Your guide to places to go and things to do on a motorcycle.
on off-road areas in and around
is out of date. We started this motorcycling
directory back in 1998 and stopped updating this section in 2001. We keep this around just for old times sake.
There are some great places to ride
off-road in the Sooner
state. In the west you'll find terrain dominated by sand and red clay. The
eastern third of the state is more forested. And the mud is mostly brown. Last updated September 2000.
Located west of Tulsa on Keystone Lake, this 600 acre area
is maintained by the Corps of Engineers. Many of the locals refer to this area as
Motorcycle Island. A few years ago the Corps built a high roadbed leading to the area so
it's really just Motorcycle Peninsula nowadays. However, if the water level rises above
735 ft. it's an island again.
The terrain is sandy and ranges from open beaches to wooded trails. Moderate elevation
changes keep the wooded areas interesting and a large circuit of sandy trails meander
through briars taller then an elephant's eye.
White Water Park is another riding area on Keystone, it is located right next to the dam.
It is only about 80 acres, mostly sand and closed while bald eagles visit the area.
For more information contact the
at Rt. 1 Box 100, Sand Springs, OK 74063 (918) 865-2621
Donelson's Ascot Park is a motocross track on the
Oklahoma-Arkansas border near I-40. Considered by many to be an "easy cross"
style track they feature races on most Saturday nights with pro classes, vintage,
contingencies and door prizes. From I-40 take exit no. 330 and turn south, the track is
about three miles down on the east side of the road.
Call (918) 875-9161 for more.
Located in the Oklahoma panhandle this area offers 360
acres of sand dune trails for motorcycles, dune buggies, ATVs and 4x4s. Operated by the
Corps of Engineers the trail is open daily from 7am to 10pm and all vehicles must have 10
ft. whips with flags attached. Contact
Beaver State Park
at P.O.Box 1190, Beaver, OK 73932 (405) 625-3373
Located in southeastern Oklahoma this is mostly open
timber land that is owned by the Weyerhauser Co. There are hundreds of miles of connecting
roads that range from pig trails to hard packed gravel, between these are all types of
trails. Terrain ranges from mountains to muddy bottoms. From Broken Bow take Highway 259
For the latest information on access and maps of this area contact the Weyerhauser Company
at (580) 981-2211 or (580) 835-2336.
this area in Le Flore, Pushmataha, and Mc Curtain counties have been opened recently...
more info as we get it! - Ed.
Guy Cooper is famous in off-road racing circles (of course
you probably already know that if you're reading this). His 160 acre ranch outside of
Stillwater offers regularly scheduled races on the motocross track as well cross country
events that weave through the woods. The terrain is red clay and sandy loam with plenty of
elevation changes and man-made jumps. A new pee-wee track compliments the
Races are scheduled throughout the year and the track is open for practice on other
weekends. For directions and schedule call (405) 743-8545
Lake Stanley Draper is located just southeast of Oklahoma
City. The off-road vehicle area is on the north side of the lake just off I-240, the
unloading area is just a mile from the marina on the northwest side. Over 85 miles of
trails snake through the woods and around the lake. Terrain is that lovely Oklahoma red
dirt with a bit of sand.
Just a mile up the road from the unloading area is a concession, marina and information
center. The concession is a fully stocked store which also serves a full menu of
breakfast, burgers and cold drinks.
For more info contact the Ranger Station at Lake Stanley Draper, SE 104th and Stanley
Draper Drive (405) 794-5010 or the
This facility just east of Lawton (about 80 miles south of OKC) is now
offering 3 tracks. The MX track features step-ups, triples and long
straights over sand and hard-packed clay. There is also a pee wee track and
a wooded loop over a mile long.
Call for (580)
255-5059 for more information.
Located just off Merritt Road near Elk City in western
Oklahoma. The track is described as a 3/4 mile Supercross-style of sand and loam. The
track has been in operation for 12 years.
Call for (405) 243-1723 for details and hours.
Located between Muskogee and Braggs on the west side of OK Highway 10,
this 450 acre ORV area is operated by the Gruber Recreation Trust
Authority. The terrain ranges from rocky along the south half to good ol'
Oklahoma dirt to the north. Enduros, trials and hare scrambles are held at Gruber and the facility is open year round.
The facility also welcomes mountain bikers, rock climbers, hikers as well as
equestrian types. Helmets are required for ORV riders and firearms are not
If you're making a weekend of it, the nearby Greenleaf State Park offers reasonable
and picturesque accommodations in their rustic lakeside cabins. Greenleaf is just a short drive further south on
OK 10 and is a great place to relax after a ride. If you're lucky you can hear
artillery practice at the Camp Gruber army base across the road!
For more information contact one of the following GRTA officers: Michael
Ward 501/649-5317, Jon Stoodley
918/683-2372, Mark Thomas
918/686-4332 or Doug Griffith
This track opened September 2000 on the
grounds of the Junior Indy Racing complex in West Tulsa, 5920 W. 51st
Street. The 3/4 mile easy-cross track is open to bikes and four-wheelers on
Sundays and races are being planned. Call (918) 446-7000 for details.
Kaw Lake is a Corps of Engineers project near Ponca City.
The off-road vehicle area is located just across OK-11 from the Sarge Creek Cove
Recreation area. Terrain is heavily wooded with sandy soil. The riding area is not
terribly huge but offers some great trail riding for motorcycles and ATVs.
Contact the Kaw Lake Project office at Rt. 2 Box 500, Ponca City, OK 74601 (405) 762-5611
Picturesque Lake Murray is near Ardmore in southern
Oklahoma. The Pear Orchard Motorcycle Use Area, on the northwest side of the lake, was
developed by the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department for motorcycles and ATVs.
About ten miles of marked trails cross grassland, forest and rolling hills. The Tucker
Tower Museum and Nature Center is also worth a visit.
For further information contact
State Park, P.O.Box 1649, Ardmore, OK 73401 (405) 223-4044
The story goes that Alvin Kephart, a longtime motorcycle
enthusiast, built the track at Lawton 20 years ago. The track is a one mile Supercross/MX
mixture of intermediate to tacky dirt. Races are held once a month from January to April
and from September to November.
Call for (405) 355-8808 for more info.
Sand dunes as far as the eye can see. Located in western
Oklahoma, Little Sahara is the mecca of the dune buggy crowd in this area. If you're
looking for the twisties this is definitely not the place. 1800 acres of rugged
sand dunes up to 75 feet tall for your off-road enjoyment. Open to 4x4s, motorcycles and
ATVs with the ubiquitous 10 ft. whip. Open year round, check out the nearby Alabaster
Caverns while you're there- no bikes allowed, but it's well worth a visit.
For more details contact
Little Sahara State Park at Rt. 2 Box 147, Waynoka, OK 73860 (405) 824-1471
Here's a place to race, as the name suggests. This
motocross track is in Oklahoma City at SE 59th & Douglas. Lots of doubles, step-ups
and a tabletop finish, the track has a 24 gate starting grid. Races on Tuesday and
Saturday nights from April through September. Robbie Reynard is a frequent flyer here.
Call (405) 751-6616 or check their
for the latest info.
This 1½ mile track is located near the airport just
northwest of Ponca City. The facility was opened by the city about 30 years ago as a
recreational area and now hosts NMA races. An excellent facility, the track offers plenty
of great places to watch as well as a fun track to ride. The mix of loam and
hard packed dirt features Supercross obstacles and a 40 gate concrete launch pad.
Open on weekends for fun and practice call (580) 762-3635 or (580) 762-5502 for race dates
For the Turn-Left-Like-God-Intended crowd we offer you the
Port City Raceway. Quads, motorcycles and midgets circle this oval almost every Saturday
night. The 80cc bike class is especially a hoot!
Call (918) 835-6596 or (918) 371-3222 for details.
This area is on the north shore of Lake Altus-Lugert, near
Lone Wolf in southwestern Oklahoma. The motocross track is located 1/2 mile
north of the main entrance. The 50 acre ORV riding area is characterized by shifting
sand dunes and typical lake shoreline. Closed during the winter months, this area is
popular with the four wheeler crowd.
Mountain State Park Rt. 1 Box 40, Lone Wolf, OK 73655 or call (580)
477-2690 for more
The TTR organization has been working to obtain 1700 acres about 25 miles
northeast of McAlester. The plan is in the final stages and events have
finally been held at the new area. Plenty of rocks, sandy loam and thick
woods will make this a great riding spot.
For more information visit
This excellent facility has been operated by the
Stillwater City Parks Department since the mid `70s. With over 500 acres of available
riding area it offers a little something for everyone. Terrain is mostly red clay (which
is slippery as hell when it's raining!) and plain dirt. The enduro trails are well marked
and traverse wooded sections that range from open to very tight. The motocross track is
sane yet challenging. Plenty of elevation changes along the numerous creeks and runoffs
keep the ride interesting.
The facility is open year round, sunrise to sunset and requires an annual permit. Permits
can be purchased (even on weekends) at Coopers Bicycles at 220 S. Main St. in Stillwater.
The park is located west of Stillwater about 4 miles, south of Highway 51 about 5 miles.
For more details call the City of Stillwater at (405) 747-8070 or visit the
Trail Riders web site.
Lots of forgiving jumps and good loam dirt,
16 gate start. Sunday practice year around and races on Friday nights from April
through September. Friendly people so call (918) 989-5439 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
This area has hosted a couple of OCCRA events and also
features motocross races. Sometimes referred to as Anadarko MX or Wide Open Race Park.
Located about 3 miles north of US-62 between Anadarko and Chickasha. For more information
contact Sean Mills at (405) 830-7007 or see
This Tulsa track is back in operation after a false start in 1999. An 18
slot starting gate launches in to a technical track with whoops, tabletops
and technical turns. The local terrain is hard-pack so the owners have had
to import softer dirt for many areas. Series races are planned for Saturday
mornings followed by open practice. Located just north of Tulsa
International Airport at 56th Street North and Mingo Road.
www.Xtremeworldmxax.com or call (918)