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Douglas Hill OHV Area

Saturday, December 23, 2023

Other Names

Kootenai National Forest, Rexford Ranger District, Koocanusa Reservoir, Grob Lake, Sales Lake

Last Known StatusOpen

Located on the north eastern shores of the Koocanusa Reservoir, this area offers two separate sections that is open to all vehicle types. The 200 acre woods trail has three access points and about nine miles of trails that form a northern and southern loop.

The open play area is located below the high water mark and is roughly 3,600 acres but varies due to fluctuating lake levels.

Primitive camping is permitted throughout the OHV area and is free year-round.

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Permit RequiredYesMontana OHV Permit
Dates OpenYear-Round
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedNoA non-resident temporary registration sticker is required. (As of March 2020, Montana no longer honors stickers from any other states.)
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust 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 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 4x4 & Jeeps (registered)Permitted
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
2 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
MX Helmet RequiredYouth Onlyrequired for persons under 18 by state law
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Trail BlazingSome Areaspermitted below the high water mark
Rule Enforcement


AreaMotorized Trails
LandNational Forest




Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
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Nearest CityRexford, MT
AddressDouglas Hill Road, Rexford, MT 59930
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Whitefish, MT
1) Take US-93 North about 50 miles
2) Turn left (west) on SR-37, continue 2.2 miles
3) Veer right (west) onto Douglas Hill Road, continue 2.5 miles toward staging area.


Contact InfoKootenai National Forest - Rexford Ranger District
949 Hwy 93 North
Eureka, MT 59917
(406) 296-2536
Contact InfoMontana Fish, Wildlife And Parks
1420 East 6th Avenue
Helena, MT 59620-0701
(406) 444-2950
CommentMontana OHV Permit Info


Douglas Hill Trail Photo

Douglas Hill OHV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 11/11/2015 (Thanks!)

Douglas Hill Trail Photo

Douglas Hill OHV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 11/11/2015 (Thanks!)

Douglas Hill Trail Photo

Douglas Hill OHV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 8/11/2017 (Thanks!)


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Approx Size200 acres
Miles Of Trail9
Climate TypeForest
Elevation2500 to 2600 ft.
Trail MaintenanceUnknown
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has little hard pack terrain.Little
SandThis trail has mostly sandy areas.Mostly
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has many trees.Many
Steep HillsThis trail has few steep hills.Few
Water CrossingsThe trail has few water crossings.Few
Small JumpsThis trail has few small jumps.Few
Large JumpsThis trail has few large jumps.Few
BermsThe trail has many berms.Many
Single TrackThis national forest has no single track trails.None
RoadsThis national forest has few roads.Few
ShadeThis national forest has some shaded areas.Some
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has mostly beginner terrain.Mostly
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has some intermediate level terrain.Some
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little


Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (E)Exxon (406) 297-3127
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (E)Exxon (406) 297-3127
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (S)Rexford Bench  Campground (877) 444-6777
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (S)Mariners Haven Campground (406) 297-3252
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (S)Mariners Haven Campground (406) 297-3252
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (S)Douglas Hill Campground (406) 296-2536
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (E)Exxon (406) 297-3127
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