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Old 04-22-2010, 11:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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badlands vs redbird vs flatnasty

Tryin to plan the next trip. I hit the Badlands quite a bit, so we can use that as a reference. How do the other parks stack up? I've been to Flatnasty, but only got to ride a couple yellow trails. From what I saw its a pretty badass park, cheap camping too.

How's Redbird? I've never been wheelin at a state park before. From what I've read, there's no camping "on-site". How far away is the closest campgrounds?

I'll probably have a gang of quads and bikes coming with me too, would they have fun at Flatnasty or Redbird?
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red bird is ok, its been like 5 years since i was last there.

its just out side of dugge rand there should be some small hotels near by but other wise its kind of sol.

it realy isnt a great place, dont get me wrong its fun light trailwheeling but you would be better served going to flatnasty.
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Would they be able to get around on bikes and quads alright? There'll be a couple guys on 4x4 quads, couple guys/girls on sport quads (400ex/predator/etc), and a couple bikes.

The couple trails I ran I don't think I'd want to try and drag a 2wd sport quad down. Or a bike for that matter.
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been wondering the same thing myself badlands is great but id like to see some other parks too i almost went to washita a couple weeks ago but i dident end up making it
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Yeah washita look pretty sweet too, tack that on the list lol.
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flat nasty is great went there last year.the owner (ryan?) is a reaal great guys and tagged along with us one day in his 4 runner. redbird is only 45 minutes from where i live so thats my normal stomping grounds. i like it but its not too challenging, there are some good hills and its all really tight which makes it interesting for the guys that dont like body damage. ive never taken a quad over there but i drove a retired marine to the hospital in sullivan two years back when he rolled his wolverine on trail 21 and broke his arm
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Would they be able to get around on bikes and quads alright? There'll be a couple guys on 4x4 quads, couple guys/girls on sport quads (400ex/predator/etc), and a couple bikes.

The couple trails I ran I don't think I'd want to try and drag a 2wd sport quad down. Or a bike for that matter.
yeah, there should be no issues.
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flat nasty is great went there last year.the owner (ryan?) is a reaal great guys and tagged along with us one day in his 4 runner. redbird is only 45 minutes from where i live so thats my normal stomping grounds. i like it but its not too challenging, there are some good hills and its all really tight which makes it interesting for the guys that dont like body damage. ive never taken a quad over there but i drove a retired marine to the hospital in sullivan two years back when he rolled his wolverine on trail 21 and broke his arm
I think he's Ron. Not that it matters, just sayin. Thanks for the Redbird info. I'd still like to make it over there this summer some time. If anything just to know what's there.

I'm leanin towards Flatnasty pretty heavily at this point. Our crew is gettin together tomorrow afternoon to discuss everyone's schedule and their thoughts on the next trip. Its a 5 hr drive over there, but I may be able to convince em its worth it .
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bray I wouldn't worry about the bikes, there aren't very many places a prayer and a wide open two stoke won't get you.

Its all the sallys on quads that will hold you up.
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You could also try out Interlake it is south of Redbird alittle over an hour. Interlake is close to 4k acres. Alot of the same terrain but Interlake has more rocks.
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+1 for FlatNasty.
Ron is a great guy and his place has far more hardcore trails than Badlands.
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I'll second the Interlake, especially for the guys/gals on atv's. Nice park nearby a decent size city.
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i fianally made it to washita loved every minute of it definately worth it
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Awesome. Good to know. Thanks for the input guys.

I just got back from another weekend at the Badlands Its just too convenient.

Looks like the next serious trip won't be till mid-late July. Maybe I'll make it to one of these places then.
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Awesome. Good to know. Thanks for the input guys.

I just got back from another weekend at the Badlands Its just too convenient.

Looks like the next serious trip won't be till mid-late July. Maybe I'll make it to one of these places then.
If you make it down here to Interlake I will show you around.
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I'm waiting for a Mission Impossible run at the Badlands.
If anyone hears about one being organized, please post it.
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I'm waiting for a Mission Impossible run at the Badlands.
If anyone hears about one being organized, please post it.
Does Kyle run them the same way Troy did? If so get it going and I am sure you will find some people ready to go.
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i fianally made it to washita loved every minute of it definately worth it
Went to Washita over Memorial Weekend, it is the shizzle! Won't be returning to Badlands any time soon with Washita only another hour and a half further drive for me.

Heard from people there that Flat Nasty is awesome too, plan on hitting it this fall.
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Went to Washita over Memorial Weekend, it is the shizzle! Won't be returning to Badlands any time soon with Washita only another hour and a half further drive for me.

Heard from people there that Flat Nasty is awesome too, plan on hitting it this fall.
Where is this place? Any pics?

What kind of terrain?
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Went to Washita over Memorial Weekend, it is the shizzle! Won't be returning to Badlands any time soon with Washita only another hour and a half further drive for me.

Heard from people there that Flat Nasty is awesome too, plan on hitting it this fall.
That much better than the badlands? I am heading out this weekend, can't decide between Hannibal or the Badlands. Curious about Washita now also. Have any pics from your trip?
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That much better than the badlands? I am heading out this weekend, can't decide between Hannibal or the Badlands. Curious about Washita now also. Have any pics from your trip?
This weekend is Rrock at Hannibal.
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I know, that is why I am leaning towards heading there. The trails will still be open, plus we can catch some of RRrock.


It looks like there might be some rain heading our way as well, so I might go in a direction where the rain isn't.
This will be the first time out for my Jeep since the total makeover, so I may just head to Attica as I am very familiar with that park.

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Where is this place? Any pics?

What kind of terrain?
I'm working on some pics, my buddy has them all on his camera and his computer is f'd up. I need to just go steal his camera and load them myself, which I may just do this weekend.

It was my first time there so I was hesitant after wheeling Badlands for 16+ years. But, once you find the red trails, damn, huge boulders, rockcrawling, excellent veiws from the top of 'Bald Knob' which is a huge ridge that overlooks the whole place. The best part is that you can night ride and enjoy some frosty beverages. Limited supervision, great people.
My Jeep is on 38.5's and was just right for the place in my opinion. We met up with the Mid-Illini-Jeep-Club down there too. www.MIJC.org. Great guys too.

Their website is down for some reason, but it's:

http://www.washitaoffroadtrails.com

It's 10 miles outside of Farmington, MO.
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Thanks for the info, are you heading back down anytime soon? Might have to hook up with you guys.
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Thanks for the info, are you heading back down anytime soon? Might have to hook up with you guys.
Hoping to. I have to do some repairs to mine and one of my buddies I go with is having some surgery next week so it may be a few, I'll def. let you know when we do though.

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http://blogs.fourwheeler.com/6581880...ils/index.html


One of the big. diff. between it and Badlands is that there aren't 100's of trails shooting off everywhere. There are main trails and that's it. They are all well marked too. We didn't cover all of the trails in 2.5 days.

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