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Elkhorn Lake and Campground ATV Trails

Friday, April 5, 2024

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Elkhorn Lake and Campground ATV Trails, Virginia

Last Known StatusOpen

This private campground offers 31 miles of ATV trails, an enduro track plus a 110 acre lake with boating and fishing access. Primitive camping is permitted in a large open field Friday through Sunday. Paid guests also get access to the beach, bluegrass and country music concerts and a 90,000 gallon swimming pool with a waterslide.

Annual memberships are available but limited and benefits include keys to unlock the gate, camping and access to the above amenities. Trails are open daily but may close temporarily due to inclement weather. Visitors must call in advance because a staff member must be present to unlock the gate.

Other attractions include hiking and mountain bike trails, boat ramp, picnic pavilions, a snack bar and cabin rentals. Call before you haul.

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Permit RequiredNo
Dates OpenDaily
Spark ArrestorNoA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is not required but is always recommended.
Noise LimitYesno specific decibel limit but machines must have proper exhaust
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (58 inches)
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted(maximum width 58 inches)
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSSome Areas(maximum width 58 inches)
permitted on most trails, wider models limited to certain trails
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 RequiredYes
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingNoriding permitted 10am-6pm
Trail BlazingProhibitedkeep on designated trails
Rule Enforcement


Approx Size560 acres (1 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail31
Climate TypeForest
Elevation550 to 600 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis OHV area has mostly loose dirt.Mostly
Hard PackThe OHV area has little hard pack terrain.Little
SandThis OHV area has no sandy areas.None
MudThe OHV area has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe OHV area has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis OHV area has little rocks.Little
TreesThe OHV area has many trees.Many
Steep HillsThis OHV area has few steep hills.Few
Water CrossingsThe OHV area has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis OHV area has some small jumps.Some
Large JumpsThis OHV area has some large jumps.Some
BermsThe OHV area has some berms.Some
Sand/Gravel PitsThis private park has no sand or gravel pits.None
HazardsThis OHV area has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis OHV area has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis OHV area has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis OHV area has little expert terrain.Little


AreaMotorized Trails, MX Track
LandPrivately Owned / Commercial
MX TRACK  Motocross Track
Max Engine SizeNo Maximum
Min Engine SizeNo Minimum
CommentEnduro Track



Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (E)Liberty Mini-Mart (434) 349-3594
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (W)Exxon (434) 432-9109
Potable Water WaterOn Site
RV Hookups RV HookupOn Site
RV Dump Station RV DisposalOn Site
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site
Convenience Store Conv StoreOn Site


RidingYes ($10.00 per rider)
Day Use Fee
Tent: $50.00
RV: $50.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
Friday through Sunday Rates
CommentCamping with ATVs: $50 for 2 adults, 1 kid - $10, 2 kids - $20, 3rd kid - Free


Our RatingRatingVery Good
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
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Nearest CityJava, VA
Address2500 Elkhorn Road, Java, VA 24565
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Danville, VA
1) Take US-29 North about 8 miles
2) Turn right (north-east) onto SR-640, continue 14 miles
3) Turn right (east) onto SR-686/Elkhorn Road, continue 2.3 miles
4) Campground entrance is on the right (south).


Contact InfoElkhorn Lake And Campground ATV Trails
2500 Elkhorn Road
Java, VA 24565
(434) 432-9203


Elkhorn Lake OHV Area Photo

Elkhorn Lake and Campground ATV Trails OHV Area

There are plenty of spots for tent camping next to the lake. Photo Submitted 4/23/2013 (Thanks!)

Elkhorn Lake OHV Area Photo

Can-Am Outlander and Arctic Cat ATV with mud tires parked on trail.

The trails are marked with directional arrows and can accomodate machines up to 58 inches wide. Photo Submitted 8/30/2013 (Thanks!)

Elkhorn Lake OHV Area Photo

Arctic Cat ATV parked off the trail overlooking lake.

A good portion of the trails wind near the onsite lake. Photo Submitted 8/30/2013 (Thanks!)

Elkhorn Lake OHV Area Photo

Can-Am Outlander Arctic Cat ATV parked next to each other in the woods.

Four wheelers will have a blast at this campground. Photo Submitted 8/30/2013 (Thanks!)

Elkhorn Lake OHV Area Photo

View of the enduro track with perimeter lined with truck tires.

The enduro track is about a mile long and is guaranteed to give riders a good workout. Photo Submitted 12/13/2013 (Thanks!)

Elkhorn Lake OHV Area Photo

View of campground with picnic tables, porch swings and water slide.

The campground features RV hookups, shady picnic sites, swimming pool and water slide plus cabin rentals. Reservations are required to camp and ride since the property is gated. Photo Submitted 12/13/2013 (Thanks!)

Elkhorn Lake OHV Area Photo

A close up photo of ATV trail covered with fall leaves.

Fall is a popular time to ride here. Photo Submitted 12/13/2013 (Thanks!)

Elkhorn Lake OHV Area Photo

Horse trailer with campground name and phone number painted on side.

ATVs and UTVs are welcomed at this campground. Just remember to call first before heading out. Photo Submitted 12/13/2013 (Thanks!)

Elkhorn Lake OHV Area Photo

Man sitting on ATV next to toddler sitting on Power Wheels Quad.

Registered guests staying at the campground are allowed to ride to and from the trails. Photo Submitted 12/13/2013 (Thanks!)

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