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4x4 Jeep guy

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#1
Nov 22, 2009
 
anyone know of any 4x4 jeep trails in the Mt. Home area? Rock crawling, hill climbing, trail riding, etc? any clubs in the area?
MrBojangles

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Nov 24, 2009
 
There used to be a 4x4 club but it fell apart years ago. There was an offroad park in Harrison near the old Dogpatch USA but apparently it is closed down now. There aren't any places to legally 4-wheel around Mtn Home. There is a guy in Flippin that builds buggies and is probably the guy to talk to about wheeling. Bob Powell at Powell Welding.
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Nov 25, 2009
 
MrBojangles wrote:
There used to be a 4x4 club but it fell apart years ago. There was an offroad park in Harrison near the old Dogpatch USA but apparently it is closed down now. There aren't any places to legally 4-wheel around Mtn Home. There is a guy in Flippin that builds buggies and is probably the guy to talk to about wheeling. Bob Powell at Powell Welding.
thanks. Yes, SEVERAL have closed down. One in Dyersburg, TN, and one in Doniphan, MO closed before it really got opened good.

Liability insurance issues seems to be the problem. One of the same problems with astronomical health care costs.

too many hungry lawyers.
Happy Camper

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Nov 25, 2009
 
I really wish I knew of one. I had a four wheel drive for several years, but sold it because I can't travel enough to really enjoy it. You would think this would be a prime area.
MrBojangles

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#5
Nov 25, 2009
 
The terrain here is ideal. If I had enough money, I would buy a big tract of land and make a 4x4 park on it. All you have to do is cut trees out of the way and everything else is already perfect. Liability insurance is really high, and with the economy going downhill so much, a lot of people just can't afford to wheel anymore. It sucks.
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#6
Nov 25, 2009
 
I forgot to mention, there is still a place in Cass, Arkansas that is open. Byrd's Adventure Center is the place to go. Lots of trails around their campground. It's a couple or three hours away. There is also Disney, Oklahoma. It's a really cool place to go and is like 4 hours away. The big park is up in Missouri, the Southern Missouri Off Road Ranch. I think it's about 1000 acres. As far as I know, all of these are still open. The one in Missouri is about 2 hours away.
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Nov 26, 2009
 
MrBojangles wrote:
I forgot to mention, there is still a place in Cass, Arkansas that is open. Byrd's Adventure Center is the place to go. Lots of trails around their campground. It's a couple or three hours away. There is also Disney, Oklahoma. It's a really cool place to go and is like 4 hours away. The big park is up in Missouri, the Southern Missouri Off Road Ranch. I think it's about 1000 acres. As far as I know, all of these are still open. The one in Missouri is about 2 hours away.
Yeah, I'm familiar with the one in Seymour, Mo. Never been there, but heard alot about it. Have friends who've been to Flat & Nasty, but that place is just a bit too extreme for what I like to do. My Jeep has 4 tires and I like for them to point towards the ground, not the sky. I'm not wanting to literally destroy my rig, I just like to have fun.

I do have a link for 4x4 parks around the country I'll post for those who may be interested.

http://www.tellico4x4.com/ride.php
ex ellsinorian

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#8
Nov 30, 2009
 
check out bricks4x4farm.com they are between doniphan and poplar bluff missouri, not a bad place to camp and play for the weekend.
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Nov 30, 2009
 
ex ellsinorian wrote:
check out bricks4x4farm.com they are between doniphan and poplar bluff missouri, not a bad place to camp and play for the weekend.
been there. 3 or 4 times. It's ok for a time or two, but it's mainly for 4-wheelers and mudders. They have a few hills with rocks, but not many. The ones they do have, I'd like to find a place with abou8t 300-600 miles of hills and rocks like that. I'm not into the really nasty stuff, like Flat & Nasty has, but I do like at least a mild challenge, yet something that won't completely destroy your rig.
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#10
Dec 1, 2009
 
Have you been to Hot Springs? It's about 4 hours away but there are a lot of fun trails that aren't real hard. The park itself is one of the best in the country.
4x4 Jeep guy

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Dec 1, 2009
 
MrBojangles wrote:
Have you been to Hot Springs? It's about 4 hours away but there are a lot of fun trails that aren't real hard. The park itself is one of the best in the country.
been there, too. You're right, it's a fun place, but I don't think I've ever been there when the rocks were DRY! Last Thanksgiving week-end, it rained and snowed. Last March we were there, it rained and snowed.

I didn't get to go any during the summer, perhaps that's when I should. MAYBE, just maybe, the rocks would be dry!

It IS tough on your equipment, though. Tough on kidney stones as well!:-) Now you know I HAVE been there!:-)
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#12
Jan 2, 2010
 
i have been to smorr and bricks and i enjoyed them both. i wish there was a place closer, i remember when we could ride around the lake like pigeon creek,big rocks,and brushy. the core of engineers and game and fish won't let anybody in because off road vehicles " scare off wild life". well when we rode around there everything was clean no overgrowth of brush and weeds. we use to see all kinds of animals in there, i have been down there a couple times in the past few years and i hardly see any animals or even tracts. what they need to do is open them up as a off-road park and make money for our state. thats kinda what they did at the superlift offroad park, its part of a national forest and 10's of thousands of people go there every year.
4x4 Jeep guy

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Jan 3, 2010
 
Yeah, Turkey Bay at Land Between the Lakes in Kentucky is a great off-road park too. And it's federally owned.

http://www.lbl.org/OHVTrails.html

I think Arkansas just has a bunch of complacent dip$hits running our federal parks and areas and they are satisfied with the status quo. Just that much work they DON'T have to do.
Someone told me the other day about Cloud 9, but when I looked it up, it appears to be for ATV's only. Didn't see anything on their website about Jeeps and other 4x4 vehicles.
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#14
Jan 4, 2010
 
Yeah, I think Cloud 9 is ATVs only. They certainly have the room for OHVs.
Reckless Robb

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Sep 8, 2010
 

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4x4 Jeep guy wrote:
anyone know of any 4x4 jeep trails in the Mt. Home area? Rock crawling, hill climbing, trail riding, etc? any clubs in the area?
How much interest would there be in helping to create some jeep trails on a nice piece of land in the Mountain Home / Clark ridge area?
4x4 Jeep Guy

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#16
Sep 22, 2010
 
I think given time for word of mouth to get around, there would be substantial interest in some trails in this area. Would need to be a variety of levels of difficulty though. I know lots of guys who, on a scale of 1-5 with one being the easiest, prefer 8's and 9's. :-) I'm not one of those though, I kinda like to keep my Jeep all in one piece.
Reckless Robb

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#17
Mar 11, 2011
 
Still no talk about wheeling area's near Mountain Home. How bout...... How many people in this area have trucks capable of off roading? I have a place!
Red Blooded American

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#18
Mar 11, 2011
 
Robb, there is a local 4x4 builder that has been talking about opening a park. I think he was saying it will be open this summer. About 300 acres. I haven't heard anything about it in a few weeks but he is really big in the sport and I'm sure he'll make it happen. I think he said the land belonged to someone else and he was going to design the park and then let the owner run it, so maybe he can help you with your land and we can open a couple of places here! It would be huge for this area. Check out his website and maybe you can email him: www.djgaston.com

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