McCoy Motorized Recreation Area

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed
 

Triangulation Peak area with view of Mt. Jefferson in background and unusual rock formation in the foreground in the McCoy area

Spectacular views of Mt. Jefferson and many peaks in the High Cascades highlight this family-friendly shared-use road system comprised of approximately 50 miles of easiest to more difficult roads open to motorized Class I, II, III, and IV users and highway vehicles. Motorized cross country travel is prohibited. Some paved segments are open to unlicensed (non-street legal) vehicles. Public lands managed by the US Forest Service are interspersed with private lands. Please use the area map in conjunction with the Motorized Vehicle Use Map to help guide you on which roads are open for motorized travel.

The McCoy Shelter is in the heart of the area where riders can stop, take a rest or have a picnic. Restroom on site. The shelter is available for day-use only during the riding season. Dispersed camping opportunities are available throughout the area. Please use established sites and pack out all trash. Several developed campgrounds with amenities are nearby.

Cell phone service is unreliable. The nearest public phones and services are in Detroit and Idanha.

During the winter, the McCoy area is a designated snowmobile riding area. Keep wheeled vehicles off all trails in the designated area.

At a Glance

Permit Info: State of Oregon OHV permit
Best Season: Riding is best in fall and spring
Restrictions:
  • Motorized cross country travel is prohibited.
  • USDA approved spark arrestors required.
  • Muffler that complies with Oregon State 99dB limit.
  • Valid Oregon ATV permit on your vehicle
  • Compliance with Oregon State Law including new ATV safety regulations.
     
Closest Towns: Detroit, Oregon and Idanha, Oregon
Restroom: Yes
Operated By: Willamette National Forest
Information Center: Detroit Ranger Station

General Information

General Notes:

Map of McCoy Motorized Recreation Area

During the winter, the McCoy area is a designated snowmobile riding area.  Please respect snowmobile riding opportunities and keep wheeled vehicles off of all trails in the designated area. 

The McCoy Shelter is in the heart of the area where riders can stop, take a rest or have a picnic.  A restroom is also on site. Overnight stays are only permitted from November 15th to April 30th.


Directions:

8 miles east of Detroit off Highway 22 on McCoy Road (FS Road 2233). Parking areas are .7 and 4.3 miles up McCoy Road. Directions: From I-5: Take Highway 22 east. Head 56.3 miles to McCoy Road, then turn left. From Santiam Junction (Highways 20 and 22): Head 25.7 miles west on Highway 22 to McCoy Road, then turn right.


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  Latitude : 
44.69176002189783

  Longitude : 
-122.0391015369383

 



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