Off-Highway Vehicle Riding Areas

All ATVs and off-road motorcycles must be registered in order to ride in the following ATV Parks.

  • Bluff 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.
  • 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.
  • Lakeview OHV Park: Located in Johnson County North of Iowa City. This is a 147-acre park with lots of dirt and sand trails with many hills. Future plans include a kids' track, an MX track, and an obstacle course.
  • Nicholson-Ford OHV Park: Located in Marshall County on the northwest side of Marshalltown. This is a 110-acre park with approximately 20 miles of tight, river-bottom, wooded trails.
  • 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.

Keep in mind ...

Operational rules are strictly enforced in OHV Parks.

  • River Valley OHV Park: Located along the Missouri River in Council Bluffs. This park is 200 acres in size and located off of the highway 275 bridge. Check out the website:
  • 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: two MX tracks, a flat track, a large parking lot, and other features.
  • Tama County OHV Park: Located in Tama County southwest of Tama. 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).

For area maps of these riding parks, go to: