Ground Hog Rock Crawl and OHV Play Area

  

A cooperative agreement between Central Oregon's Combined Off Highway Vehicle Operations (COHVOPS) and the Deschutes County 4-Wheelers of Bend Oregon made this play area a reality in 2006. Complete with a rock crawling pit and large gravel mounds which are remnants of the old rock quarry; this play area has something for every OHV enthusiast.

In addition to all this, Groundhog also makes for a convenient staging area for accessing 318 miles of trails on the East Fort Rock OHV Trail System. The pit and play area is open to all classes of vehicles, the trail system is open to Class I (Quads, 3-wheelers less than 50" wide and 800 pounds) and Class III (motorcycles).

Ground Hog pit is operated and maintained for your enjoyment by Central Oregon Combined OHV Operations (a Forest Service, & Bureau of Land Management Cooperative agreement), in partnership with Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation ATV Funds, Deschutes County 4 Wheelers, and other user groups and volunteers.

At a Glance

Fees No Fee
Permit Info: Oregon ATV Operators Permit
Open Season: April
Usage: Light
Restrictions:
  • Use restricted to areas within OHV Play Area Boundary Markers
Water: No
Restroom: Seasonal Chemical Toilet on Site from March to November
Operated By: Central Oregon OHV Operations
Information Center:
  • Central Oregon OHV Operations: (541) 383 4000
  • OHV Hotline -24 hour recorded information, (541) 383-4010
     

General Information

Directions:

From Bend: Follow Hwy 20 east about 20 miles. After crossing the Horse Ridge Summit, turn right on the second road, Spencer Well Road (paved Road 23). Proceed south for 5.5 miles until the road forks. Take the paved Road 25 to the right and proceed to the Road 25/2510 Junction. Turn left onto Road 2510 and travel approximatlely 7 miles to the Ground Hog Rock Crawl and OHV Play Area.

From La Pine: Take the Finley Butte Road (paved Road 22) east about 24 miles to the intersection of Road 18. Turn left on Road 18 and travel approximately 4 miles to the intersection of Road 2270. Turn Right on Road 2270 and travel approximately 4 miles to the intersection of Road 2510. Turn left heading north on Road 2510 and travel approximately 8 miles to the Ground Hog Rock Crawl OHV Play Area.


General Notes:

Seasonal Information

  • The Groundhog Rock Crawl and Play Area is open all year, however snowfall from December to March usually hinder riding.

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Activities


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General Notes

Seasonal Information

  • The Groundhog Rock Crawl and Play Area is open all year, however snowfall from December to March usually hinder riding.