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Lewis County ATV Trail System

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Alt Names

Tug Hill ATV Trails, Black River, Adirondacks

Last Known StatusClosed For Season

This area was created by a cooperative effort between the county and some private land owners and offers a total network of around 600 miles of multiple use trails including a separate 144 acre play area.

A trail permit is required and upon purchase and a trail map is provided for no additional fee. ATVs must be registered and carry proof of insurance. Future plans include adding additional trails and play areas.

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Nearest CityLowville, NY
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From: Lowville, NY
1)**Note: Driving directions to the staging area can be obtained upon purchasing trail permit.


LandPrivate, County Land


Our RatingRatingVery Good    
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
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Miles Of Trail600
Climate TypeForest
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Rated, Heavily Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has some loose dirt.Some
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has some mud after it rains.Some
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has no steep hills.None
Water CrossingsThe trail has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has few berms.Few
Sand/Gravel PitsThis county land has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis county land has no single track trails.None
RoadsThis county land has mostly roads.Mostly
ShadeThis county land has almost all shaded areas.All
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


Permit RequiredYesLewis County ATV Trail Permit
Dates OpenMay 1 - second Friday in October
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (70 inches)has entrance gate or posts
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(maximum width 70 inches)
UTVs under 1,000lbs are permitted on the trails
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets RequiredYes
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Cross CountryProhibitedstay on trail
Emergency / Law EnforcementSomeATV/Saddle Mounted Patrol
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.
CommentVehicles must have current registration and insurance to obtain trail permit.


RidingYes ($40.00 per OHV)
Non-members - $80/machine


First Aid First AidLowville, NYLewis County General Hospital  (315) 376-5001
Gasoline GasolineLowville, NYChevron (315) 376-2531
Diesel DieselLowville, NYChevron (315) 376-2531
Potable Water WaterLowville, NYHappy Hollow Campground (315) 376-4345
RV Hookups RV HookupLowville, NYHappy Hollow Campground (315) 376-4345
RV Dump Station RV DisposalLowville, NYHappy Hollow Campground (315) 376-4345
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (S)Whetstone Gulf State Park (315) 376-6630
Convenience Store Conv StoreLowville, NYStewart's Shop (315) 376-4542
Swimming Swim Area1-5 Miles (S)Whetstone Gulf State Park (315) 376-6630
Body of Water Water Body1-5 Miles (S)Whetstone Gulf State Park (315) 376-6630
Boating Launch Boat Ramp20-30 Miles (NE)The Stillwater Shop (315) 376-2110


Contact InfoLewis County Chamber of Commerce
7559 South State Street
Lowville, NY 13367
(315) 376-2213
Contact InfoTug Hill Adirondack ATV Association
P.O. Box 84
Copenhagen, NY 13626
(315) 286-6621


Lewis County Trail Photo

Lewis County ATV Trail System

Photo Submitted 4/15/2012 (Thanks!)

Lewis County Trail Photo

Lewis County ATV Trail System

Photo Submitted 2/24/2014 (Thanks!)

Lewis County Trail Photo

Lewis County ATV Trail System

Photo Submitted 10/18/2013 (Thanks!)

Lewis County Trail Photo

Lewis County ATV Trail System

Photo Submitted 2/24/2014 (Thanks!)


Lewis County Trail Photo

OHV at Lewis County ATV Trail System

Photo Submitted 8/7/2011 (Thanks!)

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