Sounds like a great idea & a lot of work but if it all happens it would be a very fun place for off roader's to spend time. Look up Area BFE in Moab, it is privately owned & sounds like what you are thinking of doing
Cool! That's what a guy did in Colfax, LA (called Louisiana Mudfest). Now, just a couple years into it, has live concerts on 3-day weekends and even is on the Travel Channel this week. It's a real good time. He allows 4-wheelers, all 4WD's, campers, tents, campfires, etc The only rule is to not feed the cows. LOL
these horses are as tame as they can get, there like puppy dogs--lol
as far as the waiver, yep...it,s a must,,
and i really want to get this going,-should i go to my lawyer and set up a legal waiver. i wasnt thinking about charging to wheel here but maybe have to have help paying for the build, maybe a small fee for a 3 day pass or even season pass.
but i really just want to open a playground for us wheelers that we dont have to worry about the gates being shut, and just haveing a great time with the competions or just wheeling around..
what are your thoughts on this,
it is a great place and could be so much more.
Honestly, people would expect to pay something, and most wouldn't mind it either just to have a fun and "legal" place to go for a day or the weekend. I mean, how convenient would THAT be to have a place to meet your buddies and go muddin all weekend?
I would travel from North Georgia, too. I've spent some quality time in Whitesburg... Are you near there?
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i wasnt thinking about charging to wheel here but maybe have to have help paying for the build, maybe a small fee for a 3 day pass or even season pass.
what are your thoughts on this
post up on your flyers (or put up a sign) that you can't really afford to build it up and ask folks to donate what they can afford to or volunteer to help build it. That doesn't work these days for most things, but I'd be willing to bet that a large chunk of the jeeper population would help you out
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One of our dreams is to have more then a few acres of land.. and have a campground/jeep trail.. once you leave the hard surface.. you have to off road back to your camping area.
Sounds like your set.. I would bring in a landscaper and have them draw something up (view the lay of the land) and hopefully you have a few streams to cross and more then a few hills to climb.. nothing to strenuous.. make it fun and don't put camp sites right by the trail.. Sites would only accessible to 4 wheel drives no campers etc. Winching areas would be an option.. so maybe add winch post in each of these locations.
Don't just do one trail.. but a whole series of trails.. with different skill levels. Close a few down in the winter months etc. Thou one issue you'll be facing, Insurance.. so you may need to post speed limit signs and get a contract sort of thing made up for anyone wanting to venture your trails.
Sounds like a great idea and being more Jeep friendly would be nice......IMO you SHOULD charge something.......otherwise it COULD be a "free for all" on your property.
Charge a little something keep it area specific? Maybe Jeeps here...quads here...dirt bikes here....and a "trail area" for just puttin' along.......IDK thinking out loud....but there should be a fee to help a "feeling of responsibility" ......GOOD LUCK! Keep us informed might be a 3 day weekend.....hotel motel B&B close?
Definitely check with your lawyer, and also the state fish and game office. I know every state has different laws, but here in NH, if your land is open for public use(ie: not posted) then you are covered by the state is someone gets hurt on your land while using it for recreation. This also goes for off road vehicles. State law prevents someone from suing you if they get hurt. But if you charge for the use of the land, this makes you fully liable if someone gets hurt. I would hate to see you get sued for doing such a great thing, so make sure you research it fully so you cover your butt.
Another thought is to lease the use of the land to a local club, then they can carry insurance on it, and they can charge for the use of the land (through club memberships and event entries) and use the money to maintain the land. Just tossing some ideas out there for ya!