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Off-Road Parks List

Posted in Project Vehicles on October 1, 2010
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Photographers: John CappaCline Ranch Off Road ParkByrd's Adventure CenterArea BFE

Every couple of years, we like to revisit the state of the union of off-road parks. So, the state is: they're still hip and hot properties, and more are springing up, while very few have shut down. And many have trails and obstacles that are becoming as famous and sought-after as what's on public land. Not all are limited to Jeeps and other 4x4s-many allow ATVs, dirt bikes, and other recreational toys, and a bunch also have camping available. Here's a look at where to wheel in your area. If there's one we haven't heard of and is missing from this list, let us know!

Colorado Off Road Extreme
Agate, CO
Interesting: You'll find 800 acres with rockcrawling, mudbogs, and off-road and rally tracks

Ram Off-Road Park
Colorado Springs, CO
Interesting: Check out the XORRA racing

Moab, UT
Interesting: Waterfall on Helldorado Trail; go night wheeling during the Easter Jeep Safari week

Hot Park: AreaBFE
AreaBFE has been around since 2004, and in that time what has gained the most notoriety is Britney Spears Trail, so consider yourself warned about its difficulty. Coming soon will be a new 4x4 trail as well as a single-track trail for mountain bikers. And keep in mind that AreaBFE goes beyond wheeling activities-there's camping, hiking, geocaching, and even music festivals, rock racing, and radio-controlled rockcrawling championships.

Timber Ridge Ranch
Castana, IA
Interesting: The locale is more than 2,500 acres, and 100-plus are off-road trails

The Cliffs Insane Terrain Off-Road Park
Marseilles, IL
Interesting: Home of the Famous Mud Hole, plus trails for all levels

Badlands Off Road Park
Attica, IN
Interesting: Deep water, mud, sand, and trails on around 800 acres

Haspin Acres
Laurel, IN
Interesting: You're looking at 750 acres, with trails, camping, racing, and fishing

Rocks and Valleys Off-Road Park
Harrison, MI
Interesting: More than 200 acres of terrain: mud, hills, rocks, and other goods

Hot Park: Rocks and Valleys
It's a fairly new park-it opened in May 2009-but it already has a regular event, the Pig Gig, complete with a pig roast. Winch Hill is popular for its difficulty; try the 200-foot-long, 30-degree incline full of rocks and boulders. Python Trail is the most frequented trail, which is more than a mile long and twists and turns through the park via hillclimbs, mud, rockcrawling, and off-camber situations.

Kansas Badlands Off-Road Park
South Haven, KS
Interesting: Mud races, derbying, and, four words: truck and tractor pulls

Kansas Rocks Recreation Park
Mapleton, KS
Interesting: Scenic trails (view wildlife) and trails with names like PinBall and Robin's Rollover

Bundy Hill Off Road
Jerome, MI
Interesting: Sand, trails, mud, water, gravel, hills, and other terrain, from mild to wild

Turtle Ridge Off-Road Terrain Challenge Park
Drummond Island, MI
Interesting: Rocks, hills, mud, and everything else that sounds challenging

Twisted Trails Off Road Park
Copemish, MI
Interesting: 4x4s, ATVs, and dirt bikes; mud, trails, and race facility

Brick's Off Road Park
Poplar Bluff, MO
Interesting: Seen the Trucks Gone Wild DVDs? Action is captured here. There are 400-plus acres

Flat Nasty
Jadwin, MO
Interesting: The extreme-rated trails include names such as White Knuckle, All Day Sucker, and Devil's Throat

Hannibal Rocks
Hannibal, MO
Interesting: Stock, moderate, and extreme trails

Potawatomi Offroad Park
Fulton, MO
Interesting: Hills, rocks, trails, and mud

Southern Missouri Off Road Ranch (SMORR)
Seymour, MO
Interesting: More than 930 acres, with trails rated 1 to 5

Washita MX
Farmington, MO
Interesting: More than 20 miles of trails. It's also open to dirt bikes and ATVs

Painted Rock Adventures
Mount Perry, OH
Interesting: It's now closed to the public, but does post events on its website

Wellsville Trails
Wellsville, OH
Interesting: Mud, rocks, trails, and hills

Gray Rock ORV
Mount Olive, AL
Interesting: Trails range from "leaf looker to rock hopper"

Hawk Pride Mountain Offroad
Tuscumbia, AL
Interesting: There are trails and mud bogs; the park is 1,000 acres, and there's camping

Morris Mountain ORV Park
Delta, AL
Interesting: Mud, canyons, trails, and obstacles

Mountainside Offroad Park
Gadsden, AL
Interesting: Mud, twisties, and the Cold Chills climb, rated 5+ out of 5

Byrd's Adventure Center
Ozark, AR
Interesting: Beyond 4x4 fun, there is camping, rockclimbing, biking, kayaking, and even zip line

Hot Park: Byrd's Adventure Center
The Adventure Center came first, in 1982, and the park was added in 1996. You may recognize Byrd's name from big 4x4 events such as Memorial Day's Madness in May and Rocktoberfest over Halloween weekend. The toughest obstacle is called Pure Screaming Hell, but you don't have to spend the day purely screaming-there's a river for swimming and canoeing as well.

Superlift Off-Road Vehicle Park
Hot Springs, AR
Interesting: Trails, mud, hillclimbs, water crossings, and more for vehicles, dirt bikes, and ATVs

Horse Hole Creek
Inglis, FL
Interesting: Look at that website address: mud. Home of the Horse Hole Creek mudbog

L-Cross Extreme
Okeechobee, FL
Interesting: Mud, water, and more

East Coast Off-Road Park
Hortense, GA
Interesting: There are 450 acres for vehicle and ATV riding, as well as mud bogs

Extreme Motorsports Park
Oak Park, GA
Interesting: You'll find truck and UTV racing, an off-road park, and Miss Extreme Motorsports

River Rock Off Road Park
Milledgeville, GA
Interesting: The Spring Crawl happens here

Big Rock Off Road Park
Maysville, KY
Interesting: About 2,000 acres of 'wheeling

High Lifter Off-Road Park
Shreveport, LA
Interesting: Trails, but best known for organized racing, including mud bogs

Potosi, MO
Interesting: There are 20 miles of off-road trails, and you can also fly-fish, boat, and check out bison

Carolina Backwoods
Ash, NC
Interesting: Off-road "play area" as well as ATVs, camping, horses, and more

D-Day Adventure Park
Wyandotte, OK
Interesting: Heard of Rock Stomp? Mud and dirt drags, and there are off-road trails

Hogan's Offroad
Disney, OK
Interesting: Lots of trails, plus camping

Gulches Off Road Vehicle Park
Laurens County, SC
Interesting: Home of the Mega 4x4 Challenge. There's camping, too

Coal Creek OHV
Oliver Springs, TN
Interesting: Rocks, mud, hillclimbs...and those are on the moderate trails

Golden Mountain Park
Sparta, TN
Interesting: Two words: Bounty Hill. And, yeah, there are plenty of other trails and obstacles

Wheelin' in the Country
Summertown, TN
Interesting: Mud, rocks, ledges, and more, on about 700 acres

Wooly's Off Road
Lynnville, TN
Interesting: More than 500 acres, with rocks, trenches, hills, and mud

Barnwell Mountain Recreational Area
Gilmer, TX
Interesting: In addition to four-wheeling on the 1,800 acres, you can camp here

Brazos Valley Off-Road Ranch
Bryan/College Station, TX
Interesting: Almost 300 acres of trails, with hillclimbs and off-camber twists. High probability of rollover on some trails

Brushy Creek Motor Farm
Royse City, TX
Interesting: Mud. Mud. Mud. Mud. Mud. Mud. Mud. Mud. And, mud

Cline Ranch Offroad Park Pipe Creek, TX
Interesting: More than 400 acres of trails for all skill levels

Hot Park: Cline Ranch Off Road Park
If you're looking for serious wheeling-such as a hill called Impossible, which very few have tried, or a trail called Body Shop, which no one has run without body damage as a souvenir-then check out Cline Ranch. It's been open for a little over 10 years, and the San Antonio Jeep Exclusive and San Antonio Offroad clubs could probably vouch for the fun factor, if you don't believe us. Also check out Antenna Hill: you can see a town 25 miles away.

Gator Run Offroad Park
Easton, TX
Interesting: ATVs and trucks. See the sand drags and side-by-side mud pits, stay for the trails and obstacle courses

General Sam's Offroad Park
Huntsville, TX
Interesting: The park is 705 acres, with more than 60 being off-road trails for vehicles, ATVs, and other rides

Hidden Falls Adventure Park
Marble Falls, TX
Interesting: 3,000 acres-you can wheel, ride a motorcycle/ATV/UTV, horseback ride, hike, and bike

Katemcy Rocks
Mason, TX
Interesting: Hard: Kowboy's Arse, Hannibal Lecter. Easier: Willie's Wonka, Grit Happens

Long Ranch ORV Park
Llano, TX
Interesting: There are more than 1,300 acres-that means easy wheeling and hardcore rockcrawling

Primitive Acres Guest Ranch
Mt. Enterprise, TX
Interesting: Hills, trails, washes, camping, fishing, horses, and other stuff to do

Satan's Playground ORV
Juno, TX
Interesting: Wheeling and more wheeling for all levels of experience

Shiloh Ridge ORV Park
Alto, TX
Interesting: Has mud bogs and ATV trails

Soggy Bottom ATV Ranch
Bryan, TX
Interesting: Don't let the name discourage you. There are more than 1,000 acres of trails and mud

Texas Race City
Georgetown, TX
Interesting: There are mud drags, motocross trails, and The Mud Hole

Tire Trax Ranch Off Road Park
Rockdale, TX
Interesting: Trucks, ATVs, and bikes can all play here

Big Boys Playground
Harrisonburg, VA
Interesting: Mud hole, rock course, an MX track, truck and tractor pulls, hare scrambles, and more

Big Dogs Offroad
Gore, VA
Interesting: Various four-wheeling events happen here; there are 6,000 acres

All Wheels Off-Road Park & Tenting
Lewiston, ME
Interesting: More than 400 acres; you'll find rocks, mud, hills, and inclines

Barnyard All Terrain
Livermore, ME
Interesting: 20 acres, including side-by-side mud and sand racing, as well as a tough-truck course

Rocky Mountain Terrain Park
Carthage, ME
Interesting: 700 acres, for trucks, dirt bikes, mountain bikes, and dune buggies

Outback Off Road Adventure Park
Six Points, PA
Interesting: Hillclimbs, rocks, or mud, or you can go scenic only

Rausch Creek Off-Road Park
Joliett, PA
Interesting: Rock Creek is a large glacial deposit

Safari Off-Road Park
Alberta, Canada
Interesting: Obstacles rated 10 out of 10 and a trials course with RTI ramp are among the offerings

Sault Trussel Offroad
Sault St. Marie, Ontario
Interesting: 122 acres with 25 trails, with more to come. Terrain includes rocks, mud, and cliffs

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