresProhibited
Night RidingNo
Rule Enforcement


Approx Size400 acres (1 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail10
Climate TypeForest
Elevation740 to 770 ft.
Trail MaintenanceUnknown
Loose DirtThis trail has some loose dirt.Some
Hard PackThe trail has little hard pack terrain.Little
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 little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has some trees.Some
Steep HillsThis trail has no steep hills.None
Water CrossingsThe trail has some water crossings.Some
Small JumpsThis trail has some small jumps.Some
Large JumpsThis trail has few large jumps.Few
BermsThe trail has some berms.Some
Sand/Gravel PitsThis USACE land has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis USACE land has some single track trails.Some
RoadsThis USACE land has no roads.None
ShadeThis USACE land has some shaded areas.Some
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little


AreaMotorized Trails
LandArmy Corps of Engineers


Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (W)Snyder Corner (417) 644-7307
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (W)Snyder Corner (417) 644-7307
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (N)Cozy Corner RV Park (660) 885-8824
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (N)Cozy Corner RV Park (660) 885-8824
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (N)Cozy Corner RV Park (660) 885-8824
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (N)Sparrowfoot Campground (877) 444-6777
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (N)Cozy Corner RV Park (660) 885-8824




Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
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Nearest CityDeepwater, MO
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Kansas City, MO
1) Take US-50 East 40 miles
2) Turn right (south) on SR-13, continue 27.8 miles
3) Turn left to stay on SR-13, continue 9.5 miles
4) Turn left (east) on Henry County Road SE700., continue .5 miles
5) Staging area is on the right (south).


Contact InfoU.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Harry S. Truman Project Office
15968 Truman Road
Warsaw, MO 65355
(660) 438-7317


Cooper Creek Trail Photo

Cooper Creek ATV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 9/5/2011 (Thanks!)

Cooper Creek Trail Photo

Rear view of ATV parked on top of small hill surrounded by various trees.

Photo Submitted 9/5/2011 (Thanks!)

Cooper Creek Trail Photo

Scenic view of lake taken from seat of dirt bike.

Photo Submitted 9/5/2011 (Thanks!)

Cooper Creek Trail Photo

Man on ATV going through deep mud puddle.

Photo Submitted 11/14/2011 (Thanks!)

Cooper Creek Trail Photo

Young man wearing helmet and riding gloves sitting on ATV that is stuck in the mud.

Photo Submitted 11/14/2011 (Thanks!)

Cooper Creek Trail Photo

Young man pointing finger at friend who rolled ATV.

Photo Submitted 11/14/2011 (Thanks!)

Cooper Creek Trail Photo

Young man popping a wheelie on ATV.

Photo Submitted 11/14/2011 (Thanks!)

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