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Hot Springs, Arkansas - SuperLift ORV - Owned and operated by SuperLift. It is located in central Arkansas, just minutes outside of Hot Springs. They are open 7 days a week. All trails are rated from Level 1 thru Level 5. Group discounts are available. Please contact the office to plan your event. You can book the park for mid-week if you have a party of 15 or more. Camping is available and costs $5.00 per night for tent sites and $20.00 per night for RV sites, which include electrical & water hookups and fire rings. There are other campsites close to the park as well as hotel lodgings nearby in Hot Springs.
DB- Dune Buggy
MC - Motorcycle
4WD - Four Wheel Drive
ATV - All-Terrian Vehicle
SMBL - Snowmobile
1. Carnegie, 18600 Corral Hollow Road, Tracy, CA. Mail: 15751 Tesla Road, Livermore, CA 94550, (925) 447-9027 or (925) 447-0426. Terrain: 1,500 acres, hill-type trail riding, hillclimbs and motocross track available. Elevations up to 1800 feet. Weather: Summer up to 105 degrees, winter mild, some rain. Open 7 days/week, 8 a.m. to sunset. Fees: Day use entrance fee $5; Camping fee $10/night. No reservations. MC, ATV & 4WD (limited).
2. Clay Pit, from Hwy. 70, west on Oroville Dam Blvd. (Hwy. 162), 2 mi. south on Larkin Rd., to entrance. Mail: c/o Lake Oroville SRA, 400 Glen Drive, Oroville, CA 95966. 220 acres. No fees. Open daily 8 a.m. to sunset. (530) 538-2200. MC, ATV, DB.
3. Hollister Hills, 7800 Cienega Rd., Hollister, CA 95023, (408) 637-3874. Terrain: 6,627 acres of mixed chaparral, oak woodlands and grasslands facility. Elevations 800 ft.-2600 ft. facility. Temperatures: summer, low-mid 90's, winter, low 60's - upper 70's. Open daily 24 hours. Fees: Day use entrance fee $4/vehicle, $6 camping. No reservations. Call for Special events information. MC, 4WD, ATV, DB, (4WD & DB call ahead).
4. Hungry Valley, 50301 Peace Valley Road, Gorman, CA, (805) 248-7007. Mail: P.O. Box 1360, Lebec, CA, 93243-1360. Terrain: Ranges from 2,600 ft. to over 8,000 ft. on adjoining Los Padres National Forest. 137 miles of OHV Trails and roads in Hungry Valley's 19,000 acres and over 150 miles of National Forest OHV routes pass through high desert, rolling hills, arroyos, scrubland and steep pine-forested mountains. 4-Wheel Drive Obstacle Course and an under 60cc fenced jumior rider play area open to the public. Motocross Track by permit only to promoters and organized clubs. 10 developed camp areas, 150 campsites with shade ramadas, fire rings, picnic tables and primitive toilets. No water. Open daily, 24 hours. Fees: Day use $4, Camping $6. No reservations. MC, ATV, 4WD.
5. Ocotillo Wells, Hwy 78, Ocotillo Wells, CA . Mail: P.O. Box 360, Borrego Springs, CA 92004, (760) 767-5391. Over 42,000 acres of desert terrain, from below sea level to 400 ft. elevations. Picnic tables, shade ramadas, fire rings and dump station available. No Water Available. Bring plenty of drinking water. Open daily, 24 hours, no reservations. No fees. MC, ATV, DB, 4WD.
6. Oceano Dunes, Pismo Beach,CA Mail: 576 Camino Mercado, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420, (805) 473-7230. 1,500 acres riding on beach and sand dunes. Hours: Day Use 6 a.m. to 11p.m. daily. Camping reservations required for holidays. Call: Destinet 1-800-444-7275, 10-56 days in advance. Fees: Day Use Entrance $4, Camping $6. MC, 4WD, ATV, DB.
7. Prairie City, 13300 White Rock Rd., Rancho Cordova, CA 95670, (916) 985-7378. 836 acres of rolling hills. Activities include: Open M/C, ATV and 4WD areas, 1/4 Midget track, Go-Kart Track, Clay Oval Track, MX Track, Mud Drags and a 4WD Obstacle Course. Call for Special Events information. Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday from 8 a.m. to Sunset. Fees: Day Use Entrance $4. No camping. MC, 4WD, ATV, DB.
MANAGED BY CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS
8. Mammoth Bar, Auburn CA. - Turn right off hwy 80 onto Auburn/Foresthill Road, go approximately 2 miles, turn right on Old Foresthill Road and follow to entrance. 1,200 acres (hills), No. Fees. Open year round, Hours: Winter; 8am-5pm, Summer; 8am-8pm. Temperature: Winter; 30°-68°, Summer; 80°-100° Auburn State Recreation Area, P.O. Box 3266, Auburn CA 95604, (530) 885-5821 or (916) 885-4527. MC, ATV.
BAKERSFIELD DISTRICT OFFICE
District Manager, 3801 Pegasus Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93308-6837, (805) 391-6000.
9. Clear Creek Management Area, 30 mi. northwest of Coalinga, CA. Mail: Hollister Resource Area, 20 Hamilton Ct., Hollister, CA 95023-2535, (408) 637-8183. CAUTION: soils, dust, and water in this area contain asbestos which can be hazardous to your health. MC, 4WD, ATV.
10. Bishop Resource Area, Mail: 785 N. Main St., Suite E, Bishop, CA 93514-2498, (760) 872-4881. Scenic semi-primitive motorized touring on back country routes in the volcanic table lands and other BLM areas. Dual Sport, MC, 4WD.
2950 Riverside., Susanville, CA 96130, (530)257-5381.
11. Fort Sage OHV Area, - 2 mi. northeast of Doyle. Contact: Eagle Lake Resource area, 2950 Riverside., Susanville, CA 96130, (530) 257-0456.
12. Samoa Dunes, Samoa Peninsula, Eureka, CA Mail: Arcata Resource Area, 1695 Heindon Road, Arcata, CA 95521-4573, (707) 825-2300. MC, 4WD, ATV, DB.
13. Black Sands Beach, 25 mi. West of Garberville, CA. Mail: Arcata Resource Area, 1695 Heindon Road, Arcata, CA 95521, (707) 825-2300. MC, 4WD, ATV, DB.
14. Chappie-Shasta ORV Area, 12 mi. north of Redding, near Shasta Dam. Mail: Redding Resource Area, 355 Hemsted Dr., Redding, CA 96002, (530) 224-2100. MC, 4WD, ATV, DB.
15. South Cow Mountain Recreation Area, 10 mi. east of Ukiah. Mail: Clear Lake Resource Area 2550 N. State Street, Ukiah, CA 95482, (707) 468-4000. MC, 4WD, ATV, DB.
16. Knoxville Recreation Area, 20 mi. North of Lake Berryessa. Mail: 2550 N. State Street, Ukiah, CA 95482, (707) 468-4000. MC, 4WD, ATV, DB.
CALIFORNIA DESERT DISTRICT OFFICE
Public lands within the California Desert provides many excellent OHV opportunities, funded in part with Green Sticker funds. In addition to open area, there are thousands of miles of primitive roads and trails. For maps and information on BLM areas, or other opportunities in the California Desert, write the Bureau of Land Management, California Desert District Office, 6221 Box Springs Blvd., Riverside, CA 92507, (909)697-5200.
17. Olancha Dunes. Located 2 miles east of Olancha on State Hwy. 190. Sand dune. Designated "Open Area" consisting of 1,000 acres. Contact: Ridgecrest Resource Area, 300 S. Richmond Rd., Ridgecrest, CA 93555, (760) 384-5400. MC, 4WD, ATV, DB.
18. Panamint Dry Lake (south). CLOSED Located 3 mi. east of Panamint Springs on Hwy 190. Dry lake bed. Designated "Open Area" of 2,240 acres. Contact: Ridgecrest Resource Area, 300 S. Richmond Rd., Ridgecrest, CA 93555, (619) 384-5400. MC, 4WD, ATV, DB.
19. Spangler Hills. Located 10 mi. north of Red Mountain on Trona Road. Rolling hills, steep mountains, open valleys and rocky terrain. Designated "Open Area", consisting of 57,000 acres. Contact: Ridgecrest Resource Area, 300 S. Richmond Rd., Ridgecrest, CA 93555, (760) 384-5400. MC, 4WD, ATV, DB.
20. Jawbone Canyon/Dove Springs. 2811 Jawbone Canyon/Dove Springs. Cantil, CA 93519, (760) 373-1146. Located 20 mi. north of Mojave on Hwy. 14. Access is Jawbone Canyon Road and Dove Springs Road. Steep canyons, hill climbs,and trail riding opportunities. Contains two Designated "Open Areas" for a total of 8,570 acres of riding opportunities.
21. Dumont Dunes. Located 30 mi. north of Baker on Hwy 127, off Dumont Dunes Rd. Steep and tall sand dunes. Designated "Open Area" of 8,150 acres. Contact: Barstow Resource Area, 2601 Barstow Rd, Barstow, CA 92311, (760) 252-6000. MC, 4WD, ATV, DB.
22. Stoddard Valley. Located between Victorville and Barstow. Adjacent to I-15. Access is Hodge and Sidewinder Roads. Rolling hills, steep mountains, open valleys. Designated "Open Area" consisting of 5,000 acres. DANGER - open mine shafts. Contact: Barstow Resource Area, 2601 Barstow Rd, Barstow, CA 92311, (760) 252-6000. MC, 4WD, ATV, DB.
23. Johnson Valley. Located 15 miles east of Lucerne Valley on Hwy 247. Access is Camp Rock, Boon and Bessemer Mine. Rolling hills, steep mountains, open valley, dry lake beds, and sand dunes. Designated "Open Area" consisting of 140,000 acres. Contact: Barstow Resource Area, 2601 Barstow Rd, Barstow, CA 92311, (760) 252-6000. MC, 4WD, ATV, DB.
24. Superstition Mountain. Located 15 miles north west of El Centro Via County Hwy S-80, Huff and Wheeler Roads. Varied terrain consisting of 13,000 acres; dry lakes, badlands, rocky mountains, and sand dunes. Military bombing range north and south of area is closed to entry. Contact: El Centro Resource Area, 1661 So. 4th Street, El Centro, CA 92243, (760) 337-4400. MC, 4WD, ATV, DB.
25. Imperial Sand Dunes (Glamis/Gecko). Approx. 22,000 acres. Located 25 Miles east of Brawley on Hwy 78. Sand Dunes. Designated "Open Area". Heavy use area. DANGER - Adjacent military bombing range. BLM Ranger Station. Contact: El Centro Resource Area, 1661 So. 4th Street, El Centro, CA 92243, (760) 337-4400. MC, 4WD, ATV, DB.
26. Plaster City. Located 15 miles west of El Centro on County Hwy S-80. Consists of 41,000 acres of rolling hills and desert flats. Military bombing range north of area is closed to entry. Contact: El Centro Resource Area, 1661 So. 4th Street, El Centro, CA 92243, (760)337-4400. MC, 4WD, ATV, 760.
27. Imperial Sand Dunes (Buttercup Valley). Approx. 11,000 acres. Located 10 miles southeast of Niland on the Niland/ Glamis Road. Sand Dunes. Designated "Open Area". Watch for closed area boundary at south end of area. Contact: El Centro Resource Area, 1661 So 4th Street, El Centro, CA 92243, (760)337-4400. MC, 4WD, ATV, DB.
28. Lark Canyon (McCain Valley). Located 70 miles east of San Diego. Exit I-8 at Boulevard. Rolling hills, riding limited to designated trails with overall wheel width of 40" or less. This area consists of 1,200 acres. Contact: (same address as above #19). MC, ATV.
29. Rasor. Located 45 mi. northwest of Barstow on Rasor Road. Sand washes and dunes, mesquite thickets. Designated "Open Area" consisting of 22,500 acres. Contact: Barstow Resource Area, 150 Coolwater Lane, Barstow, CA 92311, (760)255-8700. MC, 4WD, ATV, DB.
30. Imperial Sand Dunes (Mammoth Wash). Approx. 12,000 acres. Location is 15 miles, west of Yuma on I-80. Sand Dunes. Desig-nated "Open Area". Contact: El Centro Resource Area, 1661 So. 4th Street, El Centro, CA 92243, (760)337-4400. MC, 4WD, ATV, DB.
31. Arroyo Salado. Located 10 miles west of Hwy 86 on Hwy 78. Rolling hills and sand washes. Designated "Open Area" consisting of 4,800 acres. Adjacent to Ocotillo Wells Vehicular Recreation Area. Contact: El Centro Resource Area, 1661 So. 4th Street, El Centro, CA 92243, (760)337-4400. MC, 4WD, ATV, DB.
32. El Mirage/Shadow Mountains. Located 10 miles west of Adelanto on Crippen/El Mirage Road. Dry Lake Bed. Heavy use area. Many non-motorized and motorized recreationists including aircrafts. Area consists of 24,000 acres. Contact: Barstow Resource Area, 150 Coolwater Lane, Barstow, CA 92311, (760)255-8700. MC, 4WD, ATV, DB.
33. Rice Valley Dunes. Located 5 miles south of Rice Valley off of Hwy 62. Access is Santa Fe Road. Sand dunes. Designated "Open Area" consisting of 3,770 acres. Area of little use. DANGER-contaminated with unexploded ordinance. Contact: Palm Springs-South Coast Resource Area, 690 West Garnet Ave, N. Palm Springs, CA 92258-2000, (760)251-4800. MC6, 4WD, ATV, DB.
34. Parker Strip. Contact: Lake Havasu Field Office, 2610 Sweetwater Ave. Lake Havasu City, Arizona 86406-9070, (520) 505-1200. MC, ATV, DB.
U.S. FOREST SERVICE
35. Mt. Baldy Ranger District, 110 N. Wabash Ave., Glendora, CA 91740, (626)335-1251. MC, 4WD, ATV, DB.
36. Rowher Flat, Saugus Ranger District, 30800 Bouquet Canyon Rd., Saugus, CA 91350, (805)296-9710. MC, 4WD, ATV, DB.
37. Tujunga Ranger District, 12371 N. Little Tujunga Canyon Rd., San Fernando, CA 91341, (818)899-1900. MC, ATV, 4WD, DB.
38. Littlerock, Valermo Ranger District, 29835 Valyermo Rd., P.O. Box 15 Valyermo, CA 93563, (805)944-2187. MC, 4WD, ATV, DB.
CLEVELAND NATIONAL FOREST
Supervisor's Office, 10845 Rancho Bernardo Rd., San Diego, CA 92127-2107, (619)673-6180.
39. Corral Canyon, Descanso Ranger District, 3348 Alpine Blvd., Alpine, CA 91901, (619)637-3105. MC, 4WD, ATV.
40. Wildomar, Trabuco Ranger District, 1147 East 6th St., Corona, CA 91719, (619)276-6390. MC, 4WD, ATV.
ELDORADO NATIONAL FOREST
Information Center, 3070 Camino Heights Drive, Camino, CA 95709 (530) 622-5061.
41. Mace Mill - Rock Creek, Georgetown Ranger District, 7600 Wentworth Springs Rd., Georgetown, CA 95634, (530) 333-4312. MC, ATV.
42. Barrett Lake, Pacific Ranger District, Pollock Pines, CA 95726, (530) 644-2349. MC, 4WD, ATV.
43. Bear River Snowmobile Park, Amador Ranger District, 26820 Silver Drive Pioneer, CA 95666, (209)295-4251. SMBL, Groomed trails and snowmobile rentals.
44. Iron Mountain Sno-Park. SMBL, Groomed trails, Sno-Park parking permits required.
INYO NATIONAL FOREST
873 N. Main, Bishop, CA 93514 (760)873-2400.
45. Poleta, White Mountain Ranger District, 798 N. Main St., Bishop, CA 93514, (760)873-2500. MC, 4WD, ATV, DB.
46. Shady Rest Snowmobile Park, Mammoth Ranger District, 873 N. Main, Bishop, CA 93514, (760)924-5500. SMBL, Groomed trails.
47. Smokey Bear Flat Snowmobile Area, SMBL. Groomed trails and snowmobile rentals (760)935-4480.
48. KLAMATH NATIONAL FOREST Supervisor's Office, 1312 Fairland Rd., Yreka, CA 96097, (530) 842-6131.
49. Medicine Lake Snowmobile Park, Goosenest Ranger District, 37805 Hwy 97, Macdoel, CA 96058, (530)398-4391. SMBL.
50. Deer Mountain Snowmobile Park, Goosenest Ranger District, 37805 Hwy 97, Macdoel, CA 96058, (530)398-4391. SMBL.
LASSEN NATIONAL FOREST
Supervisor's Office, 55 So. Sacramento St., Susanville, CA 96130, (530) 257-2151.
51. Bogard Snowmobile Area, 477-050 Eagle Lake Road, Susanville, CA 96130. Call to confirm accessibility at (530) 257-4188.
52. Ashpan Snowmobile Park, Hat Creek Ranger District, Box 220, Fall River Mills, CA 96028, (530)336-5521. SMBL.
53. Morgan Summit Snowmobile Park, Almanor Ranger District, P.O. Box 767, Chester, CA 96020, (530) 258-2141. SMBL (groomed trails).
54. Jonesville Snowmobile Park, Almanor Ranger District, P.O. Box 767, Chester, CA 96020, (530) 258-2141. SMBL groomed trails.
55. Fredonyer Snowmobile Park, Eagle Lake Ranger District, 477-050 Eagle Lake Road, Susanville, CA 96130, (530) 257-4188. SMBL Groomed trails.
56. Swain Mountain Snowmobile Park, (530)257-2141.
LAKE TAHOE BASIN MANAGEMENT UNIT
U.S. Forest Service, 870 Emerald Bay Rd., Suite 1 So. Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, (530)573-2600. MC, 4WD, ATV, DB, SMBL.
57. Kings Beach, U.S. Forest Service, 870 Emerald Bay Rd., Suite 1 So. Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, (530) 573-2600. MC, 4WD, ATV, DB.
LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST
Supervisor's Office, 6144 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117, (805) 683-6711.
58. Alamo Mountain, Mt. Pinos Ranger District, Star Route, Box 400, Frazier Park, CA 93225, (805)245-3731. MC, 4WD, ATV.
59. Ballinger Canyon, Mt. Pinos Ranger District, HC1, Box 400, 34580 Lockwood Valley Rd., (805) 245-3731. MC, 4WD, ATV.
60. Black Mountain (Pozo-LaPanza), Santa Lucia Ranger District, 1616 N. Carlotti Dr., Santa Maria, CA 93454, (805)925-9538. MC, 4WD, ATV.
61. Santa Barbara Ranger District, Los Prietos Ranger Station, Star Route, Santa Barbara, CA 93105, (805) 967-3481.
62. Ortega Trail, Ojai Ranger District, 1190 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai, CA 93023, (805)646-4348. MC (4WD, call for permit requirements).
MENDOCINO NATIONAL FOREST
Supervisor's Office, 825 N. Humbolt Ave. Willows, CA 95988, (530) 934-3316.
63. Davis Flat, (Map Available) Stonyford Ranger District, 5080 Ladoga-Stonyford, Stonyford, CA 95979, (530)963-3128. MC, 4WD, ATV, DB.
64. Lake Pillsbury, Upper Lake Ranger District, 10025 Elk Mountain Rd., CA 95485, (707)275-2361. MC, 4WD, ATV, DB.
65. Elk Mountain Area, Upper Lake Ranger District, 10025 Elk Mountain Rd., CA 95485, (707)275-2361. MC, 4WD, ATV, DB.
MODOC NATIONAL FOREST
Modoc National Forest, 800 W. 12th St., Alturas, CA 96101, (530)233-5811.
66. Doorknob Trailhead, Doublehead Ranger District, P.O. Box 369, Tule Lake, CA 96134, (530)667-2246. SMBL.
PLUMAS NATIONAL FOREST
Supervisor's Office, Box 11500, 159 Lawrence, Quincy, CA 95971, (530)283-2050.
67. Gold Lake, Beckworth Ranger District P.O. Box 7, Blairsden, CA 96103, (530)836-2575. MC, 4WD, ATV, DB, SMBL Groomed snowmobile trails at Gold Lake.
68. Dixie Mountain, Beckworth Ranger District, P.O. Box 7, Blairsden, CA 96103, (530)836-2575. MC, 4WD, ATV, DB, SMBL.
69. Mosquito Creek/Antelope Lake/Lights Creek/Canyon Dam Mt. Hough, Ranger District 39697 Hwy 70 Quincy, CA 95971, (530) 283-0555.
70. Deadman Springs/Snake Lake, Mt. Hough Ranger District 39697 Hwy 70 Quincy, CA 95971, (530) 283-0555. MC, 4WD, ATV, DB, SMBL.
71. Cleghorn Bar/Poker Flat/La Porte, Feather River Ranger District, 875 Mitchell Avenue, Oroville 6500. (530) 675-2462. MC, 4WD, ATV, DB, SMBL. Groomed snowmobile trails at La Porte.
72. Big Creek/Four Trees/French Creek/Bucks Summit, Feather River Ranger District, 875 Mitchell Avenue, Oroville 6500. (530) 675-2462. MC, 4WD, ATV, DB, SMBL. Groomed snowmobile trails at La Porte.
SAN BERNARDINO NATIONAL FOREST
Supervisor's Office, 1824 Commercenter Circle, San Bernardino, CA 92408, (909)383-5588.
73. Lake Arrowhead Area, Arrowhead Ranger District, 28104 Hwy 18, P.O. Box 350, Skyforest, CA 92385, (714) 337-2444. MC, 4WD, ATV.
74. Big Bear Lake Area, Big Bear Ranger District, Box 290, Fawnskin, CA 92333, (909) 866-3437. MC, 4WD, DB.
75. San Jacinto Area, San Jacinto Ranger District, P.O. Box 518, 54270 Pinecrest, Idyllwild, CA 92349, (909) 659-2117. MC, 4WD.
76. Lytle Creek Area, Cajon Ranger District, 1209 Lytle Creek Road, Lytle Creek, CA 92358, (909) 887-2576.
SEQUOIA NATIONAL FOREST
Supervisor's Office, 900 W. Grand Ave., Porterville, CA 93257, (209) 784-1500.
77. Tule River Ranger District, 32588 Hwy 190, Springville, CA 93265, (209)539-2607. MC, SMBL.
78. Frog Meadow Area, Green Horn Ranger District, 15701 Hwy 178, Bakersfield, CA 93308, (805) 871-2223. MC, 4WD, ATV, DB.
79. Kennedy Meadows, Cannell Meadow Ranger District, 105 Whitney, Kernville, CA 93238, (760)376-3781. MC, 4WD, SMBL.
80. Quaking Aspen Snowmobile Area, Tule River Ranger District 32588 Hwy. 190 Springville, CA 93265, (209) 539-2607. SMBL.
81. Greenhorn Summit Snowmobile Area, Greenhorn Ranger District. 15701 Hwy. 178 Bakersfield, CA 93306, (805) 871-2223. SMBL.
SHASTA-TRINITY NATIONAL FOREST
Supervisor's Office, 2400 Washington Ave., Redding, CA 96001, (530) 246-5222.
82. Hayfork Area, Hayfork Ranger District, Box 159, Hayfork, CA 96041, (530)628-5227. MC, 4WD, ATV, DB.
83. McCloud Ranger District, P.O. Box 1620 McCloud, CA 96057, (530)964-2184. MC, 4WD, ATV, DB, SMBL.
84. Pilgrim Creek Snowmobile Park, McCloud Ranger District, P.O. Box 1620, McCloud, CA 96057, (530)964-2184. SMBL. Groomed trails.
SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST
Supervisor's Office, 1600 Tollhouse Rd., Clovis, CA 93611, (209) 297-0706.
85. Kings River, Kings River Ranger District, 34849 Maxon Rd., Sanger, CA 93657, (209) 855-8321. MC, 4WD, ATV, SMBL, DB.
86. Shaver Lake Area, Pineridge Ranger District, 29688 Auberry Rd, Prather, CA 93651, (209) 855-5360. MC, 4WD, ATV, DB, SMBL.
87. Hites Cove, Mariposa Ranger District, 43060 Hwy 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644, (209)683-4665. MC, 4WD, ATV, DB, SMBL.
88. Miami Creek, 41969 Hwy 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644, (209) 683-4665. MC, ATV.
89. Tamarack Ridge Sno-Park, Pineridge Ranger District 29688 Auberry Rd, Prather, CA 93651, (209)855-5360. SMBL Sno-Park parking permit is required, groomed trails.
90. Eastwood Sno-Park, Pineridge Ranger District, 29688 Auberry Rd.,P.O. Box 559, Prather, CA 93651, (209) 855-5360. MC, 4WD, ATV, DB.
91. Huntington Lake Sno-Park, Pineridge Ranger District, 29688 Auberry Rd., P.O. Box 559, Prather, CA 93651, (209) 855-5360. MC, 4WD, ATV, DB, SMBL.
SIX RIVERS NATIONAL FOREST
Supervisor's Office, 1330 Bayshore Way, Eureka, CA 95501-3834, (707) 442-1721. MC, 4WD, ATV, SMBL.
92. Smith Rivers NRA, P.O. Box 228, 10600 Hwy 199 North, Gasquet, CA 95543, (707) 457-3131. 4WD, ATV.
STANISLAUS NATIONAL FOREST
Supervisor's Office, 19777 Greenley Rd., Sonora, CA 95370, (209) 532-3671. MC, 4WD, ATV, SMBL, DB.
93. Niagara Ridge Area/Herring Creek Area, Summit Ranger District, 1 Pine Crest Lake Rd., Pine Crest, CA 95364, (209) 965-3434. MC, 4WD, ATV, DB, SMBL.
94. Date Flat Area/Moore Creek Area, Groveland Ranger District, 24545 Old Hwy 120, Groveland, CA 95321, (209) 962-7825. MC, 4WD, ATV, DB.
95. Deer Creek Area/Hull Creek Area, Mi-wuk Ranger District, P.O. Box 100, Mi-wuk Village, CA 95346, (209) 586-3234. MC, 4WD, ATV, DB.
96. Corral Hollow/Spicer, Calaveras Ranger District, P.O. Box 500, Hathaway Pines, CA 95233, (209)795-1381. MC, 4WD, ATV, DB, SMBL.
97. Lake Alpine Sno-Park, Calaveras Ranger District P.O. Box 500 Hathaway Pines, CA 95233, (209)795-1381. SMBL. Sno-Park parking permits required, groomed trails, Yield to cross-country skiers.
98. Foresthill OHV Area, Foresthill Ranger District, 22830 Foresthill Road, Foresthill, CA 95631, (530)478-6254. MC, ATV.
99. Sierraville Ranger District, 317 So. Lincoln St., P.O. Box 95, Sierraville, CA 96126, (530)994-3401. 4WD, SMBL, DB.
100. Nevada City Ranger District, 631 Coyote St., P.O. Box 6003, Nevada City, CA 95959, (530)265-4531. 4WD, SMBL, DB.
101. Fordyce Jeep Trail, Nevada City Ranger District, Hwy 49 & Coyote St., Nevada City, CA 95959, (530) 265-4531. MC, 4WD, ATV.
102. Truckee Ranger District, 10342 Hwy 89 No., Truckee, CA 96161, (530)478-6257. MC, 4WD, SMBL, DB.
103. Little Truckee Summit, Sierraville Ranger District. SMBL, groomed trails and snowmobile rentals. (530)994-3401.
104. Prosser Hills Area, Truckee Ranger District. MC, ATV, SMBL, 4WD. (530)587-3558.
105. China Wall Snowmobile Park, Foresthill Ranger District. Groomed trails. (530)367-2224.
106. Downieville Ranger District, 15924 Hwy 49, Camptonville, CA 95922, (530)478-6253. MC, 4WD, SMBL, DB.
107. Bassetts Snowmobile Park, Downieville Ranger District. SMBL, groomed trails and snowmobile rentals. (530)288-3231.
108. Yuba Pass Sno-Park, Sierraville Ranger District. SMBL, groomed trails, Sno-Park parking permit required. (530)862-1297.
109. Cisco Grove Sno-Park, Contact Thousand Trails Camping Resort for snow conditions for snowmobiles (530)426-3362. Sno-Park parking permits required.
110. Donner Summit Sno-Park, snowmobiles allowed up road to Castle Peak, North side of I-80 Yield to cross-country skiers! Contact Truckee Ranger District. Sno-Park parking permit required. Unload on north side of I-80 then park in Sno-Park. (530)582-7892.
TOIYABE NATIONAL FOREST
Supervisor's Office, 1200 Franklin Way, Sparks, NV 89431, (702)355-5300.
111. Monitor Pass, Carson Ranger District, 1536 S. Carson St., Carson City, NV 89701, (702)882-2766. SMBL.
112. Hope Valley-Blue Lakes, Carson Ranger, 1536 S. Carson St., Carson City, NV 92243-4561, (702)882-2766. Groomed trails and snowmobile rentals. (SMBL unsuitable in some areas. Check before you go.)
Other Cities, Counties, or Other Jurisdictions
113. Frank Raines-Deer Creek OHV Park, Del Puerto Canyon Rd., 25 mi. west of Patterson, CA 95363. Mail: Dept. of Parks & Recreation, 1716 Morgan Rd., Modesto, CA 95351, (408) 897-3127. Fees: $2 per vehicle, $12.00 per vehicle-developed camping; $10.00 per vehicle-undeveloped camping. 860 acres, steep terrain. Open sunrise to sunset. MC, 4WD, ATV, DB.
114. Glen Helen OHV Park, 18585 Verdemont Ranch Rd., near San Bernardino, CA. Mail: P.O. Box 6950, San Bernardino, CA 92412. General Office (909) 880-3090; 300 acres. Practice Riding - Thur., Sat. & Sun. Practice Riding information: 1-800-386-4469. Fee $15.00 per vehicle. No camping. MC, BMX, ATV.
115. La Grange ORV Park, Hwy J-59, 2-1/2 mi. south of La Grange, CA. Mail: Dept. of Parks & Recreation, 1716 Morgan Rd., Modesto, CA 95351, (209) 853-2448. Fees: $10.00 per vehicle for undeveloped and $12.00 for developed camping. Day Use $2.00 per vehicle. 126 acres. Open daily, sunrise to sunset. MC, 4WD, ATV.
116. Park Moabi, Park Moabi Road, Needles, CA 92363. Mail: 825 E. Third Street, San Bernardino, CA 92415, (760) 326-3831. Fees: Camping: Regular: Mon.-Thur. $10.00; Fri., Sat. & Sun. $12.00. Hook-up: Mon.-Thur. $18.00 - Fri., Sat. & Sun. $20.00: Group Camping: $15/Vehicle. Day Use: $6.00. MC, ATV.
117. Riverfront Park ORV Area, B12 Johnson Dr., Marysville, CA. Mail: Dept. of Parks & Recreation, 526 "C" Street., Marysville, CA 95901, (530) 741-6644. MC, 4WD, ATV, DB.
118. County of Santa Clara Motorcycle Park, Metcalf Rd., near Hwy 101, 15 mi. south of San Jose, CA. Mail: Parks & Recreation Dept., 298 Garden Hill Dr., Los Gatos, CA 95030, (408) 226-5223. Helmets required. MC, ATV.
119. North Tahoe Public Utilities District, Recreation & Parks Dept. Mail: P.O. Box 139, Tahoe Vista, CA 96148, (530) 546-7248. SMBL.
120. Black Butte Lake, 8 mi. west of City of Orland (I-5). For information, contact Corps of Engineers, Black Butte Lake. Mail: 19225 Newville Road, Orland, CA 95963-8901. Open from June to February. Riding area closes at sunset. (530)865-4781. MC, ATV.
121. Laguna Seca Recreation Area, 1025 Monterey Hwy 68, Salinas, CA 93908 (408)755-4899, Events Info. (800)593-8368. MC, ATV.
122. Tulare Cycle Park, on Paige Ave. 3 miles west of Hwy 99, take the Paige Ave. exit off Hwy 99. Mail: City of Tulare Parks, 830 South Blackstone St., Tulare, CA 93274, (209) 685-0503. Schedule and fee vary by event. MC, ATV.
123. Hanford Cycle Park, Hwy 198 to 10 Ave., go South to Fairgrounds, 810 South 10th. Mail: 847 E. Lacey Blvd., Hanford, CA 93230. (209)583-1174 or (209)582-6716. Schedule and fees vary by event. MC, ATV.
124. City of Porterville OHV Park, take Scranton Ave. off Hwy 190, go left on West Rd., Mail: City of Porterville Parks, P.O. Box 432, Porterville, CA 93258-0437. (209)782-4010. Fees $5.00 per MC or Quad, $1.00 per spectator, open 8am to 3pm on Saturdays, except in case of rain. MC, ATV.
125. Kern Plateau, Kernville Ranger Station PO Box 6, 105 Whitney Road Kernville, CA 93238 (760)376-3781 (Voice/ext. 202 TDD)
126. LOS COYOTES INDIAN RESERVATION
Los Coyotes is a private preserve that is operated by the Los Coyotes Band of Luiseno Indians. It offers a variety of offroading adventures from easy to very challenging. Most otfthe very-challenging obsitlces have a bypass route for those that are not interested in anything more than watching the extreme offroaders. There are a couple of very challenging routes that do not have a bypass, one of them is a very steep downhill run that requires a spotter. Since it is impossible to go up, then all are encouraged to listen very carefully to the spotter and have fun. The other very challenging routes will require you to turn around and go back the way you came, Ball Bearing Hill is about the only instance that I can think of where you will need to go back the way you came.
The indians charge admission to the reservation, and the only access is the front gate. They offer primitive camping, there are no hookups for motorhomes, but there are at least a hundred sites where the motorhomes will wait patiently for you to get back from a long day of wheeling. You can enjoy a day trip of wheeling for $15, overnight trips are $20 for tent campers and $25 for RVs. There is extreme fire danger during the summer months, so PLEASE keep the campfires controlled, and only camp in designated overnight camping spots. There are picnic spots scattered around the reservation, and the indians get very annoyed when overnighters use these sites. When you pay your admissions fee, you will get a pretty good map of the reservation, if you manage to arrive when the office is closed, stop by on your way out and pay your fees. The indians can close the reservation whenever they want, so please do not be the idiot that makes them pull the plug ...
From Los Angeles -- Take I-15 south to Temecula and exit Highway 79 South (be careful to not use 79 North). turn left under the freeway and proceed to the small community of Warner Springs. You should top off the gas tank in Warner Springs. There is a golf club here that I have heard has a very good dining room, but I have never been. This might be an alternative to the can of beans you normally eat while camping. NOT, nevermind ...
After topping off the tank, proceed another 100 yards, or so, to Camino San Ignacio (there is a sign pointing to the reservation). Turn left onto Camino San Ignacio and proceed about 8 miles to the gate. You can air down at the gate, or you can proceed another 3 miles to the main camping area and air down there. There is a loop trail that heads off up the hill on the left. After making the loop, you will come back into camp from the trail on the right.
California Desert District - Many BLM Areas
4-Wheeling the Lippincott Mine Road - Death Valley
Anza-Borrego Desert SP 4WD Trails
California Desert District - Many BLM Areas
4-Wheeling the Lippincott Mine Road - Death Valley
Piercing the Heart of the Panamints via Goler Canyon - Death Valley NP
The Racetrack Playa - Death Valley NP
Titus Canyon Tour - Death Valley NP
Two-Desert Jeep Tour - Old Dale & Gold Crown Roads - Joshua Tree N
BACKCOUNTRY & 4X4 in Death Valley
Death Valley has many unpaved backcountry roads. A vehicle with high-clearance will be necessary for all of the roads described below, but four wheel-drive may also be required to traverse some of the rougher roads. Please inquire at the ranger stations for additional information and current road conditions. Please stay on established roads and drive carefully.
Big Four Mine
Cerro Gordo / Swansea Loop
Cottonwood / Marble Canyons
Death Valley-Big Pine Road
Gold Valley / Greenwater Valley
Hall Canyon - Now Closed to Motor Vehicles
Harry Wade Road
Hunter Mountain / Hidden Valley
Lee Flat Road
Owl Hole Spring Road
Panamint Valley - East Side Road
Papoose Flat / Northern Inyos
Pleasant Canyon / South Park Canyon Loop
Racetrack / Teakettle Junction
Steel Pass - Saline Valley to Eureka Valley
Surprise Canyon - Now Closed to Motor Vehicles
Tucki Mine Road
Warm Springs Canyon / Butte Valley / Goler Wash
Colorado - Places To Go
Big Cypress Swamp & Bear Island (in the Florida Everglades) - These locations have a great trail network for 4 wheelin'. You need specific equipment, minimum tire size, and a maximum weight is allowed, you must also have your vehicle weighed first. (Permit & Safety Kit required
CADIZ, KY — A 2,500-acre area in the Land Between the Lakes, Turkey Bay is a 40-mile-long area between Kentucky and Barkley lakes in Western Kentucky and Tennessee, and a refuge for four-wheel and trail bike enthusiasts. More info can be had at the Golden Pond visitors center, the Homeplace 1850s interpretive farm, the Elk & Bison Prairie, the Nature Center or Brandon Springs group camping facility.
Dycusburg, KY - Paddy's Bluff Retreat - A privately-owned tract of approximately 650 acres lying along the Cumberland River in southwestern Kentucky approximately 3 hours south west of Louisville, KY. It is owned and operated by John Travis. They are open only on weekends and the times of operation are different depending upon the season (see below). During the summer they have events, and, they offer primitive camping and showers.
Harlan County, KY - Black Mountain Off-Road Adventure Area - Since opening in 2005, Black Mountain Off-Road Adventure Area has became a top off-road destination in the United States. Over 200 miles of trails on more than 7,000 acres accommodates ATV, 4x4 and dirtbike enthusiasts alike. Trails are rated by difficulty and signed for easy navigation.
Harlan County, KY - Little Shepherd Trail / Kentenia State Forest - Kentucky Highway 1679, "Little Shepherd Trail", is a 38-mile narrow road on the crest of Pine Mountain from US 421 east of Harlan to US 119 south of Whitesburg. This serpetine route twists though numerous refreshing overlooks and massive, spine-like rock out-croppings. Paved sections are easily traversed, while mountain bikers and hikers greatly enjoy the more remote sections of this route. If you drive, a 4x4 vehicle is recommended. Licensed vehicles only. ATVs not permitted.
Harlan County, KY - Hensley Settlement — Atop Brush Mountain at the end of a seven-mile rugged wagon road, this historic settlement was established in 1904 and occupied until 1951. Stroll down fence-lined lanes, step into the blacksmith's shop, look into the springhouse and sit in the one-room schoolhouse. Licensed vehicles only. ATVs not permitted. No vehicles permitted inside settlement.
Lockport, KY - HillzNHollarz - Being operated as a non-profit entity, and there are bunch of changes on-going. The park is managed by Joe Lawson. They are open on weekends and by reservation during the week. Grand opening on Fri-Sun. March 30th-April 1st. The park management has secured a deeded 954 acres of off-road land, and they are busy right now cutting trails throughout it all. The park offers primitive camping at this time. They are installing RV hook-ups that will be available shortly. Showers will be put in within the next 90 days as well as the completion of a small general store/parts store. They report that they have parking for 350-400 trucks and trailers.
Maysville, KY - Big Rock - A total of approximately 2,000 acres with a 500 acre riding area for full-size vehicles in northeastern Kentucky about 1 hour southeast of Cincinnati, OH. It is owned and operated by Duke. They are open 363 days a year (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas) and their hours of operation are from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm in the winter and 9:00 am to 6:00 pm in the summer.
Assateague Island National Seashore -
Beach driving is allowed.
There is a fee of $60.00 per vehicle per year and you are required to have at least a factory jack,
a board large enough to support it, a chain, rope or cable 15 ft. long, and a low pressure tire gauge.
As well as your vehicle must be licensed, inspected etc. to your states regulations.
Upon entering the park you will have to purchase a park pass that allows you access for 7 days.
Pets are not allowed in the park! You can drive either a 2 or 4 wheel drive vehicle on the beach.
If you need any more info please E-mail me: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks Greg & Jean.
Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket are surrounded by beautiful scenic beaches. There are beaches on the bay side and beaches on the ocean side. Some beaches require season permits, while others are free and open to the public. Come explore the beaches of the Cape and Islands!
Craigville Beach: located off Craigville Beach Road on Nantucket Sound. It's one of the Cape's most popular beaches.
Hathaway's Pond: freshwater swimming located off Phinney's Lane in Hyannis
Kalmus Beach: located on the Lewis Bay at the end of Ocean Street in Hyannis. Kalmus is a popular location for windsurfing.
Sandy Neck Beach: located on the Cape's Bay side in West Barnstable. Large dunes and a six-mile sand spit may be found here. Kids love to play in the many shallow pools that form here at low tide. Sandy Neck offers showers and a snack bar.
Sea Street (Keye's) Beach: at the end of Sea Street in Hyannis
Veterans Park Beach: behind the Kennedy Memorial on Ocean Street, Hyannis
Covell's: on Cragville Beach Road in Centerville
Doses: on East Bay Road in Osterville
East Beach: on Iyanough Avenue in Hyannisport
Hamblins Pond: Route 149 in Marstons Mills
Joshua's Pond: Tower Hill Road in Osterville
Loop Beach: on Ocean View Avenue in Cotuit
Lovell's Pond: on Newtown Road in Marstons Mills
Millway Beach: on Millway in Barnstable
Wequaquet Lake: off of Shoot Flying Hill Road in Centerville
Barlows Landing: Off of Route 28 in Pocasset
Electric Ave. (Buzzards Bay Beach): Off Electric Ave. in Buzzards Bay
Hen Cove Harbor: Off of Shore Road and Circuit Avenue in Pocasset
Monument Beach: Looks out onto the Cape Cod Canal, located off Route 28 in Bourne. Monument has a snack bar and bathroom facilities.
Queen Sewell: Off Puritan Road in Buzzards Bay
Sagamore Beach: Off of Scusset Beach Road in Sagamore
Scusset Neck: Off of Scusset Beach Road in Bourne
Squeteague Harbor: Ocean side beach off of Scraggy Neck and Squeteague Roads in Cataumet
Picture Lake: Off of Country Road in Pocasset
Breakwater Beach: A bayside beach off Breakwater Road, off 6A; near the Brewster General Store
Crosby Landing Beach: A bayside beach on Crosby Landing Road, off 6A; about 1.5 miles before the Orleans town line on Route 6A
Ellis Landing Beach: A bayside beach on Ellis Landing Road, off 6A; about 2 miles before the Orleans town line on Route 6A
Linnell Landing Beach: A bayside beach on Linnell Landing Road, off 6A; about 1.75 miles before the Orleans town line
Paine's Creek Beach: A bayside beach on Paine's Creek Road; 1.5 miles west past the intersection of Route 137 and 6A
Point of Rocks Beach: A bayside beach off Point of Rocks Road, off Route 6A; 1 mile east of the intersection of 6A and Route 124
Robbins Hill Beach: A bayside beach 1 mile off Lower Road, which intersects with Route 6A
Nickerson State Park Beach: In Nickerson Park off of 6A in Brewster
Saint's Landing:A bayside beach 1 mile off Lower Road, which intersects with Route 6A
Long Pond: Off of Mammon Drive in Brewster
Upper Mill Pond: Off of Run Hill Road in Brewster
Cockle Cove Beach: On the waters of Nantucket Sound, off Route 28 at the end of Cockle Cove Road
Forest Street Beach: At the end of Forest Street, south of Route 28
Goose Pond: Kettlehole pond off of Queen Anne Road
Hardings Beach: Off Harding's Beach Road; off of Route 28 and Barn Hill Road
Lighthouse Beach: Ocean side beach off of Shore Road
North Beach: Ocean beach, requires oversand permit or get to it by water taxi, out of Chatham fish pier
Oyster Pond: Small beach on saltwater inlet, off Stage Harbor Road; requires a sticker
Pleasant Bay: Off of Route 28
Pleasant Street Beach: On Nantucket Sound, located next to Forest Street Beach
Ridgevale Beach: A public beach on Nantucket Sound, off Ridgevale Road; off Route 28
Schoolhouse Pond: Freshwater pond, off of Queen Anne Road; requires sticker
White Pond: Freshwater pond, off of Queen Anne Road
Bayview Beach: Off Route 6A, on the bay side
Chapin Memorial Beach: Off Route 6A in Dennis Village, on the bay side; on Dr. Bottero Road
Cold Storage Beach: A bayside beach in East Dennis off School Street and Cold Storage Road
Corporation Beach: Off Route 6A on Corporation Road, on the bay side
Depot Street Beach: Depot Street off Lower County Road
Glendon Road Beach: Off Route 28, on the Atlantic side; Old Wharf Road off Lower County Road
Harborview Beach: Off Route 6A, on the bay side; residents only
Haigis Beach : Off Route 28, on the Atlantic side; off Lower County Road in Dennisport
Horsefoot Path Beach: Off Route 6A, on the bay side
Howes Beach: Off Route 6A, on the bay side
Inman Road Beach: Off Route 28, on the Atlantic side; Lower County Raod to Inman Road in Dennisport
Mayflower Beach: Off Route 6A, on the bay side
Sea Street Beach: Off Route 28, on the Atlantic side; in Dennisport
South Village Road Beach: Off Route 28, on the Atlantic side
West Dennis Beach: A mile-long beach with a bathhouse, restrooms, boardwalk, and plenty of parking; off Lighthouse Lane in West Dennis
Campground Beach: A bayside beach located off Massasoit Road, off Route 6
Coast Guard Beach: An oceanside beach maintained by the Cape Cod National Seashore; no parking is available; shuttle service from a large parking lot off Nauset Road
Cole Road Beach: A bayside beach located off Cole Road, off Herringbrook Road
Cooks Brook Beach: A bayside beach in North Eastham; off Cooks Brook Road, off Massasoit Road
First Encounter Beach: Located at the end of Samoset Road, off Route 6; site of the Pilgrims' first encounter with the Native Americans
Kingsbury Beach: A bayside beach located off Kingsbury Beach Road, off Route 6
Nauset Light Beach: An oceanside beach, maintained by the Cape Cod National Seashore; a very popular site; follow Brackett Road off of Route 6
Sunken Meadow Beach: A bayside beach located off Massasoit Road, off Route 6
Thumpertown Beach: A bayside beach off Thumpertown Road, off Herringbrook Road
Great Pond: Fresh water, off of Great Pond Road
Herring Pond: Fresh water, off of Crosby Village Road
Wiley Park: Fresh water, off of Herringbrook Road
Chapoquoit: Bayside beach off Chapoquoit Road in West Falmouth
Megansett Beach: Bayside beach off County Road in West Falmouth
Old Silver Beach: Bayside beach off Quaker Road in North Falmouth; non-resident parking $20
Wood Neck Beach: Bayside beach off Palmer Avenue and Sippewissett Road
Bristol Beach: Sound beach off of Menauhant Road
Falmouth Heights Beach: Sound beach, take Falmouth Heights Road to Grand Avenue
Menauhant Beach: Sound beach off Menauhant Road in East Falmouth; non-resident parking $10
Stoney Beach: Sound beach north of Woods Hole Drive, in Woods Hole
Surf Drive Beach: Sound beach located on Surf Drive
Bank Street Beach: Located on Nantucket Sound near Harwichport center; at the end of Bank Street
Bucks Pond Beach: Fresh water beach off of Route 39
Earl Road Beach: Earl Road, off of Lower County Road
Fernandes Bog: Off of Long Pond Drive, between Routes 137 and 124
Long Pond: A large freshwater pond located off of Routes 124 and 137
Pleasant Bay: Off of 28 on Pleasant Road in West Harwich; limited parking available
Red River Beach: One of Harwich's larger beaches, off Route 28
Sand Pond: Near town center, on Great Western Road
Poponessett Beach: Located off Shore Road in South Mashpee
South Cape Beach: Located on Great Oak Road; great fishing and a concession stand, parking, and restrooms
Attaquin Park (Mashpee/Wakeby Lake): Freshwater lake located in Mashpee off Route 130
Johns Pond: Freshwater pond located off Route 151 and Currier Road
Aquinnah Public Beach (Moshup Beach): Off of Moshup Trail; paid parking in summer only
East Beach: Located on Chappiquiddick Island; fee for non-members
Eastville Beach: Located at the bridge between Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven
Fuller Street Beach: Located at the end of Fuller Street in Edgartown. It has a great view of the harbor traffic.
Joseph Sylvia State Beach: Located between Oak Bluffs and Edgartown on the Nantucket Sound. It is accessible by Beach Road and the bike path. It has small waves and shallow water, perfect for the kids! The Edgartown end of the beach is known as Bend-in-the-Road Beach
Lake Tashmoo Beach (Herring Creek Beach): At the end of Herring Creek Road in Edgartown
Lighthouse Beach: A harbor beach at Starbuck's Neck in Edgartown
Long Point Beach: Located at Long Point Wildlife Refuge, off of Waldron's Bottom Road. A nice pond adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean, great for kids of all ages!
Menemsha Beach: Next to Menemsha Harbor
Norton Point: On the south shore of Edgartown at the end of Katama Road
Oak Bluffs Town Beach: Located off Lake Avenue on the Nantucket Sound side of Oaks Bluff
Owen Park Beach: Harbor beach located off Main Street in Vineyard Haven; on Vineyard Haven Harbor
South Beach State Park: Located on the ocean side of Edgartown
Tisbury Town Beach (Owen Little Way Town Beach): Off of Owen Little Way, next to the Yacht Club
Head of the Pond Beach: Located in Aquinnah
Lambert's Cove Beach : Located in West Tisbury
Lobsterville Beach: Located in Aquinnah
Lucy Vincent Beach: Located in Chilmark
Philbin Beach: Located in Aquinnah
Squibnocket Beach: Located in Chilmark
Brant Point: Located on the Nantucket Sound side of the island
Children's Beach: Located on the Nantucket Harbor, ideal beach for children
Francis Street Beach: Located on the Nantucket Sound side of the island near downtown
Miacomet: Located at the end of Miacomet Road
Cisco: Located at the end of Hummock Pond Road
Jetties Beach: Located on the Nantucket Sound side of the island, great for families
Dionis: Located on the Nantucket Sound side of the island, good beach for children
Madaket Beach: Located on the southwest side of the island in Madaket
South Beach: Off Washington Street near downtown Nantucket
Surfside Beach: At the end of Surfside Road, good beach for families
Siasconset: On the southeast corner of the island in Siasconset; off Low Beach Road
Nauset Beach: Located at the end of Beach Road in East Orleans on the ocean side; restrooms and food available
Skaket Beach: A bayside beach off of Skaket Beach Road; a great place to view a sunset
Pilgrim Lake: Fresh water beach on Monument Road off of Main Street
Herring Cove Beach: At the tip of the Cape; a narrow ocean beach with parking almost directly on the beach; maintained by the Cape Cod National Seashore; restrooms and food available
Race Point Beach: Off Route 6; an ocean beach that is good for surf-fishing; maintained by the Cape Cod National Seashore
Harbor Beach: Runs parallel to Commercial Street, along the bayside; park at MacMillan Wharf
Long Point Beach: At the very tip of the Cape where Long Point Lighthouse signals; access by water shuttle or walk from end of Commercial Street
Hatches Harbor: Off of Herring Cove, access by walking or beach vehicle
East Sandwich Beach: Off Ploughed Neck Road off Route 6A
Sandwich Town Beach: On Town Neck Road; has a boardwalk over the marsh on the way to the beach
Sandy Neck Beach: A bayside beach that extends into Barnstable; four wheel vehicle access
Mashpee-Wakeby Pond Beach: Fresh water pond off of Sandwich-Cotuit Road
Ballston Beach: Off of North Pamet Road on the ocean side; also called Pamet Beach
Head of The Meadow Beach: Ocean side beach in North Truro; off Head of the Meadow Road Road; fee required
Long Nook: On the ocean side; at the end of Longnook Road off Route 6
High Head: Off Route 6 on the ocean side; at the end of High Head Road; four wheel vehicle access
Coast Guard Beach: On the ocean side; at the end of Coast Guard Road
Hopper Beach: Ocean side beach off of Route 6; four wheel vehicle access
Pilgrim Beach: A narrow bayside beach off of Route 6A
Pond Village Beach: A bayside beach off of Route 6A
Corn Hill Beach: A bayside beach on Corn Hill Road; great view of Provincetown; fee required
Fisher Road Beach: Off Route 6 and Old County Road on the bayside
Great Hollow Beach: A bayside beach off Route 6 on Great Hollow Road
Ryder Beach: A bayside beach off Route 6; off Prince Valley and Ryder Beach Roads
Cahoon Hollow Beach: An ocean side beach at the end of Cahoon Hollow Road, off Route 6
Lecounts Hollow Beach (Maguires Landing): An ocean side beach 2.5 miles north of the Eastham line; off Lecount Hollow Road
Marconi Beach: An ocean side beach maintained by the Cape Cod National Seashore; off Route 6 in South Wellfleet
Newcomb Hollow Beach: An ocean side beach almost at the Truro line; off Gross Hill Road
White Crest Beach: An ocean side beach off of Ocean View Drive; up from Lecount Hollow Beach
Mayo Beach: A bayside beach on Commercial Street off of Route 6
Powers Landing: A bayside beach off of Chequesset Neck Road
Duck Harbor: A bayside beach off of Duck Harbor Road, off of Chequesset Neck Road
Indian Neck: A bayside beach off of Pilgrim Spring Road
Great Pond: Off of Cahoon Hollow Road off Route 6
Gull Pond: Off of Gull Pond Road off Route 6
Long Pond: Off of Long Pond Road off Route 6
Bass Hole Beach (Gray's Beach): Overlooking Bass Hole in Yarmouthport; at the end of Center Street; free parking
Bass River Beach (Smuggler's Beach): At the end of South Shore Drive, off Old Main; fee required
Bay View Beach: Overlooking Nantucket Sound; almost at the Barnstable town line; free parking
Colonial Acres Beach: On Bay View Street off of Lewis Bay Road; free parking
Englewood Beach: Located on Berry Avenue; free parking
Parkers River Beach: Off of South Shore Drive; fee required
Rucknick's Beach: Located west of Sea Gull Beach on Sea Gull Beach Road
Sea Gull Beach: Off of Sea View Avenue; the largest Yarmouth Beach; fee required
Sea View Beach: Off Route 28 in West Yarmouth; on South Shore Drive
Windmill Beach: On River Street near the Bass River; free parking
Middle Beach: Off of South Shore Drive; residents only
Near Cape Cod Massachusetts — You can legally drive the beach on Chappaquiddick (the little island next to Martha's Vinyard) for a fee (I think it's $20 or $40 ) I'm unsure of the equipment required but tow hooks and ample clearance are a typical good measure. The beach is fairly isolated off season and there can be serious surf during the right weather. This location also provides for excellent surf fishing for striped bass and Bluefish - even brown sharks. You might recall the story of Ted Kennedy driving the car off the bridge? Well, they've recently rebuilt that bridge and you drive over that to get out to the beach. From the ferry to Martha's Vinyard you drive to Edgartown and board the "On-Time" ferry (3 cars) to get to Chappy. There, you follow the Chappaquiddick road to Dike Road and you'll run right to the bridge and the hut where you purchase your permit. Just in case you are unfamiliar with Martha's Vinyard, it is an island off of the south shore of Cape Cod Massachusetts. Happy Driving. Thanks Rick H.
Silver Lake - I can tell you that its a pretty sweet place and anticipate a long wait especially on holidays. I arrived at 6 am and had a 3 plus hour wait after the gates opened. Is really crowded, so be prepared for anything. Since it is a state park, all the state park rules apply. For sure you won't want to leave even if you have mishaps. Literally, you won't want to leave, you may not get back in. Honestly, I think it's way over crowded and as a suggestion if you aren't big on sand, it's not a place for you. The terrain is ALL sand and hills. The season opening is on Memorial Day weekend. (This web sight rocks! Keep up the good work.) Thanks for your help Joe in Battle Creek, MI.
Glacier National Park - Experience Glacier's pristine forests, alpine meadows, rugged mountains, and spectacular lakes. With over 700 miles of trails, Glacier is a hiker's paradise for adventurous visitors seeking wilderness and solitude. Relive the days of old through historic chalets, lodges, transportation, and stories of Native Americans. Explore Glacier National Park and discover what awaits you.
Nevada - Places To Go
TOIYABE NATIONAL FOREST
Supervisor's Office, 1200 Franklin Way, Sparks, NV 89431, (702) 355-5300.
1. Monitor Pass, Carson Ranger District,1536 S. Carson St., Carson City, NV 89701, (702) 882-2766. SMBL.
2. Hope Valley-Blue Lakes, Carson Ranger,1536 S. Carson St., Carson City, NV 92243-4561, (702) 882-2766. Groomed trails and snowmobile rentals. (SMBL unsuitable in some areas. Check before you go.)
Bitter Springs Trail near Las Vegas.
Mengel Pass Trail - The Mengel Pass Trail is the only remaining open trail that traverses the Panamint Range in Death Valley National Park. It features remains of old gold and talc mines, the Barker Ranch where Charles Manson was captured, beautiful desert vistas, and the fantastic twisting Goler Canyon. The trail had a difficulty rating of 2 1/2 when we ran it two years. The storms of 2005 have definitely changed the trail. Mengel Pass is rockier and the 2 rock waterfalls in Goler Canyon have grown to 3 difficult ones. Just before the mouth of the canyon is a huge rock which you have to climb over and this provved to be the most difficult obstacle. It is a long trail, 50 miles of dirt, but also one of the best trails in Death Valley (a scenic 10). See below for the recent pictures.
Red Rock Canyon Mountain Springs - Something-for-Everyone
Tradewinds RV Park is between Kingman and Bullhead City, about 100 miles south of Las Vegas. Has some of the best off-road trails and weather in the country. We welcome groups to visit and stay at our park to enjoy the fantastic off-roading. Last year Toy Hauler Adventures came with 17 rigs and 32 Polaris Rangers, and stayed for 3-4 days and were absolutely thrilled their entire time. Some of their runs were in excess of 40 miles. You can drive your off-road vehicles in the park (at 5 mph) and hit the trails without ever driving on a paved surface. We have off-road trails from flat trails to mountain slopes to rock climbing. We also have a recreation room for your parties/meetings, large portable outdoor grill, horseshoe pits and fire pits throughout the park. We are close to the mining town of Oatman, AZ, Laughlin, Nevada and Kingman, AZ. Located in the high Arizona desert, we have Great mountain views, plenty of space for hiking, and off-road quadding, rockhounding and Jeeping with easy access to horse trails. You will find us nestled just behind the "Off-Road Diner and Bar." which serves up some of the best food in the southwest.
U.S. Route 50 - The Loneliest Road in America.
Off-Roading has become increasingly popular in NJ's Pine Barrens and it's 4x4 trails. Wharton State Forest alone has over 500 miles of unpaved roads in its hundred thousand-plus acres of forests! There are a few important things to know before going out, especially if you're new to the area!
New Mexico - Places To Go
Mettowee Off Road Extreme Park
Address: 608 County Route 12A, Whitehall, NY 12832
Rules & regulations: RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY FORM MUST BE SIGNED TO ENTER THE PARK
Terrain: We have everything for the stocker to most advance rock buggy. For the mudders there is mud bogs and mud drag strips.
Vehicles permitted: ORV - ATV - OHM
Trail difficulty: EASY - MODERATE - DIFFICULT
Hours of operation: Fall and Winter we are open weekends only please call!! Spring and Summer we are open every day and have rough camping.
Friday: 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
1-day pass: $25
2-day pass: $50
3-day pass: $75
1-week pass: $100
1 passenger per day: $5
Campsite fees: Onsite
Moose River Plains Complex
Moose River Plains Wild Forest, Moose River Plains Camping Corridor & Little Moose Wilderness.
The 79,487-acre Moose River Plains Complex is part of the Adirondack Forest Preserve and includes the 64,322-acre Moose River Plains Wild Forest, the 2,907-acre Moose River Plains Camping Corridor and the 12,258-acre Little Moose Wilderness.
The Limekiln Lake-Cedar River Road (a.k.a. the Moose River Plains Road) is a seasonal access road which extends 23 miles through the Moose River Plains from the Limekiln Gate in the west (near the community of Inlet) to the Wakely Dam Gate at the end of the Cedar River Road in the east (near the community of Indian Lake). The road serves as the main access to the lands and waters of this Complex and the intensive use Camping Corridor. The road is a primary snowmobile route in winter.
The area contains low-lying river valleys, hills and low mountains and a couple of 3,500-foot high mountain summits - Little Moose Mountain and Manbury Mountain in the Little Moose Wilderness. The lands are a transitional zone between the high mountain country to the east and north and the foothills to the west and south.
More than 65 ponds and lakes border or are located within the unit, totaling approximately 3,500 acres. About 100 miles of brooks, streams and rivers drain into three major watersheds - the Raquette River, the Hudson River and the South Branch Moose River. Sections of the South Branch Moose River, Otter Brook, Red River and Cedar River are designated scenic rivers.
The area features more than 100 primitive roadside campsites, miles of marked trails and numerous lakes and ponds. The Moose River Plains are an ideal destination for visitors with varied interests and abilities.
Backcountry Information for the West Central Adirondacks provides general information regarding backcountry and seasonal conditions; specific notices regarding closures and conditions of trails, roads, bridges and other infrastructure; and links to weather, state land use regulations, low impact recreation and more.
New permits and fees are required for ORV usage along the Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
For further information, start HERE.
Busco Beach ATV Park - An excellent recreational riding facility and campground in Goldsboro, NC. There is every terrain possible for you to test your skills and machine. Busco's trail systems are changing daily due to conditions of the land and vary from mud pits, water crossings, hill climbs, and hard packed woods trails. ATVs, golf carts, motorcycles, and amphibious rides are welcome, however Busco does not allow trucks or jeeps on their trails. Helmets are required and night riding is permitted. There are full hook-ups for overnight/yearly camping and nightly primitive camping is welcome. There are large ponds for swimming, jet skiing and fishing. Also a concession stand, general store and on-site ATV repair for your convenience. Busco was recently cited in ATV Rider Magazine as "A Riders Paradise" who is constantly working on their park adding/updating amenities to make your stay an even more enjoyable visit. Busco Beach is an excellent location for any type gathering. They also host mud and drag races and are open 24/7 for your off roadn' fun. View a photo slideshow I took on my first visit to the Busco Beach ATV Park: http://www.ThundersGarage.com/ssgBuscoBeach.html
View some YouTube movies other off-roaders have taken at Busco Beach: CLICK HERE to see a list of the home movies.
Help support the initiative to build a Mid-Currituck Sound Bridge.
This bridge would span the sound from the mainland
to the northern beaches in Currituck County, NC.
OUTER BANKS BEACH DRIVING RULES
GENERAL NC INFO
CAMPING IN NC
CURRITUCK, NC - Currituck County Beach Regulations - Vehicle & ATV beach travel is allowed on Currituck County north beaches year round, only in specified areas. Driving permitted after the paved road ends heading north through Corolla. (Safety Kit required)
NAGS HEAD, NC - REGULATIONS GOVERNING OFF-ROAD VEHICLES
If you wish to apply for a Beach Driving Permit, permitted in the Town of Nags Head between October 1st and April 30th, you will need to follow the Application Procedure. The general rules of Beach Driving are numerically listed in the Beach Driving Regulations booklet attached below for quick reference. Other Town Ordinances are also included for your reference. Also attached below is a link to Beach Driving Maps.
The Marine Fisheries Commission has proclaimed it unlawful to use seines from Wednesday through Saturday of the week of the Nags Head Surf Fishing Tournament held during October of each year the week prior to Columbus Day and November 1 through December 15 of each year, from Gulfstream Street northward to Eighth Street at the north town limit of Nags Head. It is also unlawful to use commercial fishing gear within 750 feet of fishing piers open to the public. Each year Marine Fisheries issues a chart entitled North Carolina Recreational Guide for Fishermen. This guide lists the most current lengths and creel limits for various species of fish. Please familiarize yourself with this guide. They are available at most tackle shops.
Please understand that driving an off-road vehicle on the beaches of Nags Head is a privilege. The Town has made every effort to accommodate four-wheel drive vehicles on the beach. At the same time, in order to ensure your safety, the safety of pedestrians, and the protection of the beaches, the Town must enforce certain regulations with respect to beach driving privileges.
These rules are as follows:
Applications for permits will be taken from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. daily, Monday through Friday in the Municipal Complex at 5401 S. Croatan Highway. Additionally, Town-designated tackle shops will also distribute applications and permits during their normal business hours. These tackle shops are: Fishing Unlimited, Whalebone Tackle, T.I.’s Bait and Tackle, and T.W.’s Bait and Tackle.
When applying for the permit, please have a valid motor vehicle operator’s license, current registration, and the exact change or a check in the amount of $25.00. Beach drivers must comply with all local regulations having to do with licensing, registration, inspection and insurance before a permit will be issued.
All information shown hereon was taken from the referenced municipalities websites and is believed to be correct. We are not responsible for any incorrect information. All information should be verified with the appropriate governmental agency.DUCK, NC - Vehicle beach travel is allowed in Duck, NC during off-season months. (Permit & Safety Kit required)
OREGON INLET, NC - Vehicle beach travel is allowed at Oregon Inlet year round. (Safety Kit required)
SALVO, NC - Vehicle beach travel is allowed in south Salvo year round. (Safety Kit required)
KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC - Driving permitted Oct. 1 thru April 30th (some areas may be closed to driving due to beach erosion and unsafe conditions.)
KNOTTS ISLAND, NC - Welcome to Knotts Island.
CAPE HATTERAS, NC - Use of ORVs on the beaches of Cape Hatteras National Seashore is permitted year-round with limitations. Oceanfront beaches located at Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, Buxton, Frisco and Hatteras are closed to vehicles from May to September every year. Driving on beaches at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge is strictly prohibited. ORV accesses to beaches are open to vehicles by designated ramps only. For current information on ORV areas, contact National Park Service Headquarters at 252-473-2111 or visit any visitor center located throughout the park. (Safety Kit required)
Outer Banks Municipalities
Wears Bend State Park -
Trail Information: Wears Bend and Ft.Loudan historic state park are located just a few miles from each other on Tellico Lake. Both contain a large amount of open or semi-open land, along with the lake and views of the Smoky mountains in the distance, the openess makes it different from your usual heavy woods trail run in this part of the country, nothing challenging just mostly rolling terrain.
Directions: Take highway 411 from Knoxville through Maryville, roughly 30 miles from Knoxville. Wears Bend is located at the last turn of the right before you get to the bridge over the lake going into Vonore, take the road(East Tellico parkway)about a little over a mile to a turnoff on the left leading to a boat ramp and back to a cemetary, just past the boat ramp is a dirt road on the left to access the trails. To reach Ft. Loudan park continue on 411 over the bridge into Vonore, there are signs turn to the left and follow the signs a short distance to the park entrance on the left.
Miscellaneous Information: Wears Bend is the larger of the two areas and most undeveloped, about 15+ miles of trail and old road. The area is a WMA so hunting is allowed in season. Ft. Loudan historic state park is a small area with 4 miles of marked and signed trail plus other pathways and ways through the fields, the most scenic of the two areas if also the most developed, trails in excellent shape, Wears Bend can have some muddy areas after a rain. OFF-ROADN' MAP
Thanks Kevin & Unidentified Sender
Tellico - Closed Until Further Notice
Info on the closing of Tellico.
Upper Tellico OHV Trail System
Cherokee County North Carolina 4x4 Trails
File Code: 1950-1/2350-5
Date: February 27,2009
Dear Interested Party:
The USDA Forest Service is seeking comments on two proposals regarding management of the Upper Tellico Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) System:
1. An Environmental Assessment (EA) for the long-term management of the Upper Tellico OHV System. You may download a copy of the EA and related graphics at http://www.cs.unca.edu/nfsnc/tellico. If you would like to receive a paper copy of the EA, please e-mail your request to: email@example.com or call (828) 257-4817, and one will be mailed to you. For questions concerning the project or the EA contact Candace Wyman, Project Coordinator, at 828-257-4816.
2. A temporary closure of the Upper Tellico OHV System for resource protection, effective April 1, 2009. This closure would prohibit possession or use of a motorized vehicle on a road or trail within the Upper Tellico OHV System, with the exception of highway-legal vehicles on 420-1 and certain other exceptions described in the closure order until a final project decision is implemented.
The Upper Tellico OHV System is located on Tusquitee Ranger District, Nantahala National Forest, Cherokee County, NC. In June 2008, we publicized a proposal for long-term management of the System, designed to greatly reduce the amount of soil leaving the System and entering the Tellico River and its tributaries, while still providing an OHV trail system. This proposal is referred to as the “proposed action” or Alternative B and is described in detail in Chapter 1 of the EA. We received around 1,500 public comments on the proposed action. Alternatives to the proposed action were developed in response to the comments and environmental issues identified by the Agency. A wide range of comments was received, so six alternatives are analyzed in the EA, identified as Alternatives A through F. We would now like your review and comment on the alternatives and analysis before making a final decision on long-term management of the System.
The following is a brief description of the alternatives analyzed in detail in the EA. Please refer to the EA, Chapters 2 and 3, for more information about each alternative.
- Alternative A is the "no action" alternative that reflects the existing trail system with 2007 management and funding levels.
- Alternative B is the "proposed action" that was released in June 2008 for public comment. It was developed to address the problems initially identified in trail condition surveys conducted in 2007-2008.
- Alternative C closes the OHV System, but maintains over 10 miles of existing Forest system roads in the area, open year-round or seasonally, to provide for public highway-legal vehicle access for hunting, fishing and other recreation uses. It was developed in response to public concerns that the proposed action (Alternative B) did not go far enough in eliminating trails on sensitive soils and trails near water.
- Alternative D was developed in response to public concerns that the OHV Trail System should meet current trail density and challenge level standards, and not require a Forest Plan amendment.
- Alternative E was developed in response to public concerns that the proposed action (Alternative B) would eliminate too many high challenge OHV experiences.
- Alternative F was developed in response to public concerns that the proposed action (Alternative B) would eliminate too many OHV trail miles.
The environmental concerns that initiated the proposed management changes are described in the EA, as are the projected direct, indirect, and cumulative environmental effects of each of these Alternatives.
The EA shows that the Upper Tellico OHV System has extensive damage and contributes unacceptable levels of sediment into the Tellico River and its tributaries. Sediment is leaving the OHV System from more than 2,000 locations along the trails. The Agency is in violation of North Carolina state water quality standards because of the conditions on Upper Tellico OHV System. Since the Upper Tellico River watershed is located in an area of steep terrain, highly erosive soils, and high rainfall, maintaining an OHV trail system without causing significant environmental damage is extremely difficult.
While I understand how important the Upper Tellico OHV System is to OHV users, the impacts to water quality are so significant that I cannot recommend keeping the System open at this time. After careful consideration of the environmental effects of the alternatives as presented in the EA, my preferred alternative is Alternative C, which closes the OHV System. Alternative C would maintain over 10 miles of existing Forest system roads (currently also OHV trails), open year-round or seasonally, to provide public access for hunting, fishing and other recreation uses. Trail 1 (FS Road 420-1) would be paved and kept open as a through route for highway-legal vehicles.
I want to emphasize that a final decision has not yet been made. This public review period is an opportunity for you to give us constructive feedback. I encourage you to review the environmental assessment and provide us with any information that you think we have not considered adequately. Your comments need to be as specific as possible and you must provide the following information: 1) Your name and address; 2) Title of the project; 3) Specific substantive comments on the proposed action, along with supporting reasons that I should consider in reaching a decision; and 4) Your signature or other means of identification verification. For organizations, a signature or other means of identification verification must be provided for the individual authorized to represent your organization.
Comments must be postmarked or received within 30 days beginning the day after publication of this notice in The Asheville Citizen-Times. Comments may be mailed electronically, in a common digital format, to: firstname.lastname@example.org; or by regular mail to: National Forests in North Carolina, Attn: Candace Wyman, 160 A Zillicoa Street, Asheville, NC 28801, or faxed to 828-257-4263. Hand delivered comments must be received within our normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thank you for your continued interest in management of the National Forests in North Carolina and the Tusquitee Ranger District.
The Brown Mountain Off-Highway-Trail System -
The Brown Mountain Off-Highway-Trail System in the Grandfather Ranger District of Pisgah National Forest offers 34 miles of rugged, mountainous trails with lots of challenges. The trails range in difficulty from “easy” to “most difficult.” The map’s legend shows difficulty levels with symbols. In addition, the legend shows which trails are open to dirt bikes, all-terrain vehicles and four-wheel-drive vehicles. Mountain bikers may use trails at their own risk; the same fee is required. Both sides of this map will help you decide which trails are best for you and your level of experience.
Uwharrie Off-Road-Highway-Vehicles Trails -
The off-highway vehicle trail system in the Uwharrie offers a variety of topography and scenery. All trails are designated for all off-highway vehicles, except for a small portion of the Dickey Bell Trail located west of SR 6584 which is suitable only for use by ATV’s or motorcycles. Stay on the trail system to help prevent soil erosion and creek sedimentation, which occur as a result of illegal trail use. FS roads can be used as trail connectors, but all vehicles operating on the road system must be "street legal" meaning that the vehicles are fully licensed, inspected and registered. Persons violating these regulations will be fined according to the law. Helmets are required on the OHV trail system . The trail system is subject to a seasonal closure during the winter months in order to prevent unacceptable soil erosion and stream sedimentation.
Joliett, PA - Rausch Creek Off Road Park - Devoted to providing a fun legal place for 4x4 off road clubs and organizations to go "wheeling." The park consists of 1,700 acres of easy, intermediate, and hard trails. Rocks, bowls, hills, the glacial "Rock Creek", club friendly trails, and free on site camping combine to make Rausch Creek a unique 4x4 destination. We are not open to quads or bikes. For information about quad/bike riding, go to rauschcreekracing.com.
Ft. Loudan State Park, Vonore, TN -
Trail Information: Wears Bend and Ft. Loudan historic state park are located just a few miles from each other on Tellico Lake. Both contain a large amount of open or semi-open land, along with the lake and views of the Smoky mountains in the distance, the openess makes it different from your usual heavy woods trail run in this part of the country, nothing challenging just mostly rolling terrain.
Directions: Take highway 411 from Knoxville through Maryville, roughly 30 miles from Knoxville. Wears Bend is located at the last turn of the right before you get to the bridge over the lake going into Vonore, take the road(East Tellico parkway)about a little over a mile to a turnoff on the left leading to a boat ramp and back to a cemetary, just past the boat ramp is a dirt road on the left to access the trails. To reach Ft. Loudan park continue on 411 over the bridge into Vonore, there are signs turn to the left and follow the signs a short distance to the park entrance on the left.
Miscellaneous Information: Wears Bend is the larger of the two areas and most undeveloped, about 15+ miles of trail and old road. The area is a WMA so hunting is allowed in season. Ft. Loudan historic state park is a small area with 4 miles of marked and signed trail plus other pathways and ways through the fields, the most scenic of the two areas if also the most developed, trails in excellent shape, Wears Bend can have some muddy areas after a rain.
White Oak Flats; upper Tellico: Bald River Falls, Big Junction, and Santeelah plus various maps are available from the Cherokee National Forest Also see Cherokee National Forest and GORP info on Cherokee National Forest and Monroe County.
Access: The Cherokee National Forest lies along the western slopes of the Appalachians in East Tennessee. The Forest Service roads are gravel and dirt and are open to bicycles -- even the gated gravel roads. Most roads are graded, but there are some designated "off-road vehicle/4WD" roads that are rougher and steeper. There are a few single-track trails open to bicycles, but bicycles are not permitted on hiking trails. Check with the Forest Service office (423-476-9700) for current access restrictions.
The trails described here are along Citico Creek and the upper Tellico River. It's not easy to get there from here, so look at the locator map.
Description: Citico Creek and the Tellico are clear mountain streams running through hemlocks and rhododendron. The gravel Citico Creek Road (Forest Service Road FR 35) climbs gently from Citico Beach (815') as it follows the creek 12 miles toward Indian Boundary Camp Ground (1800'). See Citico map or 3-D map (230K). There is also a flat 3.3 mile gravel path around Indian Boundary Lake.
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Texas - Places To Go
Eisenhower State Park - 423.1 acres, is located in Grayson County, northwest of Denison on the shores of Lake Texoma. It was acquired in 1954 by a Department of Army lease, which extends until 2004, and was opened to the public in 1958.
History: The park was named for the 34th U.S. president, Dwight David Eisenhower, as he was born nearby. In the early 1830s, the area became increasingly important to Anglo settlers, particularly as a route to Texas and the American southwest. Some of the things which add to the history of the area are the American Indian; Butterfield Overland stage routes; Chisholm and Shawnee cattle drive trails; Fort Johnson, established in the area in 1840; and Colbert's Crossing, established on the Red River in 1853 and operated until 1931.
Activities: Some of the activities include picnicking, hiking,biking, nature study, fishing, boating and boat rentals, water skiing, swimming, and wildlife observation, and a variety of camping.
Tours/Programs: Nature/environmental programs are frequently scheduled throughout the year and upon special request with enough lead time. There is a small amphitheater available for group use.
Facilities: Facilities provided include restrooms with and without showers; picnic sites; 3 playground areas; campsites with water only (premium sites are available); campsites with water and electricity (special rates are available); pull-through campsites with water, sewer, and electricity(special rates are available); screened shelters; overflow camping area; recreation hall (day or overnight use, air-conditioning/heating, restrooms, and a kitchen); a campground pavilion; a group camp including water and electric campsites and a campground pavilion; trailer dump stations; a fish-cleaning facility; a launching ramp; a courtesy boat dock; a lighted fishing pier; Eisenhower Yacht Club, a privately-leased marina with boat pump-out station and boat rentals, and a Texas State Park Store. There is a mini-bike area of 10 acres (ATVs allowed) and 4.5-miles or trails. The first .5 mile nature trail is signed for identifying items along the trail and is restricted to foot traffic. The remaining 4 miles (8 miles round-trip) is open to hikers and bikers (non-motorized). Of the 4 miles open to mountain bikes, about 2 miles would be for beginners, and the other 2 miles is rather challenging with steep grades and rock (intermediate).
Directions: The park may be reached by taking U.S. Highway 75 out of Dallas; take Exit #72 to State Highway 91 North to Denison Dam to FM 1310 W and traveling 1.8 miles to Park Road 20 entrance.
Elevation, Weather, and Schedule Information: Elevation: 616'' to 767' Weather: July average maximum 90, January average minimum 32. First/last freeze: November 9/March 27. Wettest months: April and May. Open: 7 days a week, open year round. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Area Attractions: Nearby attractions include Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site (campers can get a free tour); Bonham State Park; Lake Texoma; the Grayson County Frontier Village, a rustic 19th century structure and museum; and the Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge with 11,300 acres of land and water known as a haven for migrating and wintering waterfowl.
Camping fees: Entrance fees vary. For reservations, call 512/389-8900. Current weather conditions, including fire bans and water levels, can vary from day to day. For more details, call the park or Park Information at 1-800-792-1112.
Enjoy off-roading on the famous YO Ranch - 40,000 acres of fun in beautiful Texas. There are RV sites w/hook-ups, rustic ranch style log cabin lodging, shelters w/bath house, swimming pool, and 40,000 acres of beautiful country to explore. We have 58 different exotic species of wildlife on the ranch, offer Animal Safari tours, Horseback riding, chuckwagon style cookouts for breakfast & supper, and a fireworks display on the 4th of July event. My husband and I have been trail guiding the 4WD runs for 10 years at the ranch and recently we took a private group of Hummers (H2) and the unveiling of the 2005 Jeep Unlimiteds for the trail rating out to the ranch. We are opening new trails and extending the ones we have. We have from MILD to WILD…. Something for everyone… We have 2 big events scheduled for 2005. 1st weekend in March and the 4th of July weekend (Fireworks display on Sat night!). Phone Sam & Margo Davis, Event Coordinators: (830)990-9551 or Email: email@example.com. You can read more about our ranch if you’d like: www.yoranch.com.
Padre Island National Seashore - Located near Corpus Christi, TX. South Beach is Open All Year, primitive and at no charge. A camping permit is required and is available from the information desk at the Malaquite Visitor Center. No reservations are accepted; space is always available. Camping is on the beach within 100 feet of the water's edge. There are no designated sites. Campers may choose any location they desire and stake out a claim. The camping area extends from the dunes to the water and from the end of Park Road 22 down 60 miles to the southern boundary of the park at the Mansfield Channel. There are no roads; all driving is on the beach. The first five miles after the end of the park road are open to two-wheel-drive vehicles. The lower 55 miles are open only to four-wheel-drive vehicles. The beginning of the four-wheel-drive area is marked. Please note that in Texas beaches are considered highways and all vehicles on them must be street-legal and licensed. Be aware that driving conditions on the beach may vary with the weather and sometimes areas of soft sand may be found in the two-wheel-drive area making driving difficult and becoming stuck possible. Some areas within the four-wheel-drive area (particularly Little Shell and Big Shell beaches) usually have very deep sand. A site bulletin on how to prepare for driving down island are available by contacting the Visitors Center. Contact the Visitors Center before driving down island to check on beach conditions. Driving off the beach and into the dunes, grasslands, and mudflats is not permitted. For More Information on this campground please call (361) 949-8068.
Big Bend National Park - One of the largest and least visited of America's national parks. Over 800,000 acres await your exploration and enjoyment. From an elevation of less than 2,000 feet along the Rio Grande to nearly 8,000 feet in the Chisos Mountains, Big Bend includes massive canyons, vast desert expanses, and the entire Chisos Mountain range. Big Bend's backcountry areas provide excellent opportunities for hiking, backpacking, camping, driving unpaved roads, and river running. Permits are required for overnight camping, horse use, and for floating the river. In addition to scenic vistas, abundant wildlife, and diverse geology, an outstanding aspect of Big Bend National Park is its system of unpaved roads. While most visitors will stay on the 112 miles of paved roads in the park, those with a sense of adventure and a high-clearance and/or four-wheel drive vehicle can enjoy over 150 miles of unpaved roads. You are also responsible for protecting and preserving the resources of the park. Stay on the established roadways. Off-road vehicle travel is not allowed. Ground or wood fires and loaded firearms are prohibited. Collecting rocks, plants, animals, artifacts, or any other park resources is illegal. If you camp out in the backcountry, obtain a free backcountry use permit from one of the visitor centers. Finally, remember to lock your vehicle if you are leaving it unattended and secure your valuables. There are three developed campgrounds in the park, located at Rio Grande Village, the Chisos Basin, and Castolon. The Rio Grande Village and Chisos Basin campgrounds provide sewer dump stations and a place to fill your water tank, but none of the three campgrounds offers RV hookups. There are also primitive sites on dirt roads and virtually unlimited backpacking areas. The fee is $10.00 per family vehicle per week, and can be paid at the Maverick Entrance Station, the Persimmon Gap Entrance Station, or the Panther Junction Visitor Center. Commercial Tour Fees apply to commercial groups. FAQs about the park.
Moab, UT - Big Rock Off Road Park - Area BFE is a recreational park for many different outdoor activities. It was started in April of 2004. The owners state on their website "We invite you to come enjoy this place with an open mind to adventure and great times. The park is left open and free to the public on a daily basis. We do however accept donations to assist with the overall upkeep. Also, from time to time we host gatherings and events to raise money for the park as well as other charitable organizations.
Utah - Places To Go
Utah - Various OHV Areas
Assateague Island National Seashore - Beach driving is allowed on these islands. There is a fee of $60.00 per vehicle per year and you are required to have the following safety gear: a factory jack, a board large enough to support it in the sand, a chain, rope or cable 15 ft. long, and a low pressure tire gauge. Your vehicle must be licensed, inspected etc. to your states regulations. Upon entering the park you will have to purchase a park pass that allows you access for 7 days. Pets are not allowed in the park! You can drive either a 2 or 4 wheel drive vehicle on the beach. If you need any more info please E-mail me: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks Greg & Jean.
Chincoteague Island National Seashore - Oversand vehicle zones are posted and maps are available at the Chincoteague Refuge Visitor Center. A fee is charged for all permits. Vehicle specifications and equipment requirements are strictly enforced. Limits are places on the number of vehicles allowed on the beach at any one time. You are required to carry the same safety gear as listed in the Assateague Island description above. Temporary closures may occur due to public safety, as well as wildlife concerns and use of the beachfront by shorebirds.
George Washington National Forest: Locations Taskers Gap and Peters Mill Run are open. The Lee Ranger District has close to 40 miles of motorized OHV trails near Edinburg, VA. These are grouped together on the Massanutten Mountain, along the west side, between Moreland Gap Road and the Woodstock Tower Road. There is a parking area at the north end, off the tower road, and in the center, in Edinburg Gap, where there is also a restroom. Off-Highway vehicles (OHVs) include four-wheel drive vehicles, motorcycles, motorbikes, and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). All roads normally open for public travel are available to OHVs provided the vehicle and operator are in compliance with the vehicle laws of the state. Maps & Brochures
Hatfield McCoy Trail System - Article
Unless you've been living in a cave somewhere, every avid ATV'er has heard of the Hatfield-McCoy Trail System. "Thank you, I guess I've been doing my job" replies Mike Pinkerton, the marketing director for the trail system. For those cave dwellers, the H-M trail system is located in southwest West Virginia's Logan, Mingo, and Boone counties. Developed on corporate-owned property, 400 miles of trail are open. Future plans include 2000 miles of trails connecting several towns in an eight county area throughout the Appalachian Mountains. The trails are multiuse, allowing ATV's, motorcycles, horses, hiking and mountain bikes.
Cost of Permits:
$75 annual, out-of-state (just lowered from $100)
$25 annual, in-state residence
$35 three-seven day permit
$18 one day permit
Plus 6% sales tax
Permits can be purchased online, at the trailheads, or local vendors. Check the website or call 1-800-592-2217.
The trails are on private land and sections can be closed at any time by the owners. You need to check the trail status before arriving.
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Canada's All-Access ATV Nirvana - Article
The Elliot Lake area boasts 200 miles of well-marked ATV trails linking local lodges, restaurants, gas stations, hotels, the local mining museum, the bait shop and great fishing lakes. The GPS coordinates for trail intersections are marked on posts and on the trail map available from ATV Ontario.
The system not only opens the entire community to ATVs but also includes shared-use trails frequented by hikers, bikers, equestrians and skiers. Parts are off-limits to various activities, ensuring that off-roaders of each type have a place to call their own. The cooperation with which this system was built is almost unthinkable in a world where meetings between silent-sport enthusiasts and off-roaders typically end up in shouting matches. The reason for this cooperation was simple: For Elliot Lake, it was a matter of survival.
Place Visited: Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada
Designated OHV Areas: 200-mile looped trail system surrounding town; unlimited riding to the north (guide highly recommended for backcountry tours)
Trail Maps and ATV Info: 800/661-6192; www.atvontario.com
R&S Northern Tours, 888/744-7544; www.northerntours.com
Riding Season: May-September
Required: Visitor Trail Pass ($25 3-day, $65 7-day, $105 season)
Recommended: Mud tires, winch
Where to Stay: Dunlop Lodge, 877/578-3595; Fireside Inn, 800/461-3711; Inn on the Lake, 800/567-5646; Denison House, 800/461-4600; Algo Inn, 800/461-4600
Local Information: 800/661-6192; www.cityofelliotlake.com/tourism
Glacier National Park of Canada - A portion of the Columbia Mountains Natural Region, in the interior wet belt of British Columbia. The steep, rugged mountains, warm, moist climate and wide variety of plant and animal life are typical of this natural region. The park protects unique stands of old-growth cedar and hemlock and critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife species such as the mountain caribou, mountain goat and grizzly bear. The Rogers Pass National Historic Site is located in Glacier National Park. Rogers Pass was so designated for its importance in the construction and development of the country's first major national transportation route.
Frixo (http://www.frixo.com/) is a road travel reporting website, that provides our users with the most up-to-date road traffic information. Our data is updated every 5 minutes using sensors placed on motorways and common A / B roads.
Dordogne Off Road Adventures - A 4x4 adventure holiday in France for everyone. We are based in the Dordogne region of France and offer green lane guided tours for all 4x4 vehicles. Our 4x4 Land Rover Safari offers you the chance to share the driving in our 4wd Land Rovers as we explore the Dordogne region, enjoying the scenery and the places rarely seen by visitors. 4x4 Tag-along tours are for people who have their own 4wd vehicle. Trips can be tailored for all vehicles from a showroom fresh 4x4 to a fully kitted out off roader.
Baja - Places To Go
- Five fully licensed 4x4 vehicles operating throughout the wilderness areas and remote farmland of the South Island. Select a trip from our huge range of standard options or tailor an exclusive tour to suit adventure level. Most are day tours but options ranging from a couple of hours through to many days.