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Hoover Ponds County Park OHV Area

Monday, March 29, 2021

Other Names

Jackson County Sports Park, White City Sports Ponds, White City Ponds, Hoover Ponds, Agate Desert Area, Camp White

Last Known StatusOpen

Open to all vehicle types, this county park offers several play pits, a few miles of wide and hard packed ATV trails, a couple small gravel hills and a designated 4x4 rock crawling area with strategically placed logs, boulders, concrete blocks and culverts.

The trails are usually hard packed and dusty but can get very muddy during wet weather (after a good rain expect deep mud pits and play areas to be filled with water). At roughly 50 acres, the park is on the small side but there is no fee charged for parking or riding, plus the trails are open daily, year-round.

There are no services except for a vault toilet so bring shade and water.

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REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesOregon ATV Permit stickers required
Dates OpenOpen daily dawn to dusk.
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedYesAn operating permit issued for another state will be honored, but only if the issuing state also honors Oregon operating permits. (AZ, CA, ID, IN, MO, NV, PA, SC, UT, VT, WA)
Spark ArrestorNoA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is not required but is always recommended.
Noise LimitYes (99 dB)Oregon ATV noise limits apply (all vehicles limit 99 dB)
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 4x4 & Jeeps (registered)Permitted
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
PermittedOregon ATV Permit stickers required
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 CampingProhibited
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresProhibited
Night RidingNoriding permitted from dawn to dusk
Trail BlazingPermitted
AlcoholProhibited
Rule EnforcementNone
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TERRAIN

Approx Size50 acres
Miles Of Trail5
Climate TypeUrban/man-made
Elevation1350 to 1375 ft.
Trail MaintenanceNot Marked, Not Rated, Not Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
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 mostly dust on typical days.Mostly
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has few trees.Few
Steep HillsThis trail has no steep hills.None
Water CrossingsThe trail has some water crossings.Some
Small JumpsThis trail has few small jumps.Few
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has no berms.None
Sand/Gravel PitsThis county land has some sand or gravel pits.Some
Single TrackThis county land has no single track trails.None
RoadsThis county land has few roads.Few
IntersectionsThis trail has some intersections.Some
Rider TrafficThe county land has few rider traffic on typical days.Few
ShadeThis county land has no shaded areas.None
Ranges/GunfireThis county land has no shooting ranges or gunfire.None
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards not marked)
occasional trash
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has mostly beginner terrain.Mostly
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has some intermediate level terrain.Some
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little

TYPE OF AREA

AreaMotorized Trails, Gravel Pit
LandCounty Land

KEY SERVICES

Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (NW)Lil' Pantry (541) 826-4291
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (NW)Lil' Pantry (541) 826-4291
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (W)Lakewood RV Park (541) 830-1957
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (W)Lakewood RV Park (541) 830-1957
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (W)Lakewood RV Park (541) 830-1957
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (W)Lakewood RV Park (541) 830-1957
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (NW)Lil' Pantry (541) 826-4291

FEES & PASSES

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

RATINGS

Prosfree, open to all vehicle types
Consno camping, little shade
Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayHalf Day
Comments(Scroll Down For Rider Reviews & Comments)

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityWhite City, OR
AddressLakeview Drive, White City, OR 97503
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Street Map
Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Medford, OR
1) Take I-5 to exit 30
2) Turn north onto SR-62, continue 5.5 miles
3) Turn right (east) onto SR-140, continue about 1 mile
4) Turn right (south) on Lake Shore Drive, continue .4 miles
5) Park entrance is on the left (east). Park here or follow powerlines
for about .25 miles for additional parking.

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoJackson County Sports Park
6900 Kershaw Road
Eagle Point, OR 97524
(541) 774-8183
parksinfo@jacksoncounty.org

RIDER COMMENTS & REVIEWS

Hoover Ponds County Park Trail Photo

Hoover Ponds County Park OHV Area Trail

One area of the park includes a number of play pits with some scattered 4x4 rock crawling obstacles.

Hoover Ponds County Park Trail Photo

Hoover Ponds County Park OHV Area Trail

The area mainly consist of flat and wide open spaces and can get muddy after it rains. Photo Submitted 2/15/2016 (Thanks!)

Hoover Ponds County Park Trail Photo

Hoover Ponds County Park OHV Area Trail

There is a vault toilet building near the center of the park and various trash cans.

Hoover Ponds County Park Trail Photo

Hoover Ponds County Park OHV Area Trail

When not muddy, the park is mostly dry and dusty hard pack. This is a good place for newbies learning to ride.

Hoover Ponds County Park Trail Photo

Hoover Ponds County Park OHV Area Trail

This is one of the trails that can be used to form a loop around the park. There is no challenging terrain except for the 4x4 crawl area.

Hoover Ponds County Park Trail Photo

Hoover Ponds County Park OHV Area Trail

One of the shallow pit areas. This is a good place for locals looking for a quick day ride.

Hoover Ponds County Park Trail Photo

Hoover Ponds County Park OHV Area Trail

This is the designated 4x4 rock crawling area located near the southern section of the park. The course has strategically placed concrete blocks, logs and boulders to crawl over.

Hoover Ponds County Park Trail Photo

Hoover Ponds County Park OHV Area Trail

Rock crawlers and motorcycle trials riders have a place to test their balance and navigation skills at the 4x4 obstacle course.

Hoover Ponds County Park Trail Photo

Hoover Ponds County Park OHV Area Trail

Another view of the 4x4 obstacle course.

Hoover Ponds County Park Trail Photo

Hoover Ponds County Park OHV Area Trail

This is one of the several fishing ponds that is stocked with green sunfish, largemouth bass, yellow perch and bluegill. Permission and a small fee is required to fish here which can be obtained by contacting the county prior to arrival.

Hoover Ponds County Park Trail Photo

Hoover Ponds County Park OHV Area Trail

Another view of the 4x4 obstacle course.

Hoover Ponds County Park Trail Photo

Hoover Ponds County Park OHV Area Trail

Nothing too exciting here but it's a free place to ride. Just bring shade and water.

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Hoover Ponds County Park Trail Photo

Hoover Ponds County Park OHV Area Trail

Finding a place to park is no problem. Lots of space but no shade, so come prepared.

Hoover Ponds County Park Trail Photo

Hoover Ponds County Park OHV Area Trail

The trails can be described as mostly easy.

Hoover Ponds County Park Trail Photo

Hoover Ponds County Park OHV Area Trail

The area is a bit more fun after a light rain. Photo Submitted 3/30/2013 (Thanks!)

Hoover Ponds County Park Trail Photo

Hoover Ponds County Park OHV Area Trail

This is a good example of the type of terrain you will encounter here.

Hoover Ponds County Park Trail Photo

Hoover Ponds County Park OHV Area Trail

Another view of the terrain and trails. Nothing hard but a good place to practice riding skills or breaking in a top end.

Hoover Ponds County Park Trail Photo

Hoover Ponds County Park OHV Area Trail

This area is mostly flat with very little elevation changes. The best time to visit is after a light rain.

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Hoover Ponds County Park Trail Photo

Hoover Ponds County Park OHV Area Trail

The area is mostly a hard packed terrain with some lightly graveled sections.

Hoover Ponds County Park Trail Photo

Hoover Ponds County Park OHV Area Trail

There is plenty of room to park for all types of rigs. Just remember to bring shade and water.

Hoover Ponds County Park Trail Photo

Hoover Ponds County Park OHV Area Trail

A photo of the vault toilet at Hoover Ponds County Park.

Hoover Ponds County Park Trail Photo

Hoover Ponds County Park OHV Area Trail

The trails are wide and hard packed with little to no elevation changes. Even a 2WD car can tackle most of the terrain.

Hoover Ponds County Park Trail Photo

Blue Volkswagen Beetle going through a mud puddle.

Expect to encounter a lot of mud puddles after some rainfall.

Hoover Ponds County Park Trail Photo

Blue Volkswagen Beetle parked on top of small hill.

All vehicle types are welcomed to enjoy the trails.

Hoover Ponds County Park Trail Photo

Hoover Ponds County Park OHV Area Trail

Just follow the powerlines off Lakeview Drive to enter the offroad area.

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