Knolls OHV Recreation Area

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Knolls OHV Recreation Area


(801) 977-4300

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Nearly 36,000 acres of sand dunes, hills, and mud flats located in the Great Salt Lake Desert make a perfect OHV play area, and Knolls is less than two hours away from Salt Lake City. Tons of OHV fun is waiting, but stay within the boundaries - the Knolls OHV area does border a bombing range. Toilet facilities are available but there is no water. There is also an entrance fee.

Map of Knolls OHV Rec. Area

Latitude, Longitude: 40.723584, -113.285866



  • Camping

    No facilities are available but dispersed camping is permitted. Fire pans required. Bury your ashes. No glass bottles outside vehicles. No target shooting. No trash pick up, carry it out.

  • Off Highway Vehicles

    Basic OHV Laws and Rules:

    * Wear Your Helmet: For riders and passengers under age 18, it's the law, but all are advised everyone to wear a helmet. It can save your life. Properly worn, a helmet won't reduce vision or hearing, and helps cut out windblast. Gloves, abrasion resistant clothing, and over the ankle boots are also highly recommended * Youth, 8-15 years of age, must take the Utah Know Before You Go! certification course before operating an OHV on public land * Protect Your Privilege - Ride only in areas designated as open to OHVs - Stay on Trails * Ride on the right side of the road and in single file * Be alert to oncoming traffic, especially on blind curves or in dips and crests of hills * It is illegal to drive an OHV while under the influence of alcohol or drugs * A red or orange "whip flag" must be attached to OHVs when riding in sand dune areas * Lights must be used between sunset and sunrise * Be sure your brakes will control and stop your OHV * Mufflers with an approved spark arrestor are required on all OHVs (snowmobiles do not require spark arrestors)



80 miles west of Salt Lake City off of I-80. Take Knolls exit, and go south on overpass. Turn west onto old highway and go about .5 mile then turn south across the railroad track to enter the area.

Phone Numbers


(801) 977-4300