Morrow-Grant County Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) Park

Wilson Prairie Fire Information
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Campground Open
-- Campground area open not affected by fire --

 DEBIT & CREDIT CARDS FOR RESERVATIONS ONLY
wood, maps, wash rack, etc. require
cash, check or money order

NO ATM ON SITE

ON DEMAND REQUESTS for Hands Evaluations/Traning must be paid by check, money order or cashiers check

TRAIL INFORMATION: as of 08.02.2018

DUE TO FIRE IN AREA SOME AREAS OF
THE PARK MAY BE CLOSED FOR USE.
Check with Park Manager or Host for
details on closure area/s.

Trails are open to Class I (quad), Class III (motorcycle), and Class IV (side x side) vehicles. Closed to Class II (jeep) vehicles. Vehicle Class information can be here      ORS 801.190 - 801.194. Some areas closed for due to fire in area and trail maintenance. Trails are dry and dusty.

Trail conditions can may change rapidly with new storms moving in with unknown amounts of precipitation.  It is not uncommon to see snow at night and early morning hours during this time of year. If riding prepare for ALL conditions as weather can and does change rapidly!

WEATHER INFORMATION: as of 08.02.2018

Weather patterns forecast updates from weatherforyou.com

Thursday, August 02 -   Highs in the 70/80's during the day, and Lows in the 40/50's ; Winds 10-15 MPH with Guusting to 25 MPH. Mostly clear skies.
Friday, August 03 - Highs in the 70's during day and Lows in the 40's; Winds 0-15 MPH. Mostly clear skies.
Saturday, August 04 - Highs in the 70's during the day, and Lows in the 50's; Winds 0-15 MPH. Mostly clear skies.
Sunday, August 05 -  Highs in the 80's during the day, and Lows in the 50's; Winds 0-10 MPH. Partly cloudy.
Monday, August 06 -  Highs in the 80's during the day, and Lows in the 50/60's; Winds 0-15 MPH. Sunny and clear.
Tuesday, August 07 -  Highs in the 80's during the day, and Lows in the 60's; Winds 0-10 MPH; Sunny and clear.

If riding prepare for ALL conditions as weather can and does change rapidly!

If traveling from the Morrow/Grant OHV Park to USFS Lands adjacent to the park please check with the Umatilla National Forest Service: Heppner Ranger District as riding regulations may differ.

Enjoy the trails and if you see a fire on the property other than in the campground please note the location and report to park personnel as soon as possible.

FIRE DANGER - EXTREME  

 

THE LANDING LODGE

The Landing Lodge dining facility will be closed until further notice.

Home of the famous CAT Bucket Fireplace.

MUD PIT

The mud pit is open however due to moisture in the area it is currently a dirt pit, SORRY for those hoping to play in the mud. Please be courtious and cautious when using this area, as there are those that enjoy watching and taking pictures from the sidelines. Pit will be open from 8:00am until sunset, unless posted otherwise.

HELP REQUESTED

We at Morrow County Parks strive to give our guest a wounderful stay. We try to be conservative and spend our funds wisely at all times. We try to keep our cost as low as possible and example our showers at the Parks are free, donations for use are at users own discretion.

Interested in being a volunteer or a camp host for a season. There are a variety of things at all of the parks one can help with. If interested please contact one of the park personnel.

OHV Park

Morrow-Grant County OHV Park is part of the Morrow County Parks system. That is approximately 9,000 acres with 2,000 acres belong to Grant County. This encompasses a portion of the recreational trail system which Morrow County manages with a Memorandum of Understanding between the two counties. Morrow County owns and manages the remaining trail system as well as the campground.

This park is would not have been possible without the public support from Morrow and Grant County,  funding assistance from Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) and thousands of generously donated voluneer hours.  THANK YOU!

With the development of the park partner and relation-ships have been created with local businesses, volunteers, park guests and organizations such as; Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW), Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB), United States National Forest Service (USFS). It is our hopes that we can continue to forge forward with these groups and continue to provide a place that everyone can enjoy now and in the future.

Things to do and see

This park offers camping with a variety of amenities.  Trails for All Terrain Vehicles (ATV), hiking, and biking vary in difficulty levels from easy/beginner to difficult/expert. Horseshoe pits, golf driving range, playground and fishing ponds provide additional recreation while in the area.Wildlife from large and small game to a vast variety of birds native to the area are in abundance throughout the area. The Rolling Hills Hunting Preserve offers a large variety of bird hunting packages and is locally owned and operated. The John Day River (26 miles) and Bull Prairie Reservoir (12 miles) both offer additional angling as well as rafting, floating, and boating opportunities.

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OHV Park Bulletins

Wilson Prairie Fire - Update

DOWNLOADABLE DOCUMENTS:

07.26.2018 - UPDATE
07.26.2018 - Campground Map
-- May change due to crews departing area
07.26.2018 - Trail Closure Map
 

OHV FIRE UPDATE AND CLOSURE NOTIFICATION

08/01/2018 - Oregon Department of Forestry
https://odfcentraloregon.blogspot.com

News Release:  Area and Road Closures Reduced on the Wilson Prairie Fire
Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018
 
Contact:  Christie Shaw, Oregon Department of Forestry
                   541-263-0661
                   Darcy Weseman, Umatilla National Forest
                   541-278-3722
 
[Morrow County, Ore.] Umatilla National Forest officials have re-opened Bull Prairie Lake Campground and reduced the closure area associated with the Wilson Prairie Fire to provide access to National Forest lands not impacted by the wildfire or wildfire suppression efforts. A description of the updated closure area is at the bottom of the news release.
 
“We know Bull Prairie Lake Campground is an important area for our communities and visitors,” said Brandon Houck, Heppner District Ranger. “Suppression efforts have held the fire within its current footprint and we feel we can thoughtfully make some adjustments to the closures while keeping firefighters and the public safe.”
 
The Wilson Prairie Fire is currently 405 acres and 75% contained. A local Type 4 organization took command of the fire today at 6 a.m. Firefighters are continuing mop up within the fire perimeter and completing suppression repair activities, including water barring (an angled trench, to direct water off the fireline to prevent erosion), removal of hose, and removal of trash from the fire line.  Firefighters also continue to make repairs to OHV trails impacted by fire line.
 
The Morrow County Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Park, restaurant, and campground remains open, however some OHV trails may be impacted by the fire activity.  Please observe all trail and area closures.
 
The weather forecast for the region is a continued hot and dry trend with poor humidity recovery.  Any spark landing in light fuels (grass) has a 100% potential to start a fire so please follow restrictions to limit potential human wildfire ignitions. Please follow restrictions to limit potential human wildfire ignitions.
 
Regulated Closure is in effect for ODF's Central Oregon District. Specific restirctions, intended to reduce human caused fires, can be found at:
Phase B of the PUblic Use Restrictions (PURS) for the Umatilla National Forest is in effect. For more information regarding these and other restrictions on the Umatilla National Forest visit: www.bmidc.org.
 
A map and detailed description of the reduced area closure is available at all Umatilla National Forest offices as well as on the Umatilla National Forest website: www.fs.usda.gov/umatilla/.  
 
Area Closure Description:
Starting at Forest Service Road (FSR) 2000350 at its junction with the Forest Trail 2000320 east to its junction with FSR 2039000, then east on FSR 2039000 to Forest Boundary at T7S, R26 Section 6, then following the Forest Boundary north then west to Forest Trail 2000320, then follow Forest Trail 2000320 south to FSR Road 2000350.
 
Additionally, the following roads are closed:
•••National Forest Trail (NFT) 2000320 - From the Junction of National Forest System  Road 2003500, north to National Forest Boundary  – 0.6 miles

7/26/2018

A Type 2 team has setup at the OHV park to continue fighting a fire that is working South away from the OHV park. There is a lot of firefighters staged on the North side of the main compound area with support staff. All roads in the main area are open for park guests and we ask to travel at slow speeds through these areas and stay out of these areas as we are working closely with Fire staff to keep them out of all other camping areas and amenities. The fire crew has their own catering services and the OHV restaurant is open for park guests.

The trail system has limited closures South of 1E to the Grant County boundary on the South. Please check with the park host for the most up to date closures and restrictions in areas near the fire area.

Information Websites:
              Inciwebhttps://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6028      
              ODF Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ODFCentralOregon/    

PUBLIC SAFETY:

Stay clear of active fire/emergency areas. We understand want to see what is happening and where, but please understand traveling or even parking on travel access areas where equipment is moving in and out of areas cause more hazards that crews must navigate. Weather and winds can also be cause for unpredictibility, causing fires to change directions and move fast. Having extra travlers in area observing, looking, filming or taking pictures only adds additional hazards to an already dangerous situation. PLEASE stay clear of area until crews have cleared the area and situation is contained or over.

Campfire Restrictions

Image: Campfires AllowedCAMPFIRES PERMITTED DESIGNATED AREAS ONLY

                    

THIS MAY CHANGE AT ANY TIME.

CAMPFIRES ALLOWED in DESIGNATED AREAS ONLY at Anson Wright Park, Cutsforth Park or OHV Park. NOTE: there are some campsites within these parks that campfires are NOT permitted.

- NO Debris Burning
- Smoking in designated locations, vehicles on improved roads and boate in water
- Campfires in designated locations ONLY
- Portable cooking stoves using liquified fuels OK (NO briquettes)
- NO fireworks, exploding targets, tracer ammunition or sky lanterns
- NO off-trail/road driving (OHV Park on permitted trails)
- NO Class II (Jeep) permited on OHV Trail system
- All vehicles MUST have a shovel and fire extinguisher or gallon of water. ATV's and motorcycles MUST be equipped with USFS spark arrester & be equipped with a fire extinguisher.

If you have a fire make sure it is DEAD OUT if not attended. This includes at night when you turn in for the day. Do not leave burning or smolidering if not at physically at campfire and attending. If camp fires are left unattended you may be warned or even fined for leaving an unattended fire.

Morrow County Parks campfires are based off of the permits issued by the Oregon Department of Forestry and permission may change at any time dependant of weather and fire hazard conditions. Upon check-in with the camp host ask to see if still permitted.

 

Trail Map - Free

Looking for marked trail maps?

Maps can be purchased at the OHV Park from the camp host or by contacting the main officein Lexington at 541-989-8214.

Below is a link to the FREE Trail Map for the OHV Park. Please note this map does not include trail numbers or difficulty levels of the trails.

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Attention ATV Riders!

Photo: ATV ClassMorrow County has a ATV training and evaluation facility on site.

For training/evaluation information visit:

We currently have certified instructors available!

  • Improve Riding Skills
  • Build Confidence
  • Get Kids Started Right
  • Put you in touch with fellow ATV enthusiasts and ATV clubs near you.
  • Provide resources for Lifelong Learning and Safety Renewal
  • Learn how to Tread Lightly!

OHV Park Guestbook

We're glad you are here. We hope that you found our website and parks to be user-friendly and useful, and we love to hear feedback from our users on what you liked and what you’d like to see more of in the future. (Please stay tuned while we update the ability to sign our guestbook.)

We hope to see you real soon at one of our parks.

Apr. 20, 2016 from Jay Mahn

Great Park coming up again to do Volunteer work had lots of fun last year. Greg and Jerry made...

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Nov. 2, 2015 from Terry Crowder

will be up late spring 2016 to ride quads on the trails

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Oct. 16, 2015 from Ron Weber

We just spent the lat weekend riding in the park and had a great time but we lost one of our...

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May. 17, 2015 from Jay Mahn

What a great facility. Myself and Rand and Jan barker recently volunteered there in late May. We...

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Apr. 8, 2015 from Tim

Wish there was a map online of the OHV park boundary and trail details.

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Oct. 27, 2014 from Burke O'Brien

We at Morrow County Parks strive to give our guest a wounderful stay. We try to be conservative...

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Jun. 30, 2014 from Robin Cook

Morrow County OHV is unbelievable! I have been ridding here for about 10 years and it keeps...

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May. 31, 2014 from Gregor Mitchell

Just checking. Hope to be out there this summer.

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May. 13, 2014 from Tom Baker

I found this place when I was on a quad about in 2012 and have been back several times, it's...

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Feb. 11, 2014 from Peter Pineda

Our family and friends come here every year for the last 4 yrs. Hate to tell people about the...

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Jan. 10, 2014 from Mike & Brenda Coombs

Hi there,

I'm having a hard time navigating on your new web sight to find the web cam for...

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Jan. 7, 2014 from Turner's Bunch

June 2013- Had a good time except for the weather it rained for most of our stay so we're...

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Jul. 30, 2013 from Michael Brinkerhoff

Just returned home from another great week at the OHV Park! The facilities are great and the...

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Nov. 15, 2012 from Gary and Mary Duncan

We just returned from a four day weekend at Morrow County OHV park where fellow riders from...

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Aug. 12, 2012 from Danielle

Had a wonderful week in the OHV Park. Peaceful,wild life all around. BATHROOMS were TOP notch....

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Mar. 22, 2012 from Don Kennedy

 When will the OHV Cam be back online? All of our riding crew often check this to see...

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Aug. 15, 2011 from Baileys

Great job on the showers! It is so nice to be able for everyone in the group to take their...

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Jun. 26, 2011 from The Salmon Family

The Salmon Family wants to extend a grateful “Well Done” to all who have help create...

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Jun. 5, 2011 from Loran Ayles

Just wanted to write to once again comment on how great a park and facility the folks at Morrow...

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May. 24, 2011 from DeMinimis

Thanks again to Morrow OHV staff and volunteers for another great weekend! The new showers...

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May. 16, 2011 from Scott Glidewell

LOVE THE OHV PARK!!! Me my wife, daughter and son-in-law started coming to the OHV Park 5 years...

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