Appleton Area Recreational Park

Appleton Area Recreational Park

Once an old gravel mine, the Appleton Area Recreational Park covers 330 acres, including 20 miles of trails. The park is ideal for OHV enthusiasts of all skill levels, containing many miles of narrow technical trails, plus two motocross practice tracks for beginner and experienced riders. Past gravel mining activity created rolling terrain and excellent riding for the entire family. The City of Appleton is ATV and OHM-friendly, allowing travel on posted roads within city limits. This park is provided and maintained by Swift County.

Winter Use: Trails open for winter riding. Check closures page before heading out.

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More information: City of Appleton and Swift County


Swift County

From Appleton, go 1 mile east on Hwy. 59. Parking is available within the park.

  • Swift County
  • Devon Savage
  • 320-843-5341
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