Saturday and Sunday 4/20 and 4/21
Interlake DNR property, Lynnville, Indiana
20 miles east of Evansville Indiana off Interstate 64
No fee to use property, but vehicles must either have plates or ORV tags.
Bathrooms, picnic shelter, large parking lot, smooth gravel main road
Weather: Clear 50-65 degrees depending on breeze or cloud cover.
No crowds, even on the weekend. We never had to wait behind anybody else.
Very cool place, fun scenery, something for everyone.
The trails marked difficult are a lot of fun.
Enough trails for 2-3 days.
Most trails are not marked.The whole first day it seemed like we were on Trail #2.
Don't let the large acreage fool you, the whole site is not open to Jeeps. Look at the 4x4 trails on the map.
Some trails end due to being overgrown or are marked closed.
Trail numbers not marked on map.
Some trails shown on map were not found on site, even with a GPS.
Large easy main trails in the open areas, mild enough for stock 4x4's, big enough for huge full-size trucks, although we didn't see many of those.
Despite steady rain all week, the trails were pretty dry. Some puddles in the low areas but they all had solid bottoms (except one big mud hole at the exit of trail 19)
Use a GPS if you have one. Most trails are marked #1 or #2, which is not helpful. I saw one sign for #3, then nothing from #4-#18
Even with a GPS, print maps off the website before you go. There are no maps available on site.
Don't leave without doing Trail 19.
We had a group of 4 on the first day. My YJ with open axles and 33's, a CJ7 locked on 36's, TJ locked on 36's, and a TJ Rubicon on 33's. The Rubicon did not stay for the second day. The goal was to run all of the 4x4 trails. It looks like we hit about 85% of the 4x4 areas over two days. We missed the northeast area trails. See links below for the routes from my GPS. We did have some damage to our Jeeps but they were all avoidable. There were three encounters with trees with the CJ and one with the YJ. The big TJ couldnt resist the large mudhole at the end of day 2, got mud in the clutch and had to be towed back to the parking lot.
It looks like the place still has some potential for new trails if they allow the unmarked areas to be opened up for Jeeps and trucks. Overall I would say it's definately worth the 4.5 hour trip it took us to get there.
Link to entire album:
Saturday Route from my GPS