Southeastern ATV Trails

January 1st, 2006 by admin

 
 
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Alabama

State Recreational Trail Funding Program

Alabama National Forests
Alabama State Page
Kentuck ORV Trail

Talladega National Forest – Kentuck ATV Trail
Contact for trail maps & info : Talladega Ranger District
1001 North St.
Talladega, Al. 35160
(205) 362-2909

Bankhead National Forest   (Reopened)
Directions to ORV trail:
      From Alabama Hwy 157 turn south on Danville Rd (County Road 41). 4 miles from Hwy 157 there is a left bend in the road with a dirt road going west (Forest Service road 249 toward Brushy Lake.
Turn west onto the dirt road. At 3.7 miles you will pass Center church. The staging area is 0.8 miles past the church on the North side of the dirt road.
There will be NATRA arrows at the dirt road and at into the staging area.
The US Forest phone number is:
(205) 489-5111



Arkansas

State Recreational Trail Funding Program

State of Arkansas Official Web Page
Ozark – St. Francis National Forest
Ouachita National Forest
Ouachita National Forest Trails


A complete Off-Road Arkansas Trail Guide can be purchased from the Arkansas Dept. of Parks & Tourism at:
Arkansas Dept. of Parks and Tourism
One Capitol Mall
Little Rock, Ar. 72201
501-682-1301

DeGray Lake
US Army Corps of Engineers
543 SKYLINE DR
ARKADELPHIA, AR 71923-9361
Phone: 870-246-5501

Wolf Pen Gap
From downtown Mena, you take Arkansas 8 East, (Mena is on US 59), go 1.9 miles to Arkansas 375 south, and go exactly 7 miles on 375 . It’s on the left. There’s a sign at the opening, and there are 42 miles of looping trails.
For trail maps, contact:
Mena Ranger Station and Visitor Information
Rte. 3 Box 220
Mena, Ar, 71953
(501)-394-2382
Editor’s Note:It is urgent for all riders to stay on main trails and obey all posted areas. The Forest Service has evaluated shutting down the entire area. They are giving us two more years and will reevaluate. In the mean time all violators will be given steep fines. If the situation does not improve, the areas will be closed.

Ozark National Forest
Mill Creek OHV Area-Ozark

     With help from the Razorback Riders off-road club and the Ozark-St. Francis National Forest Service, the Mill Creek OHV Area in Ozark, Arkansas, is well-maintained and organized.
      The main trail system stretches 27 miles in the Mill Creek OHV Area and is connected to 15 miles of shortcut and interior trails. The trails vary from gravel to unsurfaced to rough and rocky. The Ozark National Forest features wonderful mountainous terrain, scenic views, rock outcroppings and clean mountain streams. Trails vary from easy to most difficult and mile markers guide you along the main section. Be aware of other trail users while riding this muti-use trail, as horseback riders and mountain bikers also take advantage of these trails.
       State laws regarding helmets, spark arrestors, and mufflers are enforced and ATVs aren’t allowed in the designated campground areas. The Ozark National Forest also offers an 82-acre lake and one of the states’ top whitewater streams. Cabins and lodging are also available as well as hiking and canoeing. For more information call the Boston Mountain Ranger District at 501-667-2191

Bear Creek Trail
Lake Greeson
31 miles of trails
Contact: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Lake Greeson Resource Manager
Rt. 1, Hwy. 19 North
Murfreesboro, Ar. 71958
501-285-2151
This trail system is accessible from the Daisy State Park as well as 3 other trailheads.

Craighead State Forest
Larry Jackson, Forest Manager
(870) 933-4608
ATVs are allowed “outside” the loop road
Approx. 10 miles of trails

Arkansas Trails Council
#1 Capitol Mall
Little Rock, Ar. 72201
501-682-1301

Ouachita National Forest
Fourche Mountain Trail
26 miles
Poteau Ranger District
P.O. Box 2255
Waldron, Ar. 72958
501-637-4174
Editor’s Note:It is urgent for all riders to stay on main trails and obey all posted areas. The Forest Service has evaluated shutting down the entire area. They are giving us two more years and will reevaluate. In the mean time all violators will be given steep fines. If the situation does not improve, the areas will be closed.

Ozark National Forest Recreation Areas

Ozark National Forest
Moccasin Gap Trails
28 miles of trails
Moccasin Gap Trailhead is located on the west side of Scenic Hwy. 7, approximately 25 miles north of Russellville, Arkansas. The trail system consists of four loops and is open to ATVs, mountain bikes, hikers and horses. There are 17 camping spurs, vault toilets and municipal water.
Bayou Ranger District
Rt. 1 Box 36
Hector, Ar. 72843
501-284-3150

Ozark National Forest
Brock Creek Trails
60 miles of trails
Bayou Ranger District
Rt. 1 Box 36
Hector, Ar. 72843
501-284-3150

Ozark National Forest
Mill Creek Trails
60 miles of trails
Boston Mountain Ranger District
Hwy. 23 North P.O. Box 302
Ozark, Ar. 72949
501-667-2191

Ozark National Forest
Huckleberry Mountain Trail
Very scenic! 35 miles of trails
Mt. Magazine Ranger District
P.O. Box 511
Paris, Ar. 72855
501-963-3076

Ouachita National Forest
Sugar Creek Trail
31 miles of scenic trails
Watch for horses!
Cold Springs Ranger District
P.O. Box 417
2190 E. Main St.
Booneville, Ar. 72927
501-675-3233

Ouachita & Ozark National Forests
Logging & Access Roads
thousands of miles
Administrative maps can be ordered at each from:
Ozark Interpretive Association
P.O. Box 1279
Mountain View, Ar. 72560
(870)757-2211
Include .50 shipping and handling for mail orders.




Florida

State Recreational Trail Funding Program

Florida National Forests
Big Cypress National Preserve
(Legal Riding with annual permit.)

Florida Trail Riders: fltrlrdr@aol.com

Florida Communities Network
Big Cypress Swamp

Ocala National Forest
St. Rd. 40 (35 miles E. of I-75)
Ocala, Fl.
1-352-625-7470(Information booth)

They have maps and information on riding in the area and how to get to it.  Camping sites available.  Dirtbikes, ATV’s, and dune buggy’s ride these trails.

Withlacoochee State Forest
- Croom Recreation Area
40 miles north of Tampa.
Contact for trail maps and info :
Withlacoochee State Forest
15019 Broad St.
Brooksville, Fl. 34601
(352)-754-6896
(Entrance to park not easy to find.)
     It is at the NW corner of I-75 and S.R. 50 BEHIND and just east of the hotel on an unpaved road. Entrance is not marked well. No signs out by road. Very nice campground in center of forest with water and electric each site. Showers and bathrooms at campground.
       BUT – entrance to campground is on a treacherous 4-5 mile long unpaved road. Surface is sugar sand and easy to get stuck in. Go only when dry season if you don’t want to chance getting stuck. There is a public parking area for day users close to entrance for those who don’t want to camp.
       Can not ride ATVs into the park, they must be trailered in past the guard house. Annual permit at guard house.
      Heavy wooded forest, miles and miles of sugar sand trails, up and down hills galore. Old mining pit area near entrance great for getting up some real speed with lots of bumps and jumps.



Georgia

State Recreational Trail Funding Program

GARTRA: murry@mindspring.com

Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests–Off-Road Vehicle Information
Kentuck ORV Trail!



Louisiana

State Recreational Trail Funding Program
Kisatchie National Forest

Evangeline District of Kisatchie National Forest / Red Dirt National Wildlife Reserve / 100,000 acres of mapped trails including creeks, hills, jumps and berms. A 51 mile loop surrounds the entire area. Take Cloutierville exit (119) off of I-49. Follow La. 119 west approximately 10 miles to the Reserve entrance on the right. All parking and trailheads are off of this road. At the first sign, there are maps of the park.

     Camp Claiborne:
Trail maps at the Loran Trailhead parking/camping area. Three seprate trail loops, each around 30 miles long and lots of trails that are not marked. Hundreds of riders every weekend enjoy this place. Take I-49 south of Alexandria to Forest Hills exit, once your in Forest Hills turn north on 165 three miles on left to Hwy. 112; approx 4 miles on right there is a sign says Claiborne multi-use trails.
      L.A. dunes south of Forest Hills,if you like to ride the sand dunes this is a great place. L.A Dunes is privatly owned, need to have a flag but there are plenty of camping areas.

Bonnet Carre Spillway
7,700 acres of sandy, muddy terrain located 15 miles NW of New Orleans ,LA. Open year round. Great area to explore and mud bog. To get here from the east on I-10: Exit I-10 at I-310 in Kenner. Go south on I-310 to Hwy 61 and exit right on 61. Go app. 5 miles to a town named Norco. The spillway will intersect Hwy 61 immediately past this town. Enter the spillway on the south side of Hwy 61. Parking areas are available as soon as you enter the spillway. From the west on I-10: Exit I-10 in Laplace (exit 209) onto Hwy 51. Take 51 south app. 2 miles to Hwy 61. Turn left on Hwy 61 and go app. 5 miles to spillway. Enter spillway as described above.



Mississippi

State Recreational Trail Funding Program

OHV Riding in Mississippi National Forests

Sawdust Piles ORV Area-Near Biloxi / 20+ miles/ Mostly sandy & flat
Contact White Plains Trail Riders – Pres. Bob Davis
(601) 392-1175

Bethel ORV Area – 65+miles/Rollinghills/
Contact Gulf Coast Sandblasters – Robert Rocko
<(601) 392-1404

Rattlesnake Bay ORV Area- 30 miles/mild hills-sandy/
Contact Mississippi Hi-Point Enduro Riders – Fred Pittman
(601) 477-2119

Trace State Park / 30miles/ various terrain
Contact Trace State Park
(601) 489-2958

Enid Lake
US Army Corps of Engineers
PO BOX 10
Enid, MS 38927-0010
Phone: 601-563-4571

Tiger Creek ORV Area -25 miles /mud-challenging terrain
Contact Ridge Runners Enduro Team/ David Jones
(601) 763-7427

Army Corps of Engineers
Coldwater, MS
Arkabutla Lake
Take Coldwater Exit off of I-55, go west to to intersection of Hwy. 51, turn right, go about 5 miles, and the parking area is on the left.

Sardis Lake
John Kyle State Park entrance, (BlackJack Rd), off of highway 6 between Oxford and Batesville Mississippi. Go North towards John Kyle State Park on BlackJack Road. Right before the entrance to the park and AFTER the old church, take a right on gravel road. This is Corp of Engineers designated area. Parking is available all down the road at the pull-off areas. GREAT trails, lake, pond, MUD, and terrain.



South Carolina

 State Recreational Trail Funding Program

South Carolina State Trails Program
Francis Marion & Sumter National Forests
Francis Marion & Sumter National Forests OHV Trails

TNT Motorsports Park

Manchester State Forest
6740 Headquarters Road
Wedgefield SC 29168
803-494-8196
Trails are easy and all sand.
Annual fee of .00 is required.

Enoree Trail / 20+ miles / located between Clinton and Whitmire
Contact:
Enoree Ranger District
Rt. 1 Box 179
Whitmire, S.C. 29178
803-276-4810

The Francis Marion National Forest Cycle Trail (Wambaw Trail)
Located 35 miles NE of Charleston,SC.

It is administered by the Forest Service in McClellanville, SC. The Ranger office telephone number is 803-887-3257. A map of the National forest is available for . The area is also a hunt unit from Aug until early Jan so riding is recommended on Sundays during deer season although it is not mandantory. The trail consist of one-way north and south loops, each about 20 miles in length, and both return to the trail head where you park. Each loop takes about 2.5 hrs to ride on a 4 wheeler. There is a Forest Service provided trail head consisting of parking space, latrine facilities, and a shelter. There are no other facilities so you must bring your water, food, and other comforts. The terrain is heavily wooded, mostly flat and low, and can be very wet during the winter months in many places. The trail is maintained by a local cycle club and there is no riding fee. Only dirt bikes and 3&4 wheelers use the trails. Only 5% of trails are forest service roads. The trails are usually sandy, generally marked, have many 3-5″ tree stubs, and are only 44″ wide in some areas due to pine trees so extra care is necessary! High heat, bugs, and foliage make summer riding unpleasant. Best used from Nov until May. From highway US 17 at McClellanville, take highway SC 45 west about 9 miles to the Honey Hill community. Turn left on highway S-8-654(Half Way Creek Road) for 5 miles until the Round Pond Trail Head sign on right appears. Parking area 1/8 mile in wooded area. GPS coordinates for trail head are N33+08.40, W79+38.03.

 
 
 
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