While there are aren’t many places within the state of South Carolina designated specifically as Jeep or 4×4 off-road trails, you can find two four-wheel-drive parks that offer miles of trails to cavort along on, as well as some maintained public back roads that take you winding through national forests.
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Four Wheel Drive Parks
Gulches Off-Road Vehicle Park
Why Visit Gulches?
First and foremost Gulches Off-Road Vehicle Park is a family park. Kids of all ages from 4 to 94 can enjoy the atmosphere and camaraderie with fellow off-roaders.
Trails are created to excite even the newest to the hobby of off-road trail riding. Easy trails allow you to bypass around every advanced trail to either continue on or to stop and watch the big rigs play.
With clean, quiet, and private primitive camp sites available, you can truly experience the outdoors. Cabins are available for those less inclined to sleep on the ground.
This truly is a park for all size rigs and all driver skill levels.
Battery Park Off-Road
Why Visit Battery Park?
According to their website, Battery Park Off-Road is South Carolina’s finest ATV, Motocross, Track & Trails Adventure park.
Located about an hour from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, this off-road park is open to ATVs, motorcycles, and Jeeps and offers over 30 miles of one way enduro style trail and 3 loops of two track trail ride-able by all skill levels.
Battery Park also provides camping, concerts and family events. If you are a monthly member, feel free to visit daily. Non-members can visit on the weekends only.
Francis Marion National Forest
The Francis Marion National Forest stretches along the southeast boundary of the state. You can drive a jeep on un-maintained forest roads open to vehicles with a width of more than 50 inches.
In the heart of the forest, drive to the edge of the Little Wambaw Swamp Wilderness and Wambaw Swamp Wilderness, where you can see wild orchids, tupelo trees, and bald cypress.
Sumter National Forest
Sumter National Forest‘s Long Cane District surrounds Greenwood and Asheville, with forest roads winding into the hills to reach lakes and other recreational areas.
Pitch a tent at Fell Camp to be near a host of dirt roads running through the Long Cane Scenic Area. Two OHV trails allow vehicles 50 inches wide or narrower.
Have The Proper Equipment
Don’t forget to make sure your Jeep is properly equipped to go off-road. These 4×4 Off-Road Accessories are not only a good idea, many places require these items!
Thanks to Efird Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep & RAM for bringing us these great off-road locations in South Carolina.