Q: Which State Parks in Iowa allow ATV's?
A:If you intend to ride an ATV, dirt bike, or an ORV on public land the ATV must be registered. Nonresidents must display an Iowa nonresident user permit. Depending on the age of the rider young drivers must complete an Iowa ATV safety course.
OHV Parks Open to ATV and Off-road Motorcycle UseBluff Creek OHV Park: Located in Mahaska County southwest of Oskaloosa. This is a 350-acre park with most of the area accessible for riding. The area is an abandoned coal mine that has been developed into a riding area.
Bluff Creek OHV Park Location Map
Park Contact Information: Randy VanMaaren, Iowa Partners of NOHVCC, 641.969.4214 Rathbun OHV Park: Located in Appanoose County, on the southwest arm of Lake Rathbun off of Highway 142. This is a 120-acre riding area located on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers land.
Rathbun OHV Park Location Map
Park Contact Information: Michael Stepnowski, South Central Dirt Riders, 641.856.3930
Current Rathbun OHV Park Weather Conditions: http://www.rathbunlakeweather.com/ Riverview OHV Park: Located on Hawthorne Street in Waterloo, Black Hawk County. This 180-acre park is surrounded by the Cedar River, which creates some nice riverside trails. There is a nice variety of riding throughout the park. The park now includes: 2MX tracks, a flat track, large parking lot and other features.
Riverview OHV Park Location Map
Park Contact Information: Currently no park contact information available. River Valley OHV Park: Located along the Missouri River in Council Bluffs. This park is 200 acres in size and located off the highway 275 bridge. River Valley OHV Park Location Map
Park Contact Information: Gypsum City OHV Park: Located in Webster County southeast of Fort Dodge. This is a 300-acre park with 15 miles of rolling hill trails and perimeter trails. The park also includes a 15-acre, 1.5-mile MX track, a .4-mile kids' track, and a beginner/safety training area.
Gypsum City OHV Park Location Map
Park Contact Information: Rick Williams, Webster County Wheelers, 515.571.3692
OHV Parks Open to ATV, ORM, and ORV UseLakeview OHV Park: Located in Johnson County north of Iowa City. From Interstate 380: Take exit 10 - F12/120th Street. Go East approximately 6 miles turn right onto Ely Road NE follow Ely Road about 1.5 miles, turn right onto 140th Street, the parking lot will be on the left.
Lakeview OHV Park Location Map
Park Contact Information: Tama County OHV Park: Located in Tama County just south of Tama on State Highway 63. This is a 300-acre park with tight wooded trails with some hills. The park includes a 15-mile perimeter trail, a kids' track, and 23 campsites (10 with electric).
Tama County OHV Park Location Map
Park Contact Information: Steve Chyma, Club SPORT, 641.484.4236 Nicholson-Ford OHV Park: Located in Marshall County on the northeast side of Marshalltown. This is a 110-acre park with approximately 20 miles of tight, river-bottom, wooded trails.
Nicholson-Ford OHV Park Location Map
Park Contact Information: To make sure this list is up to date refer to the Iowa DNR website under recreation and ATV's.