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Bear Creek Amphitheatre

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Other Names

Bear Creek Resort Ranch KOA, Bear Run, Bear Creek

Last Known StatusOpen

This offroad park has about 26 miles of woods trails, a motocross track, several creek crossings and a 250 foot hillclimb. The trails range from wide, smooth and fast to narrow and twisty with ruts, rocks and scattered mud pits. Overall this park offers a variety of terrain and trails for all skill levels.

The property has a large flat dirt lot for parking and some vault toilets, but no water so come prepared. The park is open year-round during weekends from 8am to dusk and during weekdays for three or more riders (reservations required). There is a pay station at the offroad park that accepts cash but for those who want to pay by credit card can do so at the KOA Campground.

The park is open for riding during daylight hours but camping can be found about a mile west at the Bear Creek Ranch KOA, which features RV sites plus cabin rentals. There is no direct trail access from the campground so machines must be hauled to and from the staging area.

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Permit RequiredNo
Dates OpenOctober 1 through April 30: Weekends 8am-5pm; May 1 through September 30: Friday through Sunday and Holidays 8am-7pm
Spark ArrestorNoA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is not required but is always recommended.
Noise LimitNo
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 SUVs & Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
2 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
MX Helmet RequiredYeshelmets must be DOT approved
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingProhibitedKOA Campground nearby
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresProhibitedKOA Campground nearby
Night RidingNoriding hours 8am-dusk
Rule Enforcement


Approx Size180 acres
Miles Of Trail26
Climate TypeForest
Elevation950 to 1100 ft.
Trail MaintenanceNot Marked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has some hard pack terrain.Some
SandThis trail has little sandy areas.Little
MudThe trail has some mud after it rains.Some
DustThe trail has some dust on typical days.Some
RocksThis trail has little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has many trees.Many
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe trail has some water crossings.Some
Small JumpsThis trail has few small jumps.Few
Large JumpsThis trail has few large jumps.Few
BermsThe trail has some berms.Some
Sand/Gravel PitsThis private land has few sand or gravel pits.Few
Single TrackThis private land has few single track trails.Few
RoadsThis private land has few roads.Few
ShadeThis private land has many shaded areas.Many
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
LandPrivately Owned / Commercial
MX TRACK  Motocross Track
Max Engine SizeNo Maximum
Min Engine SizeNo Minimum


Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (E)Shell (330) 866-5115
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (E)Shell (330) 866-5115
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (W)Bear Creek Resort Ranch KOA (330) 484-3901
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (W)Bear Creek Resort Ranch KOA (330) 484-3901
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (W)Bear Creek Resort Ranch KOA (330) 484-3901
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (W)Bear Creek Resort Ranch KOA (330) 484-3901
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (E)Mc Dades Market (330) 866-4151


EntryYes ($5.00 per vehicle)
spectator fee - $5/person
RidingYes ($25.00 per rider)
Kids 8-10 $10/rider
Tent: $0.00
RV: $0.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
camping permitted at KOA  - call for rates and availability
Commentmotocross track - additional $5/person


Our RatingRatingVery Good
Recommended StayFull Day
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Nearest CityEast Sparta, OH
AddressDowning St SW, East Sparta, OH 44626
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Canton, OH
1) Take I-77 South to Exit 99
2) Turn left (east) off the exit ramp onto Fohl Street, continue 1 mile
3) Turn right (south) onto Dueber Ave, continue 4.5 miles
4) Turn left (east) onto Downing Street, continue .6 miles
5) Park entrance is on the right (south).*

*Note: ATV trails are located about 1 mile east past the KOA Campground.


Contact InfoBear Creek Ranch KOA
3232 Downing Street
East Sparta, OH 44626
(330) 484-3901
(800) 562-3903


Bear Creek Trail Photo

Bear Creek Amphitheatre Trail

The park is family friendly and has flat open practice areas for beginners. Photo Submitted 7/4/2017 (Thanks!)

Bear Creek Trail Photo

Man sitting on top of parked Polaris 700 Sportsman ATV with mud tires and rear storage box.

ATVs are very popular here. Photo Submitted 2/25/2018 (Thanks!)

Bear Creek Trail Photo

Man sitting on top of parked Polaris 700 Sportsman ATV with snow tires and rear cargo box.

This park is one of the few places in the state that remain open year-round. Photo Submitted 2/25/2018 (Thanks!)

Bear Creek Trail Photo

Man wearing cold weather coveralls and motorcycle helmet standing next to two Polaris Sportsman ATVs in the snow.

The trails are open year-round, even during the cold winter months. Photo Submitted 2/25/2018 (Thanks!)

Bear Creek Trail Photo

Group photo of four men kneeling in front of mud covered ATVs on flat bed trailer.

The main staging area has plenty of room for trailers and trucks but is day use only. Photo Submitted 8/27/2014 (Thanks!)

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