ATV Off-Roading Adventure at Otter Creek Recreation Area

By Eric Griffing

ATV Off-Roading Adventure at Otter Creek Recreation Area

Kansas is known for its beautiful rolling hills and scenery that make it the perfect place to go on an off-roading adventure. There is nothing better than getting your ATV ready for a day of exploration and adventures across the vast prairies of Kansas. Experience the thrilling twists and turns of diverse terrains and enjoy some interesting stops along the way.

1. Otter Creek ATV Area

Start your day early by heading to the Otter Creek ATV Area which is located on the south side of the John Redmond Reservoir and offers over 140 acres of wooded trail to explore with your ATV. The trails contain diverse foliage and varying wildlife such as turkey and deer. 

2. Diners’ Kafe, Burlington, KS

After riding, you’re going to be hungry. Fill up your belly at the classic Diners’ Kafe in Burlington, Kansas. Their Monday-Friday menu features satisfying sandwiches such as shrimp po’boys, breaded chicken sandwiches, and burgers. Be sure to check out their daily specials. 

3. John Redmond Reservoir

Make the most of your opportunity outdoors and head out towards the north side of the recreation area to cast your reel out along one of the many banks of the John Redmond Reservoir. The lake offers many species of fish such as crappie and catfish and it’s great place to hang out and enjoy the peaceful sounds of water and wildlife. 

4. John Redmond Reservoir Dam

Head northeast along Embankment Road until you reach the John Redmond Reservoir dam. Here you can pull off and catch a glimpse one of nature’s wonders which comes in the form of a beautiful Kansas sunset along the rolling grassy hills. 

5. Riverside East Campground

Just down the road from the reservoir you can find the Riverside East Campground which is the perfect place to set up camp and call it a day. With over 43 campsites, it’s the perfect place to wind down after a long hard day on the trails. Pitching your tent and enjoying time around the campfire is the ultimate way to cap off a great ATV off-roading adventure. 

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