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Old 08-03-2007, 11:09 AM   #1
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Texas ORV Parks and offroad spots

Here's a start. If anyone else has any to add please do. Then we can have a complete list here of legal spots to wheel.

Barnwell Mountain, Gilmer Texas
www.barnwellmountainra.com

Brazos Valley Off-road Ranch, Bryan Texas
www.brazosvalleyoffroadranch.com

General Sam's off road wilderness park, Huntsville Texas
www.generalsams.com

Shiloh Ridge ORV Park, Rusk texas
www.shilohridge.com

Tree's Ranch Offroad park
www.treesranchoffroad.com

Katempcy Rocks, Mason Texas
http://katemcyrocks.com/

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Found this off another site.

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Angelina National Forest Zavalla , TX

Barnwell Mountain Recreational Area Gilmer, TX

Canadian River OHV Area Near Amarillo, TX

General Sam's Off-Road Wilderness Park Huntsville, TX

Katemcy Rocks / Kruse Offroad Mason, TX

Lake McClellan OHV Trails Near Canadian, TX

Lake Meredith National Recreation Area Near Amarillo, TX

Marshall Creek ORV Park Near Forth Worth, TX

Sam Houston National Forest New Waverly , TX

Satan's Playground Between Comstock and Ozona Texas

Shiloh Ridge Alto, TX

The Wheelin' Ranch Nocona, TX

Trees Ranch Offroad Adventure Park Junction, TX

West Texas Baja Offroad Area Near Lubbock, TX


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another good spot is spring offroad park. about 30 min. north of houston on i-45 just east of old town spring.
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Damn I can't believe I didn't see this before. Good info guys!
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Where did you guys find this info? Is every state listed?
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Old 08-18-2007, 05:35 PM   #6
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Yea, I need to do a lil bit of editing on that list I posted. Some of the spots are closed down sadly.

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Updated list, thanks to several people here. Keep em coming.

Barnwell Mountain, Gilmer Texas
www.barnwellmountainra.com

Brazos Valley Off-road Ranch, Bryan Texas
www.brazosvalleyoffroadranch.com

General Sam's off road wilderness park, Huntsville Texas
www.generalsams.com

Shiloh Ridge ORV Park, Rusk texas
www.shilohridge.com

Tree's Ranch Offroad park
www.treesranchoffroad.com

Katempcy Rocks, Mason Texas
http://katemcyrocks.com/

Angelina National forest, Jasper Tx.
Main site unknown,
writeup on trails.
http://www.4x4now.com/trtxja.htm

Canadian river ORV area, Amarillo, TX
no know website

Satan's playground, between Ozona, TX and Comstock, TX
http://www.sp-orv.com/index.htm

Spring Creek offroad park
http://www.springcreekoffroad.com/

Big Bend National Park, south of Marathon, TX
Main site
http://www.nps.gov/bibe/
Park map
http://www.nps.gov/bibe/planyourvisi...d/BIBEmap3.pdf


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We just went to Bridgeport a couple of weeks ago to do prep work for a OHV park that the city is backing. This place has a lot of potential.

Check out the thread on our forum:

http://www.torc4x4.org/viewtopic.php?t=1631
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any of those places allow camping and have a river within the park to cool off- in the 200-300 mile range from houston?
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thanks alot. theres 3 offroad parks fiarly close to me. one is actually about an hour and a half away(spring), which is pretty damn nice seeing as i live in the middle of houston.
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Rock Creek Ranch in Lipan.
254-646-2422
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W 98 09.627'

I guess you could say it's in its infancy, so it's hard to get hold of the owner. I've been out there once. Not too bad of a place. Only open on Fri-Sun.

That Marshall Creek is dirt bikes only now.

There is also DeLeon, or the 4B farm. That place is brutal. It's a private farm, but they allow about 3-4 off road trips a year. Super nice people. It's worth it to go there. About half the group drops out after the first day. In the easy group (if you can call it that), a lot of the guys that are closer to stock usually refuse to do a lot of the stuff. It is not nice to Jeeps at all, but I think it's my favorite place to go. There are chunks of my Mickey Thompsons all over that place.

And I didn't see this one mentioned in Marble Falls. I haven't been there, but I've heard about it.
http://www.bouldercreekfarms.org/offroad.html

Bridgeport workday is coming up for August 2. They need traffic to wear down the trails in preparation for their opening. Look at it as a free wheeling day. Lots of trails now.
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There is also:

Longs Ranch outside Llano
Long Ranch - Texas Wheelin'

Clines Ranch 20 mins outside San Antonio
(don't think they have a web site, but I can give you directions)

Boulder Creek outside Marble Falls
Boulder Creek Trail Park - Marble Falls, Texas
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Tmtc

Not open to the public yet....

But there is a new place being developed in Ozona, TX.

I've been invited out for a few work days...

Anyone interested?
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Got any information on it? I've heard of one in that general area (north of Satan's), but can't remember the name...
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Anyone have any feedback on these? Any better than others for stock vehicles (for now... hehe).....

Starting to get our list together of places to visit not too terrilby far from DFW..... within 3 hours or so.....

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If your looking for near to D/FW, try BMRA(Gilmer) and Bridgeport is close to opening I believe. TWR in Nacona is long gone, and Katemsy Rocks os closing down as well.
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I am entertaining the idea of possibly moving to the Dallas/FW area but nothing definite... but one of my top concerns is having good rock crawling. Any good rock crawling type terrain? Even if it takes and hour or two to drive, or even three hours. Ouch, I'm spoiled with the trails here in AZ.

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I am entertaining the idea of possibly moving to the Dallas/FW area but nothing definite... but one of my top concerns is having good rock crawling. Any good rock crawling type terrain? Even if it takes and hour or two to drive, or even three hours. Ouch, I'm spoiled with the trails here in AZ.

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Ben, check out the Google Map posted below.

http://jeep.jtcotton.info/TX_Trails.kml - Google Maps

There are several good spots but I don't think anything here will be quite like AZ. The TX Hill Country has a few good spots. That's the central parts of TX and the park near Ozona (Satans Playground) has pretty good rock crawling.

Check the link and look at the websites. I'm sure Texas has something that will satisfy.
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Ben, check out the Google Map posted below.

http://jeep.jtcotton.info/TX_Trails.kml - Google Maps

There are several good spots but I don't think anything here will be quite like AZ. The TX Hill Country has a few good spots. That's the central parts of TX and the park near Ozona (Satans Playground) has pretty good rock crawling.

Check the link and look at the websites. I'm sure Texas has something that will satisfy.

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i see that clayton OK is about 4 hrs drive from Dallas and is pretty good stuff. I'm asking the folks over at another texas jeep website about their favorite spots "close to" dallas. Seems most people drive for a day to get somewhere good then wheel a few days and drive back. I'll need a truck and trailer sooner than later for sure. lol. breaking down on trails 30 minutes from the home here in Phx is one thing... breaking down 4 hrs from home could be very bad without a trailer. I am seeing some good stuff though but most require a day of driving.

I'm basically just testing the waters, so to speak, about moving to texas. Not certain I'll make that move... I feel like I've just gotten settled here in AZ after 10 yrs and it's home. but I lived in Dallas for 12 yrs and that was beforer I got into rock crawling. Texas is a beautiful state/country
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That's pretty much the norm. Most of the guys here would make a weekend of going to Katemcy since it's one of the closest spots for us. I've always done the Jamboree which is about 20 miles from Katemcy and that was always a long weekend trip.

You, on the other hand, have a few more spots close to you although I'm not sure how much real rock crawling there is. You're also fairly close to Arkansas which has the Superlift park.
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We're working on getting Bridgeport open sometime this year. It's only 350~ acres, but it's mean enough to tear up the biggest of them, and will give you enough to do to fill up a full day. It's a great day trip place, and not more than an hour from just about anywhere in the metroplex.

Gilmer, TX (Barnwell Mountain) is about 2-2.5 hours from the metroplex. It's 1800 acres and has just about everything. It's a state park.

Rock Creek is a private place that is a few hundred acres. It isn't bad. Maybe 1-1.5 hours away from the metroplex. You just call ahead and tell the guy you're coming.

Clayton is one of the rougher spots in Oklahoma and is a few hours drive.

Hot Springs, AR is a few hours drive and is the Superlift park.

There is the 4B Farm in DeLeon that is a private ranch. They usually only have a handful of trips a year. It never fails that 50% of the people that sign up break before the first day is over.

Marble Falls is down south. A few hours away, but almost 2,000 acres, from what I understand (never been there, but friends have).

Palo Duro Canyon has a few places if you are willing to drive a little further to the pahnandle.

If you want to go to the beach, you can go to the Padre Island seashore and drive the entire 55 miles of deserted beach.

There is another place near Bryan, TX, but I don't remember the name. I'm sure I can find out if you want to know.

There is another place opening in far south Texas, the Escondido Draw. It's another state park, but won't be open for another couple years.

Katemcy is closing. They lost their lease.

Some guys are working on cleaning up K-trail in Oklahoma, and getting everything mapped out up there.

That's all I can think of off the top of my head that's around this area.
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That's pretty much the norm. Most of the guys here would make a weekend of going to Katemcy since it's one of the closest spots for us. I've always done the Jamboree which is about 20 miles from Katemcy and that was always a long weekend trip.

You, on the other hand, have a few more spots close to you although I'm not sure how much real rock crawling there is. You're also fairly close to Arkansas which has the Superlift park.
I have been meditating about this a lot lately. I see there are some nice places to wheel from some of these photos. Decided against the move after giving it some more thought. There were many things involved and the stars weren't lined up just right. ha. I decided not to blindly follow the $. And the rocks in AZ just can't be beat although in Texas it looks pretty nice. Plus I'd have to make all new wheeling buddies.

Thanks again for all the info guys. SHould be very helpful to others looking for spots to wheel. Sucks about Katemcy!!!
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I have been meditating about this a lot lately. I see there are some nice places to wheel from some of these photos. Decided against the move after giving it some more thought. There were many things involved and the stars weren't lined up just right. ha. I decided not to blindly follow the $. And the rocks in AZ just can't be beat although in Texas it looks pretty nice. Plus I'd have to make all new wheeling buddies.
You seem to have made up your mind, but if you still have any doubts, be certain about it. This is from the paper today.

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Still, that’s up from 2.5 percent in the fourth quarter of 2008.

In Dallas-Plano-Irving there is a 4 percent risk that prices may fall, also up from 2.5 percent in the fourth quarter of 2008.

Several metropolitan areas in California, Florida, Nevada and Arizona will see close to a 100 percent chance that prices will drop in the next two years, the report says.
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barnwell mountain in gilmer is a awesome park i live about 30 min from there so we always go and camp for the weekend there are tons of trails from easy to hard and some tricky good camping and a clean place all in all. good showers and theres a pavilion and a rock garden to play on.
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Rumor around here says someone bought some land near Old Katemcy, and is planning on setting up a new version of the old area. Lets hope it is more than just a rumor.
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anything near austin plan on moving there within the next year.
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Ditto. And what is a good Texas Jeep site?
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