AR-ADV Camping Thread

Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by OLEARY, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. pprO.R.A.

    pprO.R.A. Hipster Dufass

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    Well,,,, seems they have turned a cool trail into a super highway that you could drive an RV down.
  2. TypeSH

    TypeSH Been here awhile

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    The dozer was about a half mile away from the big washout at the drains from the pictures above. That section really needs work so I guess we have to take the bad with the good. I went down the north entrance (Temple Hill) to the falls and wow is that a lot different after the spring floods. You really have to know where the trail was to get through there.
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    bamamate Been here awhile

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    Finally edited the video from Queen Wilhelmina. This was the after lunch part.

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  4. OLEARY

    OLEARY Enlightened Voyager

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    Hey Matt! That looked like a pretty fun trail. Sorry I missed it. I will have to make it a point to ride that one next time around. Thanks for sharin!
  5. OLEARY

    OLEARY Enlightened Voyager

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    Bear Creek Camping Event

    It doesn't look like the Bear Creek Trail event is gonna happen this year. The rider with the contacts with the guy who owns the marina isn't gonna make it this year so I guess that is a no go. I am not going to be able to make it on that weekend as something else has come up that I need to be traveling that weekend. May have to cancel the September event this year.
  6. Wookazoid

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    My goal was to get everything fixed and back in order at my place and make it to that ride, but I would have really been pushing it to go. I did pick up a new camper last week but my WR is scattered all over my basement right now. I'll try to have it ready for our fall Brock Creek trip and ABFAR. I need to get some saddle time in though. Maybe I'll get a little riding in tomorrow... WFO Pete is coming up to my place and we're riding our big/bigger bikes up above Cape Girardeau to see the eclipse. I may have to venture off the road and cross a few logs for practice.

    I really liked the Bear Creek ride... that is one of the nicest rides I had been on in a long time. I especially liked Blue Hole. Hopefully I'll get to ride with you before the end of the year.

    Greg
  7. OLEARY

    OLEARY Enlightened Voyager

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    I too am looking forward to the fall rides. Hope Bo is still up for putting something together for the Long Pool event in October. The ABFR is always fun. Right now with the heat it is hard to get too fired up about trail riding. Supposed to cool of some later this week I think. Looking forward to seeing more of the original camping crowd this fall. Enjoy the ride to the darkness. About a half hour away from seeing a 92 per center right here.
  8. CowboyRR

    CowboyRR Been here awhile

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    I'm heading into Arkansas the week of Sept. 18th - probably 20th-22nd. Any recommendations for riding/camping in the Ouachita's? Must be big-bike friendly (KTM 1190R) - nothing too technical as I will be solo.
    Thanks
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  9. guavadude

    guavadude Dirt Nap Enthusiast

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    There's a lot of camping in the Ouachitas, kinda depends on which part you head to. Lake Greeson is nice and there are easy, scenic roads all near the Albert Pike area. They even have ATV map/signs posted showing the whole network.

    If you're farther North, there's camping at Queen Wilhelmina lodge and lots of two track roads. I'd avoid the K-trail on that size bike solo.
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  10. MartiniUp

    MartiniUp Long timer

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    Any fish camps with lodging on Lake Quachita with stuff suitable/fun for a plated XR4? Maps of the forest roads available? Prefer a place with rest/food available. Thanks.
  11. Longrodokie

    Longrodokie Sportin' new hardware

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    I can tell you where not to camp. Avoid Hot Springs National Forrest-Gulpha Gorge. 30 bucks a night with NO SHOWERS!

    The gubment is getting as bad as KOA.
  12. Thumpstart92

    Thumpstart92 Been here awhile

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    Just putting out some feelers but i was thinking about trying to put together a camp n ride around lake Sylvia since the bear Creek ride got cancelled for September. I'm looking at either 9/15 or 9/22 weekends. Any thoughts, input or interest?

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  13. NateLePain

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    Neth and I might camp with y'all on 9/15. Not sure yet if we'll ride with y'all, as neither of us have ridden dirt, in a quite a few months. Keep me posted if your plans change. Thx...nlp
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    Thumpstart92 Been here awhile

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    Would love hang out with ya! It's about time to bring in that WR! As of right now we are definitely camping at lake Sylvia the 15th and riding the 16th. Did a little pre ride yesterday and planning to try and do some more scouting on Friday [​IMG]

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    Thumpstart92 Been here awhile

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    Alright folks just posting an update about the camp n ride at lake Sylvia this weekend.

    As of right now I'm leaving sometime Friday morning to hopefully hold down a few campsites. Then I plan on riding a little bit after that. As of right now were planning on having kickstands up around 830 on Saturday (no breakfast plans I'm just packing a granola bar). Saturday the plan is to eat lunch in Jessieville at the shack. The way I have the 2nd half of the day planned out is to start to work our way back to camp but if we make good time and people want to keep riding a little longer we can extend the route.

    Closest gas to Lake Sylvia is Williams Junction 5-10 miles away which is also probably the closest food (gas station). Perryville is about 20 minutes away which has a few restaurants.
    The campground does have bathrooms and if I remember correctly also has showers

    https://www.arkansas.com/attractions/detail/lake-sylvia-recreation-area-campground/94188

    If ya have questions or need clarification just let me know.

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  16. ArkieRider

    ArkieRider Been here awhile

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    Is there a good place nearby to park and unload for those that may trailer in that morning?
  17. NateLePain

    NateLePain Long timer

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    There is parking on the south side of the park entrance, parking inside the park beside the campsites and pretty much anywhere within the NF. The campground is paved and easy to navigate for trailers, motor homes, etc...

    Thx...nlp
  18. bamamate

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    trailer? Oh I forget some people don't ride a Honda.

    There is an entrance fee, $2 or 3, to park at the main park area where the swimming hole is. I usually do that and park in the gravel lot right at the entrance since the FS people hang around there. If you go past that and past the campground there is a small parking lot which is a hiking trail entrance. Parking there is free.
  19. ArkieRider

    ArkieRider Been here awhile

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    So does Long Pool the weekend of 21st look like it's gonna happen? Oleary or Bo? I know Rally at the Rock in Combs is the weekend before....
  20. OLEARY

    OLEARY Enlightened Voyager

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    Yes, we are still on for the Long Pool Ride. I am gonna get with Bo and preride the small bike track with him weekend after next. Bo is not going to be able to ride with us as he has other plans. He sent me a bunch of info on the Mocassin Gap area as he is planning some of the track thru there. I will probably be camping Thursday night for some riding on Friday that weekend. Not sure what we will be riding, maybe just ride Mocassin Gap.
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