5 Weekend Getaways for the Polaris RZR owner

5 Weekend Getaways for the Polaris RZR owner

Posted by Caleb Werhman on 29 September 2015 | Comments

Polaris RZR Trail Model Getaways

Ready to take your Polaris RZR or other ATV or four-wheeler out for a weekend? There are plenty of places around Missouri and the surrounding areas that offer fantastic 4-wheeling experiences. Below is a list of 6 great getaways!

  1. St. Joe State Park – Park Hills, MO

Located near Farmington, MO, St. Joe State Park offers 54 miles of crushed limestone (“sand flats”) trail and over 2,000 acres of land set aside just for ATV use. While multiple types of recreational vehicles are allowed on the “sand flats,” only ATVs, UTVs, and motorcycles are allowed to use the trails located in the wooded hills. Your Polaris ATV or UTV will come in handy climbing hills and navigating terrain in this park. Each vehicle in the ORV area must obtain a daily permit – available for purchase at the park for only $3. Campsites are available should you want to spend some extra time exploring the ORV area.

  1. Mark Twain National Forest – Chadwick, MO and Centerville, MO

Mark Twain National Forest offers two different ORV areas, one located only 45 minutes from Springfield in Chadwick, MO and the other a 3 hour drive to Centerville. Both options require the purchase of a permit for $7 a day or $45 for a season pass. The Chadwick Motorcycle and ATV Use Area offers 80 miles of trails. All trails include a “most difficult” area – offering challenging riding to all riders. The Sutton Bluff trail system near Centerville adds up to around 25 miles of trail. The segments of trail at Sutton Bluff also vary in their difficulty – offering challenging riding.

  1. Flat Nasty Trails – Jadwin, MO

Located about 2.5 hours away from Springfield, Flat Nasty Trails are privately owned and offers over 850 acres of ORV trails and Ozark Mountain views. Camping is allowed, so it’s easy to make a weekend of your trip to Flat Nasty Trails. Surrounded by the Mark Twain National Forest, Ozark National Scenic Riverways, and Montauk State Park – you’ll be able to appreciate all of the beauty the Ozarks has to offer. Try your luck at climbing the “Get-it-Billy” hill. The owner of this park is confident that so few people will successfully climb the hill following his rules, that he’s put a bounty on it. Put your $5 in, make it to the top, and collect the whole pot (which is worth over $1000!). The Park is open 24/7 as long as patrons follow the rules.

  1. Brick’s Off Road Park – Poplar Bluff, MO

Open certain weekends throughout the year, Brick’s Off Road Park offers a mud pit, donut hole, obstacle course, drag strip, and steep rock climbs. Brick’s is a family run off road park offering special events throughout the year for 4-wheel drive enthusiasts. All 4-wheel drive vehicles are welcome at Brick’s. Tent and Camper camping are both allowed at Brick’s. Come ready to party!

  1. The Cliffs Insane Terrain Off-Road Park – Marseilles, Illinois

Though it is quite a drive (a bit less than 7 hours), this park is recognized by TravelChannel.com as one of the top 10 off roading destinations in the US and is worth at least one visit with your Polaris RZR. Admission is $24 and $10 for an additional day (passengers cost $5 each). All vehicles are allowed at The Cliffs. Three different levels of trails spread across the 300 acre park.