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Iceman0502 12-17-2012 12:19 PM

Anyone go to Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area (AOAA)
So I just heard about this park that recently opened within the past year or so.

Its called Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area (AOAA).

Has anyone heard of this before.

There is alot of information on the website about the overall plan of the area for OHV, hunting, camping, etc. But There is no definite information about the cost or details. How many you need in a group, only weekends. I see that they had two events this past summer/ fall. Do you have to request approval to access the area and create a public ride or can you go anytime?

I know that Big Dogs in VA are always open for camping, but has rides only a few times a year. Is this the case?

Please provide any information that you have.

biffgnar 12-17-2012 05:58 PM

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As far as I know the park is not officially open yet. I attended the jeep jamboree there this fall and talking to park organizers it sounded like they weren't planning full open till next summer. At this point, I think only doing private rides and events, although will do them for just about any group as long as you call them. Site has a lot of potential and their plans for it look good.

1tuffyj 12-18-2012 07:12 PM

There are no tours right now. Their waiting for state approval to cut new trails any day now. The park is due for spring official opening. It is not open for wheeling as of right now. The aoaa authority takes over the land jan 1.

HillSideRigs 12-18-2012 09:55 PM

Went on a private tour last full had a get time trails weren't posted yet but the place is huge lots of room for I'm improvement. Can't wait till it opens I'm going back u can count on it

Kodiak17 12-20-2012 12:09 AM

Spring? Damn I'm excited!

Jeepin_Dad 12-20-2012 12:31 PM

I been up on a couple of the tours, lots of area with a ton of potential.

Some pics and video from the tours

HillSideRigs 12-20-2012 01:09 PM

Hey Jeepin dad we went up with you....;)

1tuffyj 01-06-2013 10:13 PM

Thought I'd share the update i heard today. Aoaa authority is in full swing "cutting the red tape". Approval to cut trails they laid out last fall is expected anytime now. The office, main road, parking area will be under construction come spring, official opening on schedule for summer. If they don't post on here about trail work days, I will.

HillSideRigs 01-12-2013 12:25 AM

This is great news can't wait to hear more thanks for the updates....

ShromsWillys 01-12-2013 09:01 PM

I have heard the same things, I meet one of the guys that is helping with the opening. Said they got the funds to do the work/approval. Now just need to wait for the work to be done before further action.

1tuffyj 01-24-2013 08:28 AM

Jan 29 630pm @ old Shamokin high school. Public meeting with aoaa authority committee to discuss park plans. They need supporters so be there.

biffgnar 02-15-2013 10:03 AM

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Originally Posted by 1tuffyj (Post 14843981)
Jan 29 630pm @ old Shamokin high school. Public meeting with aoaa authority committee to discuss park plans. They need supporters so be there.

News story about the meeting:

Everything sounds good!

76silvercj5 03-29-2013 11:19 AM

Any updates on when this will be open? I do not have a group to do a guided ride but I would love to check it out.

JoneszJK 03-31-2013 10:15 AM

i've organized a couple different rides up there and know the guy organizing everything pretty well. I'm hoping to set something up for July.

There's been a ton of progress - they've been cutting down tress, laying out sites where the parking and buildings ar going to be - and most importantly - cutting a ton of trails.


Nitronitty 04-04-2013 11:57 AM

WOW another place to Wheel :) Bookmarked site and will check this out -- seems its just a bit north of Rausch Creek :)

Thanks for info


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