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Old 05-12-2011, 01:26 AM   #1
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Places to Off-Road in our region...

I thought it might be a good idea to create a thread just to list info on all of the off-road parks and riding areas that we can go to in our area (maybe OH, KY, IN and some other nearby states). This would be great for newbies (such as myself and others) or people looking for new places to ride! I'll add your additions to the original post as you add them below!

Off Road Parks in the Tri-State Area: ***The Park Names are Links to the Park Websites if Available, the closest parks are listed first***

Haspin Acres
-Laurel, IN; About 1 hour from Cincinnati
-About 750 Acres, Free-roaming, a bit out of control, mostly clay mud with endless 'trails' going every which way
-Camping Included, Alcohol doesn't seem unwelcome
-$15 Admission Fee (Per Day)

Dirty Turtle Off Road
-93 Bucks Run Road, Bedford, Kentucky 40006
-About 1.5 hours from Cincinnati
-Summer Hours (Through Aug. 15, 2015): Mon - Sat 9 am to 8 pm - Sunday 9 am to 5 pm - Off trails by 9 pm
-270 acres, Open to anything off-road. Jeeps, Buggy, SxS, RZR, ATV, etc
-$20.00 per Driver
-$10 for Driver under 12 years of age
-$5.00 per passenger over the age of 12.
-Passengers under the age of 12 enter for FREE.
-Weekend Driving Pass: $35.00 (includes fri/sat/sun and camping)
-Weekend Passenger Pass: $10.00

Thrashing Trails ATV/OHV
-Xenia, OH; about 1.5 hours from Cincinnati
-130+ Acres, BY INVITATION ONLY (Must Call for Invite)
-Family-oriented, private-property, no alcohol or loud exhuast, no camping
-Jeeps/OHVs only welcome two weekends per month (click link for more info)
-$20 Per Day, only open on Saturday and Sunday

Rush Off-Road
-Rush, KY; About 3 hours from Cincinnati
-7000 Acres
-Trail Riding hours: Monday-Thursday, 6:00am–11:00pm, Friday–Sunday 6:00am–12:01am
-Permits are $25/week or $75/year
-Primitive camping for now

Heiney Farm
-Roseville, OH; About 3 hours from Cincinnati
-160+ Acres, Open only for events so check their website
-On-site camping, hiking, and OHV trails
-$20 Per Day Per Rig, Camping Included

Badlands Off Road Park
-Attica, IN; About 3.5 hours from Cincinnati
-About 800 Acres, 4x4 SUVs require flag at least 2 feet above roofline, must stay on specified trails/areas
-No Alcohol allowed, No Buggies/Sand Rails Allowed, Check times but I believe they close kind of early
-$20 For First Day, $10 Each for every day after the first

Powerline Park
69560 Lee RD, St. Clairsville OH

GasLine Motorsports Park
-Lore City, OH; About 3.5 Hours from Cincinnati
-Usure of exact size, 12 miles of trails/mud bogs
-Looks like it has some pretty wild mud bogs, great for HUGE tires and looks like a good place for ATVs
-Primitive Camping Included, don't see any rules against alcohol
-$20 Per Person admission Per Weekend

Southington Off-Road
-10321 Silica Sand Rd. Garrettsville, OH 44231
-About 4 hours away from Cincinnati
-Only open to the public on select weekends
-Sat - 9am to dusk - Sun - 9am - 5pm
-One Day Pass: $25 Vehicle / Driver and $5 per passenger
-Weekend Pass: $40 Vehicle / Driver and $5 per passenger
-Children 15 years and under are FREE!

Redbird State Riding Area
-Dugger, IN; About 4 Hours from Cincinnati
-1,400 Acres, Publicly owned and maintained trails
-Trails are maked and rated so you know what to expect
-Open until 7pm, no alcohol allowed in park, cabin rentals available, local motels available as well as camping (check website for locations)
-$10 per vehicle fee at the gate, must be registered vehicle!

Harlan County/Black Mountain, KY
-Trailheads in Evarts, KY and Putney, KY; About 4 hours from Cincinnati
-Publicly owned and maintained
-Rated one of the best offroad spots on the continent by many magazines
-Cabins available for camping, Confined to dedicated trails, Trails are rated so that you know what you're up against
-No Alcohol on trails, All Vehicle Types Welcome!!!
-$20 for 31-Day Permit, $35 for Annual Permit (required for each vehicle)

Wellsville Trails
-Wellsville, OH; About 5 hrs from Cincinnati
-Ride at your own risk, ask around on forum to go with a group of regulars
-Open any time, not exactly sure who owns the land so be careful
-Unsure of cost, if any

Areas in other nearby states:

Bear Wallow
-Ethel, WV - 4.20 hrs - 231 miles
-Permit $50 year

Coal Creek
-Oliver Springs, TN; About 4.5 hrs from Cincinnati
-72,000 Acres; Appears to be marked trails
-Camping, Hotels, Can purchase trail map at trailhead
-$17 Per Day land use permit per person

Bundy Hill Off Road Park
-Jerome, MI; About 5 hrs from Cincinnati
-Open Thurs-Sun, Must have a flag
-Test for Noise Level from exhaust
-No alcohol allowed on the property
-$15 Admission per vehicle, $5 per passenger

Wheelin in the Country
-Summertown, TN; About 6 hours from Cincinnati
-700+ Acres, primitive camping as well as RV hookup and Cabin Rentals
-$15 Per Day Per Vehicle & Per Passenger

Cliff's Insane Terrain
-Marseilles, IL; About 6 Hours from Cincinnati
-300 Acres, No camping available, park closes at 5, be out by 5:30
-No tires larger than 39.5 inches allowed
-$20 Per Day Per Person


Painted Rock
-Private Land, Location Unknown
-Please do not use private land without owner consent!


Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests
-Blairsville, GA; About 6.5 hours from Cincinnati

Hannibal Rocks
-New London, MO; About 7.5 hours from Cincinnati

Big Boys Off Road Park
-Gore, VA; About 8 hours from Cincinnati

Gulches Off Road Park
-Waterloo, SC; About 8 hours from Cincinnati

UWharrie National Forest
-Troy, NC; About 8.5 hours from Cincinnati

-Jadwin, MO; About 8.5 hours from Cincinnati

Rausch Creek Off Road Park
-Tremont, PA; About 9.5 hours from Cincinnati

Drummond Island - Turtle Ridge Off Road Park
Trail Map - Turtle Ridge Off Road Park
-Drummond, MI; About 10.5 hours from Cincinnati
-Free camping
-A lot of logging roads, fairly easy trails, hard stuff has a bypass.
-Need to buy annual Michigan OHV sticker for $15.

Other Useful Websites:
-Off Road Ohio
-Rider Planet

Thanks Everybody!

Trail Map - Turtle Ridge Off Road Park

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Old 01-13-2012, 08:04 PM   #2
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Ill throw my 2cents out for drummond island. Its alot of logging roads and mostly easy trails with a few hairy spots and deep holes. Anything remotely hard has a bypass but we did not hit every trail. Its a cool place thats well marked with maps available. Free camping all you need is to fill out some paperwork. The only thing needed to wheel is a Michigan ohv sticker which was like 15 bucks and is good for a year. We didnt make it to the park but had plenty of fun hitting the free stuff.
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