Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Winter Haven, FL
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OK....I keep throwing stuff against the wall here waiting to see what sticks. Here is my next brilliant idea.
A monthly Jeep Owners Florida/GA/whatever trail ride.
Location: Ocala National Forest - Big Scrub Campground
When: 1st Saturday/Sunday of Every month, starting November
Basically, camp out the first weekend of the month every month from November, til whenever it gets too hot to camp there (was around May this year for me). You wouldnt be OBLIGATED to camp every month, but just whenever you wanted to show. That way, if enough people showed interest, there could consistently be someone there waiting to wheel w/ you every month. It's easier than planning trail rides over and over.
I camp Big scrub campground just about every weekend in the fall/winter/spring for months on end. It's in the heart of where all the good sand trails are and there are quite a few muddy trails there as well when the rain gets going. It's a cheap campground, I think $7-12 per night or something like that. They have bathrooms w/ hot showers. No electric hookups, but every site has it's own picnic table and fire ring. Approx 50 or so camp sites. The campground is EXTREMELY wheeler friendly. It is basically a 4wheeler campground. They lock the gate at night for the 4wheelers but give the 4x4 guys the combination so we can ride around (no 4 wheeling allowed in ocala @ night - unless you drive a licensed vehicle).
The only downside is that the campground has very little shade, but that's not such an issue in the cooler months.
I am posting this up this far in advance hoping to get some feedback and to let people spread the word. So there you go Florida. This could get HUGE if a few jeep clubs got wind of it. Or it could be our little secret. I will be posting this up on jkboard as well as jacked-up-jeepclub and FJOA.
Last edited by karnuvore; 08-04-2008 at 10:08 PM.