Sometimes you just have a need for speed. The Leerjak Off Road Ranch offers more than just trails. There is a two-lane dirt speedway that you and your opponent can use to prove who has the most guts. Be prepared for dirt to fly as you take off on your four-wheeler and race to the end of the line.

After you have some racing fun, you can enjoy some adventurous four-wheeling through the trees as the park has over 2,000 acres of trails. Not exciting enough for you? How about hill climbing and splattering your way through bogs?

The Leerjak ranch is not open every day, so check the schedule online before you go. But, once you settle on a weekend you’d like to go, you can plan on camping there. They have showers, restrooms, a gas station for refueling the four-wheelers as well as your car or truck, a general store and even a snack bar.

As the ranch borders the Francis River, you can plan on doing some river fishing and/or swimming while you’re up there. Because the park is not always open, reservations would be a good idea.

If you are coming from Patterson, Missouri, the closest town to the ranch, you can take the SR-34 East for just 1 mile and take a left onto SR-143. Drive about 7 miles and the park entrance will come up on your right. Go get your speed on!