Shepherd Ah-Nei OHV Recreation Area - Billings

Distance: Approximately 50 miles of OHV trail

Trailhead: Staging Area Parking Lot

Tail Ends: OHV Trail System loops throughout area and ends at the parking lot.

This popular recreation area (pronounced ah knee) has a variety of uses. One portion is used almost exclusively for off-highway vehicle riding and consists of about 50 miles of trails on 1,062 acres. The other portion, about 4,000 acres, offers hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, picnicking, and bird watching opportunities.

The OHV area is open for riding from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., and the OHV parking area is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. The OHV area is subject to closure to motorized vehicle use due to wet and muddy conditions or because of fire danger. Call the 24-hour hotline for the latest information: 896-5014. Otherwise, the area is open year-round. Recreationists should take extra precaution during hunting season. ATV and motorcycle riders using the area will need to purchase a special recreation permit for each vehicle they operate. These passes may be purchased at the OHV area by using a fee envelope at the kiosk in the parking area.

USGA Map: 7.5 Minute Topographic Quadrangle Cotton Creek

Township North. Range 27 East, Sections 1 and 6.

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Phone: 406-896-5013
Fax: 406-896-5281
Toll Free: 406-896-5014

Take Highway 312 East from the old K-Mart in Billings Heights. Drive 7.7 miles to the flashing light and turn left onto Shepherd Road. Drive 4.78 miles north to Scandia Road, turn right onto Scandia Road and proceed 2.6 miles to the CA Road and turn left. The OHV parking area is on the left about 4.6 miles farther. Parking areas with access to the non-motorized portion are about 3 miles farther north.

All Year: weather permitting

6:00am - 10:00pm

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Bicycling, Bird Watching, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Motorcycling, Mountain Biking, Nature, Outdoor Activity, Photography, Picnicking, Wildlife Viewing