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Yesterday 08:35 PM
Xgmtech Here's an alternative to that Lake Mary spot, and it's legal! It's the Seminole State Forest, on SR46 west of I-4. The trails are nothing hardcore, but it's interesting at least. The places where you can drive are all clearly marked and they are all wide enough for Jeeps - no scratches from branches. There is a $2 entrance fee (theres nobody to collect it - its an "honor system" collection box). You can drive the whole place in a couple of hours - it's good-sized but not too big. Heres the website: Seminole State Forest / State Forests / Our Forests / Florida Forest Service / Divisions & Offices / Home - Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
01-16-2015 11:15 AM
damndirtydog Watch the mud out there. It's full of solvents and crap that's run off of I-4.
It etched the clear coat on the hood and doors on my jeep. Took 2 days of compounding and buffing to get it fixed.
Probably not a good place for stockers to go unless u have another jeep with you. The sand is super soft and the mud can be real deep. Lol I got high centered once on a berm disguised with saw grass and had to have a buddy pull me off and I have 3.5" of lift.
Unfortunate if it gets closed down. I plan to come home for JeepBeach and was going to make that an afternoon of wheeling.
01-16-2015 10:58 AM
syn-ack As mentioned previously, I as well live about 5 minutes away, and I can tell you as of the past few weeks, there has been an increased police presence, from both SCSO and Lake Mary PD. The property is NOT properly posted for no trespassing per FSS, and I do not know if any agency has a letter on file allowing them to trespass anyway, but wheel at your own risk.
01-16-2015 07:00 AM
artsch
Wheeling in Lake Mary

I go out there all the time since I live 10 minutes away. I never had a problem with the Police. There is usually some dirt bikes and ATV's there and once in a while some Jeeps and trucks. If you want to go this weekend let me know.
01-15-2015 09:26 AM
WalleysTJ I was out there a couple weeks ago. Looks like Seminole Ccouty Sheriff is keeping a close eye on this location. We were there for about 20 minutes before they showed up and politely asked us to leave, because we are tresspassing.

Not suprising since there is a Sheriff sub-station down the road on the same street.
01-11-2015 01:46 PM
UCFscottyb11 I realize this thread is fairly dated but has anybody been out here in a while? I just moved to Lake Mary and would like to check it out. PM me if anybody has time this week or next weekend to go out for a bit.
10-27-2014 06:15 PM
Xgmtech
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Originally Posted by happyfirst View Post
What's it like back there? Right now I'm stock but hope to have a 2.5" lift in the coming weeks. No winch. Any surprises one should be careful about?
You can expect a good amount of sugar sand, so be careful if you're running street tires (I keep a small shovel in my Jeep just in case). And watch out for the motorcycles, they zip around a lot faster than we do.
10-27-2014 05:25 PM
artsch
4 Wheeling in Lake Mary

It all depends when you go back there. After a lot of rain you are going to get into mud. On nice days where there has been no rain for a couple of days it is not to bad at all but there is a lot of sand back there. There are a couple of nice hills there also. We need to get together out there.
10-27-2014 11:01 AM
happyfirst What's it like back there? Right now I'm stock but hope to have a 2.5" lift in the coming weeks. No winch. Any surprises one should be careful about?
10-27-2014 10:42 AM
syn-ack I too have been there many times, I live 2 miles away, however I have been stopped by a Lake Mary officer as I exited out the Primera side. He said I was not supposed to be back there, I noted there was no 'no trespassing' sign, and he replied saying there was one on the other side. That said, that does not conform to Florida State Statutes in regards to proper posting, additionally I checked with a buddy of mine, and Lake Mary PD does not have a letter on file authorizing them to trespass anyone on that property.

Bottom line, ultimately they are limited in what they can do, but as we all know... if the police wanna hassle you, they will find a way. Like others mentioned, play at your own risk, and if you do get stopped play nice with the officer.
10-27-2014 08:44 AM
artsch I have been up there dozens of times and never been bothered by law enforcement. It's a really nice place to go and bigger then you think. I am there every weekend and there are usually 4 wheelers there. As long as you're not noisy or make a mess (or set a fire) I don't think you will be bothered. I have seen a lot of nice places like this closed down because of a few people.

If you want to go there over the weekend let me know and I can meet you there. I only live like 10 minutes from there in Longwood.
Art
10-27-2014 08:42 AM
artsch
Lake Mary Off Road

I have been up there dozens of times and never been bothered by law enforcement. It's a really nice place to go and bigger then you think. I am there every weekend and there are usually 4 wheelers there. As long as you're not noisy or make a mess (or set a fire) I don't think you will be bothered. I have seen a lot of nice places like this closed down because of a few people.

If you want to go there over the weekend let me know and I can meet you there. I only live like 10 minutes from there in Longwood.
Art
10-26-2014 07:06 AM
Casey Bones I'll be up in the Geneva Area Thanksgiving Weekend to see GF's parents. I'll be coming up in my YJ from Ft. Lauderdale, with possibly another friend in his CJ. Would like to meet up with some of you up there for some local knowledge. Will gladly return the favor if anyone is down south.
10-25-2014 08:24 PM
Xgmtech
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Someone told me that one can get in trouble for going back there. Is it marked with No Trepassing signs? I'm also trying to find a place close to Lake Mary.
If you enter that area from the Manderley Run side, I saw a small "No Tresspassing" sign... and if you enter from the Primera side there are none - but there is a Sheriff's substation almost directly across the street from the entrance.

So, having said that... I live 10 minutes from there and have been out there a half dozen times (recently) and never been hassled - never seen a cop in there either (most of it, they couldn't access it even if they tried). I always see other people every time I go out there, most of the time its people with trailers full of dirt bikes - even little kids riding dirt bikes also. It's a fairly popular spot to wheel or ride... I guess the moral of this story would be: enter at your own risk... and if you are hassled, play dumb and say there was no sign where you entered?
10-25-2014 07:16 PM
happyfirst Someone told me that one can get in trouble for going back there. Is it marked with No Trepassing signs? I'm also trying to find a place close to Lake Mary.
10-05-2014 01:23 PM
artsch Dog gone spell check again, I typed Lake Mary and got Lake Mark or something like that, darn
10-05-2014 01:21 PM
artsch Down in the Lakw Mark off road right now. Have a couple of dirt bikes riding here. Sweet day out to be here beautiful day. I am sitting in one of my favorite spots down here in the shade. Hope to see another jeep come by, lol
09-15-2014 11:26 AM
JKS I typically go on Friday nights after work, went there last weekend on a saturday. If you ever need someone to go out with you PM me and we can exchange numbers! When you went out this weekend, did you encounter any mud in the big mud whole or anything? The past few times I was out there everything was dried up.
09-14-2014 03:29 PM
Thorshammer7 Nice meeting you artsch. It is a very nice place spent only 20 mins or so there and there was some trash. I didn't see any posted signs, just no dumping.
09-14-2014 01:41 PM
artsch
Agreed

I just came back from the Lake Mary Jeep trails and yes there is some trash laying around and also not to much traffic there as you said. I just met a guy and his wife that belong to the Lakeland Jeep Club, very nice people. Yesterday there were a few Jeeps there and somekind of 4WD truck (I usually only pay attention to the Jeeps) and they were not doing anything wrong like tearing the place up which is great. I am there every weekend but will be staying longer once the tempeture and humidity goes down. I camped out there in the more wooded spot a couple times already and it was really nice.
Take care and Happy Jeeping!
09-12-2014 09:51 PM
JKS
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Originally Posted by artsch View Post
Lets try and keep this area open, I have seen 3 great off roading areas like this one closed down all together because people went in the area, had loud parties, beat up the place, made a lot of noise, left trash and beer bottles all over the place. We have to make like we are not even there if you know what I mean. This is a great spot in a perfect area I would hate to run to Ocala to do some off roading when this place is 10 minutes from my house.
I completely agree. Although every time I do go there is always some evidence that a party went on there. I've found piles of garbage, things on fire, bins for kegs, and plain shenanigans. Especially by the big mud hole. The only saving grace is since I started going, there does not seem to be a lot of traffic there. I rarely see people or fresh tire tracks.
09-12-2014 09:13 AM
artsch Lets try and keep this area open, I have seen 3 great off roading areas like this one closed down all together because people went in the area, had loud parties, beat up the place, made a lot of noise, left trash and beer bottles all over the place. We have to make like we are not even there if you know what I mean. This is a great spot in a perfect area I would hate to run to Ocala to do some off roading when this place is 10 minutes from my house.
09-03-2014 03:11 PM
tovrin JKS, thats a hella drive from sunrise, fl! my company has an office in sunrise, i drive there often.
09-03-2014 09:42 AM
JKS I'll be out there again on Saturday late morning with a buddy of mine. Been there 3 times now and it's a solid little off-road oasis.
09-03-2014 09:01 AM
Thorshammer7 Thank you Tovrin.
09-03-2014 08:48 AM
tovrin Lake Mary Wheeling spot entrance
09-02-2014 09:22 AM
Thorshammer7 Hey all, I'm with The Lakeland Jeep Club we are a very small club looking for places to trail ride from time to time. Could someone give me directions and maybe lead our little band around there sometime ?
08-15-2014 03:27 PM
JKS Thanks for the heads up! I'm going to go check it out when I get off of work tonight. Solo (I know stupid but it's been a while). Looks like fun from Google Maps!

I'm going to try to go around 6-7pm tonight for an hour or so. If anyone wants to kick off the weekend with some wheeling PM me and I'll shoot you over my cell number.
07-08-2014 10:50 AM
gwozniakusn were around this weekend. we also live down the street; off of lake mary blvd. lets tear it up this weekend!
07-07-2014 10:14 PM
syn-ack I've been out there about 5 times in the past two weeks I have had my Jeep. I actually camped out there Saturday night. I live right around the corner as well, and will likely be out there again this weekend.

This was a pic I took out there last week, I think... The days all kinda just run together.
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