Originally Posted by YJ_95
ok sry but how do you know if its illegal if you have never been there or never asked the property owner????
Illinois sucks as there is no public land that allows Jeeping, if there is it's hiding real good.
If you haven't asked the land owner if you can wheel on his property then it's illegal for you to wheel there. Just because someone owns land and allows another to wheel there doesn't mean anyone can, nor does it mean the person that was given permission to wheel there can give others permission.
There may be some land around there that a club has permission to use, but joining the club would be the way to get permission.
A safe rule of thumb is if you don't know, don't go. There are a few roads in my area that are nothing more than dirt/mud when it rains, but they are actually roads, with names and stop signs on them, they just aren't maintained. Guys drive these when they are muddy, but that's not really wheeling to me, but at least it's legal. Don't get me wrong a quick trip down one of these roads can "scratch that itch" but that's about it.
The Badlands is probably 3-3.5 hours from where you live, but if you can find someone to take with you, it's worth the trip. Heck make a weekend out of it, extra days are cheap.