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Turtle Mountain State Recreation Area

Sunday, April 07, 2019

Alt Names

Turtle Mountains

Last Known StatusOpen

This area offers about 12 miles of designated ATV trails that wind through hilly terrain, open prairies and deep woods forest. The trails are open to ATVs, UTVs and dirt bikes but hikers are welcomed too. The staging area has space for trailers and a youth trail for beginners.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityBottineau, ND
AddressSjule Road, Bottineau, ND 58318
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From: Bottineau, ND
1) Take Town Line Road (north) for 4 miles
2) Turn left (west) onto 101st St NE, continue 1 mile
3) Turn right (north) onto 11th Ave NE, continue 1.2 miles
4) Veer right onto Sjule Road, continue .2 miles
5) Staging area is on the right (east).

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail
LandState Forest

RATINGS

Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
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REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesNorth Dakota Trail Access Permit
Dates OpenYear-Round
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise Limit
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
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 SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Prohibited
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Cross CountryProhibitedkeep vehicle on trail
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet recommends that all riders obtain motorcycle insurance or ATV / UTV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted.

FEES & PASSES

Parking(None)
Entry(None)
Riding(None)
Camping(None)

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoTurtle River State Recreation Area
(701) 795-3180
trsp@nd.gov
www.parkrec.nd.gov

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TERRAIN

Approx Size7,814 acres (12 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail12
Climate TypeForest
Elevation1850 to 2000 ft.
Trail MaintenanceUnknown
Single TrackThis state forest has no single track trails.None
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 no expert terrain.None

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First AidBottineau, ND
Gasoline GasolineBottineau, ND
Diesel DieselBottineau, ND
Potable Water WaterBottineau, ND
RV Hookups RV HookupBottineau, ND
RV Dump Station RV DisposalBottineau, ND
Primitive Camping CampgroundBottineau, ND
Convenience Store Conv StoreBottineau, ND
Swimming Swim AreaBottineau, ND
Body of Water Water BodyBottineau, ND
Boating Launch Boat RampBottineau, ND
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