Some off-roaders prefer the wooded trails, racing through the trees. Others love to climb and jump the sand dunes. Still others favor the challenge of water crossings. And don’t forget those rock-climbing jeep enthusiasts. What if you could please all the riders in your party with one set of trails?
That’s exactly what Badlands Off Road Park in Indiana can do. This area offers hundreds of acres of varied terrain including rock climbing for jeeps, mud bogs, wooded trails, sand dunes, gravel hills, and nice deep water crossings.
The park is open 9am-5pm every day but Thanksgiving and Christmas, so it is a favorite for those who like to just hop in the truck and tow the ATV’s out for some spontaneous fun. Or, you can utilize the camping area not far from the main entrance and take a hot shower while your kids spray off their four-wheelers outside.
The cost for riding is $20 per person and camping outside the entrance is $7 per tent. All OHV vehicles are welcome, from motorcycles to the largest of UTVs. Just make sure you bring a flag, or purchase one there for $10, for any vehicle other than motorcycles.
From Indianapolis, Indiana, take I-74 west for 60 miles, until you reach Exit 15. Take a right of the exit ramp to US-41 and travel north for 10.8 miles. Take a left on East Sycamore Street and go another 0.4 miles, then left again on East Road for 0.5 miles.
The Badlands OHV park will come up on your right. Go have some serious fun!