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Maumee State Forest

Thursday, March 01, 2018

Alt Names

Oak Openings

Last Known StatusOpen

This state park has about seven miles of designated ATV trails that form a long and twisty loop. The terrain is mostly flat with slight elevation changes, making it a good choice to bring a novice rider.

The staging area provides direct access to the eastern section but you will need to cross the road to access the western trails. The staging area is paved and amenities include restrooms, a picnic table, trash receptacles and informational kiosk.

As of this writing there is no fee charged to park or ride but all machines must have a current Ohio APV Tag. The staging area and trails are only open during daylight hours but camping facilities are just a couple miles away.

The trails are open year-round to motorized use. During the winter months snowmobiles are permitted if there is enough snow coverage.

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Nearest CitySwanton, OH
AddressTownship Road 2, Swanton, OH 43558
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From: Toledo, OH
1) Take SR-2 west to SR-64 south, about 18 miles
2) Turn left (south) on SR-64, continue 3.5 miles
3) Turn right on CR-131/Sherman White Road, continue 1.5 miles
4) Turn left on Township Road 2, continue towards the staging area.


LandState Forest


Our RatingRatingGood    
Recommended StayFull Day
Comments(Scroll Down For Visitor Reviews & Comments)


Approx Size3,100 acres (5 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail7
Climate TypeForest
Elevation650 to 680 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintainedtrails are one-way
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has some hard pack terrain.Some
SandThis trail has mostly sandy areas.Mostly
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 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 state forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis state forest has no single track trails.None
RoadsThis state forest has few roads.Few
ShadeThis state 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 little intermediate level terrain.Little
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has no expert terrain.None


Permit RequiredYesOhio APV Tag
Dates OpenDaily sunrise to sunset.
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (62 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 62 inches)
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
HorsebackSome Areaspermitted on designated bridle trails
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingProhibited
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresProhibited
Night RidingNoopen half hour before sunrise until one half hour after sunset
Cross CountryProhibitedstay 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.
CommentGo-karts are permitted if they have a current Ohio APV Tag.




First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (E)St. Luke's Hospital (419) 893-5920
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (NE)BP Gas Station (419) 826-3392
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (NE)BP Gas Station (419) 826-3392
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (E)Hidden Lake Campground (419) 875-5476
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (E)Hidden Lake Campground (419) 875-5476
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (E)Hidden Lake Campground (419) 875-5476
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (E)Hidden Lake Campground (419) 875-5476
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (NE)BP Gas Station (419) 826-3392
Swimming Swim Area30+ Miles (NE)Maumee Bay State Park Beach (419) 836-7758
Body of Water Water Body1-5 Miles (NE)Swan Creek
Boating Launch Boat Ramp5-20 Miles (S)Mary Jane Thurston State Park Boat Ramp (419) 832-7662


Contact InfoMaumee State Forest
3390 County Road D
Swanton, OH 43558-9731
(419) 822-3052
Contact InfoOhio Bureau of Motor Vehicles
1970 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43223
(614) 752-7800
CommentATV and Motorcycle Registration Info


Maumee State Forest Trail Photo

Maumee State Forest Trail

Photo Submitted 4/30/2012 (Great shot... Thanks!)

Maumee State Forest Trail Photo

OHV at Maumee State Forest Trail

Photo Submitted 3/22/2012 (Thanks!)

Maumee State Forest Trail Photo

Maumee State Forest Trail

Photo Submitted 10/21/2013 (Thanks!)

Maumee State Forest Trail Photo

OHV jumping at Maumee State Forest Trail

Photo Submitted 10/5/2012 (Thanks!)

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