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Fresno OHV Area

Monday, May 13, 2019

Alt Names

Fresno Reservoir, Cottonwood Creek

Last Known StatusOpen

Located on the eastern shores of the Fresno Reservoir, this small area offers about 80 acres of trails, steep hill climbs and play pits. The trails range from tight, narrow single track to smooth and fast double track.

This area is remote and vegetation is sparse, mainly consisting of various sage and scrub brush. The property is only open for day use only but there is no fee charged for parking or riding. Camping can be found near the southern part of the Fresno Reservoir.

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Nearest CityHavre, MT
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From: Havre, MT
1) Take SR-232 north about 14
2) Turn left (west) on Road 90 N, continue 4.7 miles
3) Turn right (north) on Road 365 North, continue 1 mile
4) Turn left (west) on two-track road, continue .8 miles
5) Continue through gate and continue .8 miles (road will turn north)
6) Proceed through second gate, continue .8 miles toward staging area.




Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayHalf Day
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Permit RequiredYesMontana OHV Permit
Dates OpenYear-Round
Reciprocity OfferedUnknown
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot 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 4x4s / Jeeps (registered)PermittedNot Recommended
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets RequiredYouth Onlyrequired for persons under 18 by state law
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingProhibited
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingNoriding is permitted during daylight hours
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet recommends that all riders obtain motorcycle insurance or ATV / UTV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted.




Contact InfoBLM - Havre Field Office
3990 Highway 2 West
Havre, MT 59501
(406) 262-2820
Contact InfoMontana Fish, Wildlife And Parks
1420 East 6th Avenue
Helena, MT 59620-0701
(406) 444-2950
CommentMontana OHV Permit Info


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Fresno OHV Area Trail

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Approx Size82 acres
Miles Of Trail5
Climate TypeDesert
Elevation2600 to 2750 ft.
Trail MaintenanceUnknown
Loose DirtThis trail has some loose dirt.Some
Hard PackThe trail has some hard pack terrain.Some
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has some dust on typical days.Some
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has no trees.None
Steep HillsThis trail has many steep hills.Many
Water CrossingsThe trail has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis trail has few small jumps.Few
Large JumpsThis trail has some large jumps.Some
BermsThe trail has few berms.Few
Sand/Gravel PitsThis BLM land has few sand or gravel pits.Few
Single TrackThis BLM land has some single track trails.Some
RoadsThis BLM land has no roads.None
ShadeThis BLM land has no shaded areas.None
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


First Aid First Aid20-30 Miles (SE)Northern Montana Hospital (406) 265-2211
Gasoline Gasoline20-30 Miles (SE)Emporium Food & Fuel Store (406) 265-8861
Diesel Diesel20-30 Miles (SE)Emporium Food & Fuel Store (406) 265-8861
Potable Water Water20-30 Miles (SE)Havre RV Park (800) 278-8861
RV Hookups RV Hookup20-30 Miles (SE)Havre RV Park (800) 278-8861
RV Dump Station RV Disposal20-30 Miles (SE)Havre RV Park (800) 278-8861
Primitive Camping Campground5-20 Miles (S)Fresno Reservoir Campground (406) 759-5077
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles
Swimming Swim AreaHavre, MT
Body of Water Water BodyOn Site
Boating Launch Boat Ramp5-20 Miles (S)Fresno Reservoir Boat Ramp (406) 759-5077
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