There's several of us where I work looking for a good place to go in western Arkansas, eastern Oklahoma. We want to stay within a couple hours drive of Fort Smith, AR. Most of us have stock or mildly modified Jeeps that we want to wheel, but still have to get us to work on Monday. Some, like me, are even still making payments, so nothing above a 3 rated trail, probably more like a 2 rated would be fine. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
as of the last time I checked, both the ouachita and ozark national forests have begun their trail designation system, somebody will correct me if I'm wrong, but until they designate the "official maps".. no more offroad/powerlines (unless you count gravel) in those national forests. There is Superlift ORV park in Hot Springs, take hwy 7 south off 40, great drive this time of year. There is another ORV park at Dogpatch (ozark mtn offroad park?)...but I've never been there. Byrds adventure park in Cass is supposed to have some "extreme motoring", check it out too....Hogan's Offroad Park either in Disney or Tulsa Oklahoma.
The YJ is no longer my DD. I have sacrificed all future retirement plans for jeep parts. I'm depending on social security!
Yo, I'm in the Fayetteville area and my parents live in Fort Smith so I'm down there all the time. I'd be interested in going wheeling with ya. I'm with you on the trails, I'm not looking for anything too wild but would love to do some wheeling in our area.
Hit me up if you find something or if you just wanna get together and meet and talk Jeeps
I think we're going to go to the Weyerhaeuser timber farm in McCurtain. It's about an hour from Fort Smith. They have about 5000 acres with logging trails, waterfalls, rock gardens, etc. A woman at work and her husband go out there often and have most of it gps mapped. I'm trying to get a group together at work. Not just Jeeps but fullsize trucks, atv's, etc. It's tentatively scheduled for Nov. 10. I'll try to keep the info updated. Let me know if you're interested in going.
Next weekend 12-14 MidSouth Jeep Club will be in Super Lift ORV park. You guys are more than welcome to join us. Should be close to 30+ rigs out there from mild to wild. You can check us out on our website midsouthjeeps.com.
You could also head the other way and go up to Disney. There's a couple of off-limits areas around powerlines, but the rest is free-for-all wheelin. Great place to go.
Gruber recreation area is between braggs and muskogee (haven't been there, dunno what its like).
There's other places in eastern OK, but they probably aren't worth the drive.
My wife and I live in Broken Arrow. She drives a TJ and I drive a 4-door JK. We've been to Camp Gruber near Braggs and Greenleaf Park many, many times.
Personally, I think it is a fantastic place to go off-roading. But, I must admit I favor the places closer to [our] home because we seldom have enough time for an all-day or several-day trip to go off-roading. We have six children, although most are grown. Between work, school, and family, we seldom get as much free-time as we would like for off-roading.
We camped at Greenleaf last summer and did a lot of "playing" @ Gruber. Our youngest son got my wife's jeep stuck in some mud and we had to leave it for the night. Then, of course, it rained pretty hard that night so we had a dickens of a time getting it out but we finally did. It was a great trip and our boys had a wonderful time.
at the Gruber ORV park theres some pretty cool stuff not too harsh, its ranges from just bumpy trails to some moderate/extreme rocks, but i like it....i have a video on youtube you can see me there on some rocks....but i didn't video tape the trails, but theres a lot.
there is some fun easy wheelin at Mill Creek in the NWA area. It's off of hwy 16 near where 16 and 23 (the pig trail). The trails are really narrow but it's not too hard.....I'm going over to Disney tomorrow so we'll see how fun that is.