Turkey Bay OHV Area is a prime destination for off-roading. It provides an amazing area to ride, explore and have fun with your friends and family. The area consists of approximately 100 miles of primary, secondary, and tertiary trails for many different OHV riding experiences. The primary trails are marked with the Yellow Blaze markers and are great for beginners. The secondary trails are marked with the Orange Blaze markers and are narrower and are more challenging. The tertiary trails are marked with Blue Blaze markers and are for the more experienced riders. Most of the trails are rocky terrain but there are hill-climbs and many mud pits.

View the Turkey Bay OHV Area trails map and rules and regulations. The trails are open year around and are open to four-wheeler, dirt bikes, UTV, SXS, SUV, jeeps, dune buggy and sand rail vehicles. You can view and download the waiver form here. 

Early American Motel is a great place to stay when visiting the Turkey Bay OHV Area. We have plenty of trailer parking and are just a few miles drive to all the fun! 

They have a fenced in half mile trail loop called the Turkey Trot” that is open to younger riders (ages 16 and under). The trail includes many obstacles for beginning riders. Examples of the terrain are smaller rocks & logs, uphill, downhill, side hill challenges to help give the less experienced riders experience and confidence. Only ATVs that are 90cc or less are allowed on Turkey Trot trail.

If you need a break from riding you could fish or take a swim at one of the beaches. Because the area is so large you can explore the area and enjoy the scenic views and wildlife viewing.

Where to Purchase a Riding Permit

• Turkey Bay OHV Area Gatehouse | Thursday-Sunday, from 8:00 am-5:00 pm.

• Golden Pond Visitor Center | 7 days a week from 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Annual Permit              $100 April 1-March 31

1 to 3-day Permit         $20 1-3 consecutive days from date of purchase.

Hours of operation are dawn to dusk.

Always “Call Before You Haul” (800-525-7077 or 270-924-2000) or check Alerts online. Any weather-related closures (such as heavy rains or saturated soil conditions) will be posted on our Alerts page.

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