Originally Posted by 99TJCrawler
Are u serious? There are people dumb enough to off road drunk?! I dont want any part of that. I think I'll pass on going there. How can they be that lax with their rules? Don't they see that as a liability issue?
If you ever go to Laurel, you'll understand... their Welcome to Laurel sign is located in a graveyard if that tells you anything.
It's pretty much redneckville...when we were riding there, we never had any issues with encountering drunks, but speaking with some regulars that go, they warned us to be careful because toward the evening hours, people get out after partying and start getting pretty crazy. Lots of wrecks and stuff happen there.
They do have rules against driving drunk I think... as well as driving after dark and riding without helmets (for quads/dirt bikes), but it's a family-owned place and I think there's one guy who cruises around in a little pickup trying to enforce the rules. Basically people wait for him to drive past, and then hit the trails. I get their newsletter and it looked like they were looking to hire on some folks to help out with enforcing the rules so they may really be cracking down on things, but last time I was there they were still really lax.
It is a pretty sweet place to go if you're a partier though...just gotta be responsible about it. Go out, off road all day, come back...light a fire, kick back and drink until you decide to pass out. Last time I was there, it was $15 to get in and that included camping until 9am the following morning.