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OHV Park Details

Gypsum City OHV Park
Gypsum City OHV Park

Managed by Webster County Conservation Board
Darren Herzog - Park Manager  515-576-4258

Conservation Officer Dakota Drisch

Trails Map

Iowa OHV Parks and Rules

The Gypsum City OHV Park is made up of three different phases within the park.  Currently only Phase 1 of the park is open to riding and includes 300 acres of scenic riding on 15 miles of rolling hill trails and perimeter trails.  The park also includes a 15-acre, 1.5 mile motorcross track, a .4 mile kids track, and a beginner safety/training area.  The park is open to off-road motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, and off-road utility vehicles.

Current amenities at the park include an open-air shelter with picnic tables and grills, restrooms, and fishing ponds.

Gypsum City OHV Park is located 2 miles southeast of Fort Dodge.  To get to the park from U.S. Highway 20, take exit 124 north (P59).  Go west on Mill Road, the park will be on your left.

A current registration is required for Iowa residents and a nonresident user permit is required for out-of-state riders. If registration is required in the nonresident home state, it must be displayed on the machine.  


Construction Update

New Trails
Trail construction in Phase 2 began in the summer of 2013.  Trails Unlimited, a subsidiary of the U.S. Forest Service, constructed about 70% of the trails and will be returning in the spring of 2014 to finish construction.  Phase 2 plans include an additional 24.1 miles of trail for ATVs, 34.6 miles of single-track trail for ORMs, and 15.1 miles of trail for ORVs.  Phase 2 will also include a mudding area and several day-use areas, including fishing ponds.  The anticipated opening of this phase, which is very dependent upon weather conditions, is the summer of 2014.

Improvements to Phase 1
Areas of Phase 1 have been closed and re-routed for the last couple of years to improve the riding experience and will continue to be worked on through 2014.  An information kiosk has been constructed and installed in the parking lot and a sign plan has also been completed to help riders navigate the park.  New trail signage will be intalled during the spring/summer of 2014.

Construction of a 33-site campground begain in the fall of 2013 and will continue through 2014.  Site amenities will include water, electricity, picnic tables, and grills.  Men's and women's shower/restroom buildings, dump station, informational kiosk, and park office will also be on site.  The anticipated opening date is Spring of 2015.


Within park
Fishing, Parking, Picnic Shelter, Pit Toilets