dude, i am sure you have seen all the "rock bouncers" and those guys are from TN.
Unlike places out west where you wheel on public land like in colorado and Moab, Most places here in the south are all private land parks.
Just basing off what i know local, there are great places to wheel that are much more than mud holes. Wind rock in TN, Harlan here in KY, DIrty turtle, Big rock, bills 491, haspin acres, the bad lands in IN, Rush off road, Blue Ridge among others. Most are private land parks, a few of those are public parks, but still pay to play type places.
i have never wheeled out in Colorado, but around here there are trails from mild to wild and is a completely different type of wheeling. much more Throttle induced stuff out here than Crawling.
1998 ZJ-- lowered a touch
2000 powerjoke tow pig
Anti-jeep--1989 K5 blazer. the new off road ride