: Texas Off Road Parks


BurntOrngeLonghorn
05-14-2007, 06:16 PM
So since the theme of the month has been to encourage wheeling, and I had the day off and the passport office is pissing me off I decided to put a complete list of places to wheel.

Maybe we can make this a sticky somewhere...if there is already a list like this then a MOD can delete this thread...i couldn't easily find one though.

Texas Offroad Parks (http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=113001413937140964595.000001128cb0e89ba517f&om=1&ll=33.779147,-97.932129&spn=4.537553,10.217285&z=7)

If somone knows a better way then doing it the way I did it be my guest...i figured i'd break the ice...

TEJASYOTA
05-14-2007, 07:35 PM
That is a great idea you have there.
Maybe we can have all of TTORA do something similar on Googlemaps.

Spacecwboy
05-14-2007, 08:36 PM
there is a list off the main TTORA page (somewhere??) but it is there.

Cmartinez95
05-14-2007, 09:11 PM
Made this is sticky for you.

Damn, we need some place closer to Houston!! :)

99FlowedTaco
05-14-2007, 09:13 PM
Made this is sticky for you.

Damn, we need some place closer to Houston!! :)

go take out a loan fawker.. build us a park

Cmartinez95
05-14-2007, 09:14 PM
go take out a loan fawker.. build us a park

Dude, I WISH.

Valkyrie
05-14-2007, 09:15 PM
Only because I am nice...

Courtesy of TTR (all distances are from Dallas):

-BMRA, Gilmer, TX (2hr 30 min) (http://www.texasmotorizedtrails.com/ohvareas/barnwell)

-Primitive Acres, Mt. Enterprise, TX (3hr) (http://www.primitiveacres.com)

-Shiloh Ridge, Alto, TX (3hr) (http://www.shilohridge.com)

-General Sam's, Huntsville, TX (3hr) (http://www.generalsams.com)

-Brazos Valley Off-Road Ranch, Bryan, TX (3hr 10 min) (http://www.brazosvalleyoffroadranch.com)

-Clayton, OK (3hr 40 min) (http://www.toyotatrailriders.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1856)

-Long ranch OHVRA, Llano, TX (3hr 50 min) (http://www.longranchwheeling.com/index.html)

-Spring Creek, Spring, TX (3hr 50min) (http://www.springcreekoffroad.com)

-Post, Aspermont, TX (4hr 30 min) (http://www.fwdnut.com)

-Cline Ranch, San Antonio, TX (4hr 40 min) (http://www.clineranch.com)

-Katemcy Rocks, Mason, TX (5hr 10 min) (http://www.katemcyrocks.com)

-Superlift ORV Park, Hot Springs, AR (5hr 10 min) (http://www.orvpark.com)

-Disney (Langley), OK (5 hr 20min) (http://www.toyotatrailriders.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1857)

-Trees Ranch, Kerrville, TX (5hr 30 min) (http://www.treesranch.homestead.com)

-D-Day, Wyandotte, OK (5hr 40 min) (http://www.dday4x4.com)

-Y.O. Ranch, Mountain Home, TX (5hr 45min) (http://www.yoranch.com)

-Rough Canyon, Del Rio, TX (7hr) (http://www.roughcanyon.com)

-Satan's Playground, Juno, TX (7hr 30 min) (http://www.sp-orv.com)

This list of sanctioned/legal wheeling areas excludes National Parks, National Forests and National Grasslands, with (with a couple of exceptions below) are not OHV friendly:

Big Bend National Park (Terlingua) is well known for scenic desert-style expedition trips. There is a link to a recent TLCA trip here (http://rthphotography.exposuremanager.com/scripts/expman.pl?rm=overview_gallery&dir=galleries/27) and information on the park here (http://www.nps.gov/bibe/)

Palo Duro Canyon is more rugged and adventuresome. Palo Duro has two scheduled runs per year: Jeep Jamboree in May and Jeep Challenge in September. If you enjoy wheeling and aren't xenophobic, it is a great wheeling. Contact Ann Christian of the Figure 3 Ranch at 806-944-5562 to set up a group run. Some info here (http://www.4wdandsportutility.com/events/03054wd_palo_duro_four_wheeling/) & an article here (http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/palo_duro/)

Here's another link to a huge list of mostly out-of-the-way places, I can't vouch for it being updated or accurate though: 4x4trails.net (http://www.4x4trails.net/index.php)

Post up your thoughts and help us keep this up-to-date, I'll move it to a separate folder and stick it when you are done. :)

purity
05-14-2007, 09:34 PM
this is a post i made on the national board. sample pics of some of the texas wheeling spots.

Katemcy Rocks - Mason, TX
http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/6236/img3074small3zd.jpg

Satan's Playground - Ozona, Tx
http://www.sp-orv.com/gallery/albums/texas4x4/MVC_001F_001.jpg
http://www.sp-orv.com/gallery/albums/texas4x4/MVC_001F_003.jpg http://www.sp-orv.com/gallery/albums/safo/S5000158.sized.jpg

Long's Ranch - Llano, TX
http://www.equistorage.com/lrohvra/small00017.jpg
http://www.equistorage.com/lrohvra/small00037.jpg

Cline's Ranch - San Antonio, TX
http://www.z3power.net/Clines082006__67__675x900.jpg
http://www.z3power.net/Clines082006__59__375x500.jpg

Trees Ranch - Kerville, TX
http://www.treesranch.homestead.com/tim.jpg
http://www.coteyweb.com/Bronco/Trail_files/trees2.jpg
http://www.coteyweb.com/Bronco/Trail_files/trees1.jpg

Barnwell Mountain - Gilmer, TX
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c222/travisheals/gilmer005.jpg
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m301/bcoop2004/TX%20Takeover%202006/TXTakeover2006-17.jpg
http://haroldmiller.net/tacoma/albums/2006HalloweenTXTO/IMG_1130.sized.jpg

BurntOrngeLonghorn
05-14-2007, 09:59 PM
I updated the list to reflect the ones Chris posted that I did not have on there...the ones in Texas anyways :p (the rough canyon website was down so I didn't put a placemarker in for that one quite yet)

I think anyone can modify the list so have at it guys...

YotaJosh
05-14-2007, 10:03 PM
Thanks for this list. Being in Arkansas, I'm close enough to actually wheel some of these awesome places.

I really liked your Google Maps idea, so I stole it and started one for the AR TTORA chapter :)

Arkansas Wheeling Places (http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=111735950149165143064.000001128d97ad9aa4d4f&z=8&om=1)

Anyone have any more?

faithoffroad
05-14-2007, 11:17 PM
Thats great man. Now all I have to do is type in my address and get directions.

Anybody know if Nocona, TX is still up and running?

faithoffroad
05-14-2007, 11:35 PM
Thats great man. Now all I have to do is type in my address and get directions.

Anybody know if Nocona, TX is still up and running?

Nevermind. I guess it got sold.That Sucks (http://www.thewheelinranch.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=583) I only got to go there once. Some pretty hardcore trails too.

BurntOrngeLonghorn
08-10-2007, 03:36 PM
BUMP

Added Texas HogWallow (http://www.texashogwallow.com/index.php) to the map

NATURALHIGH
11-03-2007, 02:16 PM
Graet in info :D
Has anybody been up to General Sam's, Huntsville, TX ? How is that like? it seems to be the closest

Later

Jomentum
11-03-2007, 02:34 PM
Graet in info :D
Has anybody been up to General Sam's, Huntsville, TX ? How is that like? it seems to be the closest

Later

General Sam's is a lot like Spring Creek. Mud, Dirt, Trails nothing over 2 Diamond Except one hill that is washed out.

NATURALHIGH
11-03-2007, 04:00 PM
Thanks~ That about my limits right now any way truck still needs lots of work:welder:

TEJASYOTA
07-09-2008, 09:00 PM
If you have checked the link for Cline's outside San Antonio, you might have wondered why Dan's website is down and is Cline's closed?
Well, the off-roading park is still open for business and active in the wheeling community. Below are the particulars and contact information.

Cline ranch Ohv Park
Cline Ranch is located in Lakehills, Texas just off of park road 37 and 1283
Copy and paste these coordinate’s into google maps and it will take you to the parking lot TX-16 N @29.618723, -98.780769 to:TX-P37 @29.606396, -98.927675

Schedule
-To open to park there must be a minimum of 5 rigs. There are no set wheeling dates, contact Dan on when you would like to come out. Currently we’re working on a re-grand opening and making some kind of schedule.

Rules:
-no alcohol or drug use on the trails
-seat belts must be worn at all times
-no littering, use the pack it in/pack it out on all of your trash.
-no glass bottles
-DO NOT trail blaze, stay on the main roads and trails.
-No open ground fires-watch your BBQ pits closely, do not leave them unattended.
-DRIVE SLOW - stay below 20mph (if you hit any livestock you buy it).
-Stay with your trail group - no wandering off from your group.
-No g outside rig during burn bans
-No excessive driving up and down the main road.
-No wheeling with out a trail guide.
-The gate will be closed and locked at 10pm.
-No motorcycles, ATV's, dirtbikes, quads, or three-wheelers are allowed.
-No dogs allowed on the property, no exceptions.


Trails-
Trails range from a level 1 to a level 5 so there is plenty for everyone
Trails include
-The rock garden and creek bed which has something for everyone level 1-5
-Money pit level 2
-Bloody leg level 3
-Rainbow rock level 3
-yellow jacket level 4
-midnight run level 5
-throttle up level 2
-impossible hill level 5
Million dollar view (formally 38 special) level 4
- The body shop (not comleted) level 5+

Vehicle requirments:
REQUIRED-
-properly anchored tow points front and rear
-proper recovery equipment- straps, no chains
-A properly anchored roll bar or roll cage for those without a full steel roof. Those with a full steel roof are not required to have a cage but it is recommended
Level 5 vehicle requirements-
-must have a winch
-some form of a roll cage
-35”+ tires
-lockers front and rear
PREFERED-
-tools
-high lift jack
-winch
-gloves
-spare parts
-first aid with snake and insect bite kit
-suncreen
-plenty of water
-fire extinguisher

Pricing-
30$ for rig and driver + one passenger
5$ for each additional passengers


Contact info
210-379-4146
clineranch@hotmail.com

TEJASYOTA
07-09-2008, 09:08 PM
Boulder Creek Farms, outside Marble Falls, Texas

Is has over 3,600 acres
ATV, Motorcycle, full sized 4x4, camping and RV sites.
Below is the link to their Full Sized 4x4 site:
Boulder Creek Farms.org (http://www.bouldercreekfarms.org/4x4.html)

They have five levels of trails.
It is great to get to the top of the hill and view the country side.
It is amazing and below is a map of the property.
http://www.bouldercreekfarms.org/files/Boulder_Creek_40K_view_copy.jpg

BurntOrngeLonghorn
07-10-2008, 11:31 AM
Boulder Creek Farms.org (http://www.bouldercreekfarms.org/4x4.html)


Added to the map.

bayouhazard
09-08-2008, 10:11 PM
Spring creek has added a rock crawling area made up of shotcrete. The course has been used by werock and some local rock crawling competitions. there are also loose rock courses, lots of dry washes, ravines, hills and trails. There are plenty of mud holes if that's your cup of tea. Check out www.springcreekoffroad.com for park info.

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g145/springcreekoffroad/0201081204.jpg

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g145/springcreekoffroad/speed%20crawl/IMG_0384.jpg

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g145/springcreekoffroad/speed%20crawl/IMG_0281.jpg

Gorilla
02-01-2009, 10:46 PM
I didn't see The panhandle's stomping grounds.
If I missed it sorry.
15 miles north of Amarillo. 30 miles of river bed and lots of trails and obstacles
Anything from 1 to 10.

faithoffroad
02-01-2009, 10:47 PM
I didn't see The panhandle's stomping grounds.
If I missed it sorry.
15 miles north of Amarillo. 30 miles of river bed and lots of trails and obstacles
Anything from 1 to 10.

You got a link to some info or pics?

Gorilla
02-01-2009, 10:57 PM
Were having a little shin dig on the 21st and 22 of Feb.
The Mud bogs, sand drags and rock race.
Usually about 15 to 20 thousand people show up.
On a warm year it can get as high as 45k.
It's a great big crazy week of "Hold my beer and watch this"
Lots of okies and New Mexicans.
I can't post up any more pic's than what I got. Not enough space allowed.
http://www.texas4x4.org/forumdisplay.php?f=39
Some of the info is here.

onelastcast
02-02-2009, 12:43 PM
I didn't see The panhandle's stomping grounds.
If I missed it sorry.
15 miles north of Amarillo. 30 miles of river bed and lots of trails and obstacles
Anything from 1 to 10.

I have been very curios about that place. I hear you can pass thru the river there and not be braking the water ban TPWD law.

Place looks awesome to wheel in; 10 hour drive from hear tho...

THX for the update.

speedemon55
02-02-2009, 02:26 PM
I have been very curious about that place. I hear you can pass through the river there and not be breaking the water ban TPWD law.

Place looks awesome to wheel in; 10 hour drive from here though...

THX for the update.
FAWK HOSAY :flipoff4:

Valkyrie
02-02-2009, 04:34 PM
Actually, it's correct. The Canadian River is specifcically exempt from the "Navigable Water" prohibition.

travisheals
02-02-2009, 06:41 PM
Actually, it's correct. The Canadian River is specifcically exempt from the "Navigable Water" prohibition.

Because the river starts outside of Texas.

Gorilla
02-05-2009, 10:22 PM
http://4x4trails.net/db_view_trail.php?trailNum=417
Finally found this site again.
I don't know if Rosita flats belongs in this group or not but it's a good time.
:D

Valkyrie
02-06-2009, 07:23 AM
Because the river starts outside of Texas.
But not in Canada... explain that? :D

BurntOrngeLonghorn
02-06-2009, 07:52 AM
http://4x4trails.net/db_view_trail.php?trailNum=417
Finally found this site again.
I don't know if Rosita flats belongs in this group or not but it's a good time.
:D

Added to the list...check the location, I couldn't enter in GPS coordinates and "Go 15 minutes and turn on the dirt road" doesn't help much either.

I think i have it right though...

cooper4x4
02-06-2009, 08:29 AM
But not in Canada... explain that? :D

goes through Canadian, TX

Gorilla
02-07-2009, 12:51 AM
Added to the list...check the location, I couldn't enter in GPS coordinates and "Go 15 minutes and turn on the dirt road" doesn't help much either.

I think i have it right though...

That Rocks!!!
Thanks!!!

LlanoJoe
03-16-2009, 09:58 PM
Could you please change the link to my website to :

www.longranchwheeling.com

Thanks,
Joe Long

onelastcast
03-17-2009, 10:54 AM
Could you please change the link to my website to :

www.longranchwheeling.com (http://www.longranchwheeling.com)

Thanks,
Joe Long

got it.

onelastcast
02-09-2010, 08:53 AM
Has anyone been to Rough Canyon Del Rio or Satan's Playground? How are the trails our there? Is there trails for everyone or pretty tough trails only?

Large
06-16-2014, 02:02 PM
This thread hasn't been posted in much but there is an OHV park in Huntsville called texas off road ranch (TORR), worth a day trip and back if you are local to Houston and want to test a new suspension out.