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Appalachia Bay ORV Area

Saturday, February 10, 2024

Other Names

Motorcycle Island, Motorcycle Peninsula, Keystone Lake

Last Known StatusOpen

Known to many as "Motorcycle Island", this area is actually a peninsula with a small strip of land that connects to the island which can overflow if the water level goes over 75’, creating an actual island that is separated from the mainland.

The area is very popular due to the wide variety of terrain that ranges from open beaches, brier bushes, occasional mud pits and miles of twisty sandy trails that wind through the woods. Expect crowds during regular and three day holiday weekends.

Overnight parking is not permitted at the staging areas or on the island but there are two designated campgrounds that provide direct trail access. Each campsite comes with a picnic table and fire ring but no electric or water, so come prepared.

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Permit RequiredNo
Dates OpenYear-Round
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedUnknown
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise Limit
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (52 inches)has entrance gate or posts
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted(maximum width 52 inches)
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSPermitted(maximum width 52 inches)
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 RequiredYouth Onlyrequired for persons under 18 by state law
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingUnknown
Trail BlazingProhibitedstay on trail
Rule Enforcement
CommentOnly ATV units manufactured at plant that are designed to carry two riders may carry two riders.


Approx Size600 acres (1 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail10
Climate TypeForest
Elevation700 to 750 ft.
Trail MaintenanceUnknown
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 little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has some trees.Some
Steep HillsThis trail has no steep hills.None
Water CrossingsThe trail has some water crossings.Some
Small JumpsThis trail has some small jumps.Some
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has some berms.Some
Sand/Gravel PitsThis USACE land has few sand or gravel pits.Few
Single TrackThis USACE land has few single track trails.Few
RoadsThis USACE land has no roads.None
ShadeThis USACE land has some shaded areas.Some
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
LandArmy Corps of Engineers


Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (N)Tank-N-Tummy (918) 243-5999
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (N)Tank-N-Tummy (918) 243-5999
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (SE)Keystone State Park Campground (918) 865-4991 or (800) 654-8240
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (SE)Keystone State Park Campground (918) 865-4991 or (800) 654-8240
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (SE)Keystone State Park Campground (918) 865-4991 or (800) 654-8240
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (N)Tank-N-Tummy (918) 243-5999


RidingYes ($5.00 per OHV)
Cost is $5/OHV/day.  Annual Pass available for $30.
Tent: $8.00
RV: $8.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
CommentHonor box is no longer available - park now has a staffed booth.


Our RatingRatingVery Good
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
Comments(Scroll Down For Rider Reviews & Comments)


Nearest CityCleveland, OK
AddressW Appalachia Bay Road, Cleveland, OK 74020
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Tulsa, OK
1) Take US-412 west about 20 miles
2) Once over the Keystone Lake take the first exit (Bears Glen) after crossing the bridge
3) Turn right off the exit ramp, then turn right (you will see a sign for Appalachia Bay) onto Peninsula Drive to go across the overpass
4) Turn right (north) at the T-intersection to stay on Peninsula Drive, continue .4 miles
5) Turn left (west) onto Appalachia Bay Road, continue about 1 mile toward the lake.
6) Look for a gated entrance, proceed thorough and immediately turn left onto a dirt road.
7) Follow dirt road to gravel staging area.


Contact InfoU.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Keystone Lake
23115 W. Wekiwa Road
Sand Springs, OK 74063-9312
(918) 865-2621
(918) 243-7822


Appalachia Bay Trail Photo

Appalachia Bay ORV Area Trail

A view of Keystone Lake from the peninsula.

Appalachia Bay Trail Photo

ATV doing a power slide in the sand.

ATVs will have a blast doing power slides in the sand.

Appalachia Bay Trail Photo

Honda ATV with a winch on the back bumper trying to pull out antother ATV stuck in the mud.

(Ha! Always pull the cooler out first. Thanks for sharing!)

Appalachia Bay Trail Photo

Two men standing next to a KTM and two Honda dirt bikes parked next to lake.

Photo Submitted 2/5/2013 (Thanks!)

Appalachia Bay Trail Photo

Honda ATV parked with helmet, goggles and gloves placed on the seat.

Photo Submitted 5/17/2014 (Thanks!)

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