Turkey Creek Road FSR 167

Total Miles
0.9

Elevation

121.82 ft

Duration

0.5 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Summer, Spring, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

The Turkey Creek Road FSR 167, is the Gravel main hub road and parking section along the southern boundary of the Turkey Bay OHV Area, within the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. The road features generally easy-riding gravel for the first 3/4 of its length, crossing a few mild low water bridges and mild soft spots, from this section of the road you can connect to the E Road, 1 Road, and the Turkey Trot Youth Area. The furthest western 1/4 section is where mild off-roading begins, and eventually leads you to the first big scenic opening to view the water of Turkey Bay, this being at 36.74445, -88.08913. At this same location is a 24-hour generator camping area, a bathroom, and a picnic area, and also the starting point of several secondary orange and tertiary blue trails. This is a great foundational road to use to get around the park quickly. It is also a great road to aim for when using secondary routes as your end goal or starting point. This will lead you straight to the Gate and exit when headed East.

Difficulty

For the majority of this road, it is a well maintained gravel road with mild creek crossing low water bridges, that during heavy rain may make shallow crossings. Could potentially be 12 inches in depth in a flash flood scenario. The last 1/4 of the road suddenly features more coarse natural rock, featuring mild ruts, water collection spots, and tightening tree lines. At the tail end of this road, you come out on a soft shoreline gravel along turkey bay. This can be soft, and potential to loose traction. All this said, the trail is given a 2/10 base rating due to water potentials and loose terrain.

Technical Rating

2

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Access Description

After going through the gatehouse, continue west to the well house, at 36.74915, -88.07497, and continue straight west on the FSR 167. You are now on the trail.

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