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Talsmas Trail Park

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Other Names

Trail's End Ranch, Missouri River, Talsma's ATV And Horse Trail Park

Last Known StatusOpen

Open during weekends and by appointment during weekdays (weather permitting), this park is located on a Hereford cattle ranch and offers miles of multiple-use trails that wind through beautiful grasslands and numerous scenic views of the Missouri River.

Camping is available (reservations required) but sites are limited. Both electric and non-electric sites are available and there are several vault toilets and a water hydrant in the parking area but no other amenities.

Please note that the park currently accepts cash only. Call first before heading out.

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Permit RequiredNoMust sign waiver of liability
Dates OpenWeekends 9am-dusk. Weekday riding by appointment only.
Spark ArrestorRecommendedA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is recommended.
Noise Limit
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (80 inches)has entrance gate or posts
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 required for anyone under 18, goggles required
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
reservations required
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresProhibited
Night RidingUnknown
Trail BlazingProhibitedkeep vehicle on trail
Rule EnforcementSomeOn-Site Office/Station
This park is family safe.
CommentNo dogs, stallions or littering. Horses age six and older only. All riders under 18 must be with parent. ATV operators must be 12 years or older (12-16, age on appropriate machine only) with helmet and goggles required. No rentals available.


Approx Size300 acres
Climate TypePlains
Elevation1300 to 1400 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has mostly loose dirt.Mostly
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 little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has many trees.Many
Steep HillsThis trail has few steep hills.Few
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has some berms.Some
Sand/Gravel PitsThis private land has no sand or gravel pits.None
IntersectionsThis trail has some intersections.Some
ShadeThis private land has some shaded areas.Some
Ranges/GunfireThis private land has no shooting ranges or gunfire.None
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards are marked)
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


Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (E)Casey's General Store (605) 369-2421
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (E)Casey's General Store (605) 369-2421
Potable Water WaterOn Site
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (E)Springfield Recreation Area Campground (605) 668-2985
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (E)Springfield Recreation Area Campground (605) 668-2985
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Sitelimited sites available, call for reservations
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (E)Casey's General Store (605) 369-2421


RidingYes ($30.00 per OHV)
UTVs - $40/machine. Annual Usage Fee - $25/OHV
Tent: $10.00
RV: $20.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
electric sites - $20/night, non-electric - $10/night
CommentHorses $20/each, mountain bikes - $10/each


Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
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Nearest CityAvon, SD
Address40401 313th Street, Avon, SD 57315
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Avon, SD
1) Take 407th Avenue South about 10 miles
2) Turn right (west) on 312th Street, continue 3 miles
3) Turn left (south) on 404th Avenue, continue about 1 mile
4) Park entrance is on the right (west).


Contact InfoJerry And Tina Talsma
Talsmas Trail Park
40401 313th Street
Avon, SD 57315
(605) 369-2401


Talsmas Trail Park Photo

Talsmas Trail Park

Photo Submitted 6/15/2015 (Thanks!)

Talsmas Trail Park Photo

Talsmas Trail Park

Photo Submitted 6/15/2015 (Thanks!)

Talsmas Trail Park Photo

Talsmas Trail Park

Photo Submitted 6/15/2015 (Thanks!)

Talsmas Trail Park Photo

Talsmas Trail Park

Photo Submitted 10/29/2015 (Thanks!)

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