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04-08-2013 01:30 PM
Krawlersaur
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Originally Posted by dingos_unlimited View Post
Missouri boy here. Thinking about coming over to turkey bay April 13th to help with the trail clean up. My 8 yr old son will be tagging along. Do you guys think it will be kosher for him? And worht the drive.
I do. Im heading to the clean-up with Clarksville Offroad, and the plan is to get some wheeling done while were at it. TB is fun, you should come out.
04-05-2013 10:26 PM
dingos_unlimited Missouri boy here. Thinking about coming over to turkey bay April 13th to help with the trail clean up. My 8 yr old son will be tagging along. Do you guys think it will be kosher for him? And worht the drive.
03-24-2013 09:24 PM
reynolr
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Originally Posted by melvingdodson View Post
too many four wheelers, utv and moto x bikes. They fly around with no respect to anyone else. never know when one will cross your path WFO. Other than that it is very enjoyable and senic.

Come on Melvin, it's not really that bad. I've been there a time or two and didn't have any problems with the ATVs. You just have to pay attention and it's pretty clear sailing.
02-05-2013 12:52 PM
melvingdodson
lbl turkey bay

too many four wheelers, utv and moto x bikes. They fly around with no respect to anyone else. never know when one will cross your path WFO. Other than that it is very enjoyable and senic.
02-05-2013 10:28 AM
Krawlersaur Finally arrived at Ft Campbell! So anyone gonna make any weekend runs anytime soon? It will be my first time there, so I'd prefer not to go alone, if i actually wheel and not sight-see.
01-02-2013 08:25 PM
JeepNmurray Hope you had fun !!!!!!!
01-02-2013 11:03 AM
HannibleMP Got a couple of Things to start the New Year off.. For starters, got a CB & fuel door for Christmas.. Yet to be installed. Also added a little bling* Went to Turkey Bay, KY for a 1-1-13 ride. Was a bit sloshy, but fun.However, I happened to create a new project while there.. Busted a bushwacker flare and cracked 2 others. I think I'm going to chop the lip off and turn them into flats(ish). I'll also need to find a plastic welder for cracks. Followed by a sanding and Bedlining to finish it up..
12-31-2012 01:43 PM
HannibleMP Turkey Bay trips 1-1-13, and 1-5-13. Meeting at 9am
12-10-2012 01:42 PM
WXman Best time to go is from October through March. Typically, TVA drops the lake level during that time and you can drive around the rocky trail that follows the shore of the lake. It's a beautiful drive. The rest of the trails are also wet and not as dusty during this time for an added bonus.
10-28-2012 06:41 PM
jeepmonkey06 Turkey Bay, next weekend. I can't wait!
10-18-2012 12:57 AM
HannibleMP
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Originally Posted by pilotjett
Whats the fee for turkey bay? I didn't see it on the web site.
It's $15 for 3 days, or $60 for a year
10-17-2012 12:36 AM
pilotjett Whats the fee for turkey bay? I didn't see it on the web site.
10-07-2012 08:15 PM
JeepNmurray
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Originally Posted by DJ_B1R
Were heading down Friday November 2 and staying until Sunday.
If any of you are cyclist ? There's a CX race at Barkley lodge nov 2nd. Beer garden & special rates at the lodge.
10-07-2012 08:12 PM
JeepNmurray The Rangers over there can be Butts from time to time & they screwed up some good riding when they took it over. I'm just now getting back in to jeeping but the most fun thing to do in LBL. Is ride the old roads not usable by regular vehicle. Purchase a camping permit & camp where ya want to, just hide the beer in a red solo cup.
09-13-2012 02:57 PM
Barrie
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Originally Posted by Ageless Stranger View Post
I'm suprised you have that much trouble with them. I wheel there all the time, and have never been approached by a LEO. :shrug:
Same here Josh, never had a problem with any of the Rangers.
09-13-2012 02:53 PM
Ageless Stranger I'm suprised you have that much trouble with them. I wheel there all the time, and have never been approached by a LEO. :shrug:
09-13-2012 02:23 PM
WXman
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Originally Posted by HannibleMP View Post
I've come out of there covered in mud and they never said a word to me about it
We've pulled up at the ranger station to sign in and got a lecture about it before even unloading the rigs. "You boys aren't plannin' on getting muddy are ya'?" "Gee sir, what would make you think we'd come to an off road park to do that?"

We've also had forest rangers come into our campsite and force us to remove my 3 year old son's PowerWheels toy truck from behind the tent, because it was "beyond the boundary for motorized vehicles". I had it behind the tent to keep it out of sight so nobody would steal it in the middle of the night, and those a$$clowns made me put it out in plain view. A plastic toy electric truck!

The place is a total joke since USFS got all high-n-mighty around there. 10 years ago you'd have HUGE crowds, soldiers from Fort Campbell, all kinds of rigs and spectators, gatherings at the area known as the "Gator Pit", just a real fun time. Now you have to watch your every move so you don't get slapped on the wrist by Johnny Law.

It's a shame, because the scenery in the forest is different than all the other places in Kentucky you can go to and ride legally. Sigh.....
09-12-2012 04:42 PM
HannibleMP
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Originally Posted by WXman

Yeah but when you pull into an off-road park and the sign says NO MUDDING you do feel like laughing and going somewhere else. The strict rules killed the attendance. Buggies can dislodge soil climbing hills all day and make noise, but a jeep can't drive through a mud hole. It's pathetic now. But like I said...the scenery is still worth an occasional drive.
I've come out of there covered in mud and they never said a word to me about it
09-11-2012 09:08 PM
WXman
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Originally Posted by RecycledTeen

Don't know where you have heard that but everything I have seen at TB has been good, except for the people that fly wide open around the park. Last count was 14 airlifted out of there for this year, no accidents involving jeeps to date.
I agree with you that in the early 2000s, there were a lot of people there, but it was wide open riding, anywhere and everywhere and that caused a lot of damage to the park and alot of erosion problems. What TVA did was to begin to close the bad areas of riding and try to stop the rutting. With that being done, they are now opening areas that have been repaired and are reworking others to keep control. With what the USFS is doing there with erosion control, it has helped temper the arguments about closing parks because of bad rutting problems. It really didn't change any at all when USFS took over from TVA except they had more money to improve the system and check more vehicles within the park boundries.
You also have to remember just about the time USFS took over, the economy took a turn for the worse with gas prices rising, causing less people to go places.
Yeah but when you pull into an off-road park and the sign says NO MUDDING you do feel like laughing and going somewhere else. The strict rules killed the attendance. Buggies can dislodge soil climbing hills all day and make noise, but a jeep can't drive through a mud hole. It's pathetic now. But like I said...the scenery is still worth an occasional drive.
09-09-2012 11:23 AM
DJ_B1R Were heading down Friday November 2 and staying until Sunday.
09-09-2012 01:40 AM
HannibleMP
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Originally Posted by DJ_B1R
Still have never been. A few of us in Louisville are going there in November.
Just let me know exactly when and if I don't have to work I'll join ya
09-08-2012 09:38 PM
DJ_B1R Still have never been. A few of us in Louisville are going there in November.
09-08-2012 09:08 PM
HannibleMP Turkey Bay was good, maybe see some of you there next time..
09-03-2012 06:10 PM
HannibleMP For those of us who unfortunately had to work today, There are a few of us making a trip out to Turkey Bay, and surrounding LBL trails on Sept 8.
08-21-2012 09:12 PM
RecycledTeen
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Originally Posted by beardedsmiley View Post
If i ever get the nerve up to do some offroading, this will be the place i'll have to go most likely. Do they have alot of trails without mud? or does it just depend on how much it rains?
Come on up LAbor Day Weekend, there is going to be a group ride there. People will gather at the check in shack around 0830 to 0900. Check out ItsaJeep.Org for more info on the ride.

As far as trails and area, they have around 120 miles of trails and over 2200 acres in the park. Something for everybody!
08-21-2012 09:05 PM
RecycledTeen
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Originally Posted by WXman View Post
Turkey Bay is the bomb. Been going there since 2003. In the early 2000s, it was epic. Crowds there every weekend. USFS rules have since turned the place into a boring park...but the scenery is still worth the drive.
Don't know where you have heard that but everything I have seen at TB has been good, except for the people that fly wide open around the park. Last count was 14 airlifted out of there for this year, no accidents involving jeeps to date.
I agree with you that in the early 2000s, there were a lot of people there, but it was wide open riding, anywhere and everywhere and that caused a lot of damage to the park and alot of erosion problems. What TVA did was to begin to close the bad areas of riding and try to stop the rutting. With that being done, they are now opening areas that have been repaired and are reworking others to keep control. With what the USFS is doing there with erosion control, it has helped temper the arguments about closing parks because of bad rutting problems. It really didn't change any at all when USFS took over from TVA except they had more money to improve the system and check more vehicles within the park boundries.
You also have to remember just about the time USFS took over, the economy took a turn for the worse with gas prices rising, causing less people to go places.
08-20-2012 10:41 PM
HannibleMP Anyone up for going to Turkey Bay on The weekend of Sept 8, '12?
08-10-2012 08:25 PM
DJ_B1R Always wanted to go there when I Had my Honda 250R 4 wheeler (sold it last week) Some friends and I have mentioned a fishing trip...now I have the Jeep. Looks like I need to make a trip happen. Heard nothing but good things on Turkey bay/Land between the lakes.
08-10-2012 02:42 PM
WXman Turkey Bay is the bomb. Been going there since 2003. In the early 2000s, it was epic. Crowds there every weekend. USFS rules have since turned the place into a boring park...but the scenery is still worth the drive.
08-07-2012 11:41 PM
HannibleMP
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Originally Posted by beardedsmiley
sweet, on the easy one's i prob just have to be in 4wd high right? lol if i understand correct the 4wd low is more for going through the big ruts, rock crawling, etc.. or does it even matter since i doubt u will ever go over 25mph their anyways?
I usually run high most* of the time, and switch to Low if need be. It's a fairly decent ride whether it's dry or soaked.
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