Off-Road Trails: Missouri

A diverse set of terrain characterizes this off-road friendly state

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With ride areas scattered around the state, Missouri has become a mecca for off-roading in the central portion of the country.

All of these parks in Missouri have camping areas associated with them, so you can enjoy your family ATV or Side-by-Side vehicle day after day without loading it up in the trailer. They are also near towns that have all the amenities you need to fully enjoy a camping trip with your family and off-road vehicle. After all, it's all about the experience, and the state of Missouri is top notch at delivering memorable experiences.

  • Size 950 Acres
  • Skill Level All
  • Trailhead Seymour, Mo.

Southern Missouri Off Road Ranch

Open on the weekends and comprising a total open area of 950 acres, the Southern Missouri Off Road Ranch is a go-to place in this state, which sits right in the middle of America. The trails at this park have a wide range of skill levels associated with them, from beginner to expert. Camping is allowed in the park, and there are even electrical hookups should you have an RV with those niceties. No matter what vehicle you bring, this ranch promises to deliver a good time!
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  • Size 400 Acres
  • Skill Level All
  • Trailhead Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Brick's Off Road Park

Located in Poplar Bluff, Brick's Off Road Park has an incredible amount of amenities within the 400-acre park. There is a plethora of camping areas scattered around the grounds. If you like to be by the trails and don't care about the Monster truck field, then you can camp on the opposite side of the park and next to your favorite spot. In addition to trail riding for ATVs and UTVs, there is a trucks-only arena, the aforementioned Monster truck field, a truck wash for everyone, a slough, and an ever-popular mudfield to challenge even the toughest vehicles. No matter what, this park gives all participants a great time!
  • Size 330 Acres
  • Skill Level All
  • Trailhead Fulton, Mo.

Potawatomi Offroad Park

There are several lakes within the property at Potawatomi Offroad Park, each of which has camping nearby. Get ready to do more than just off-road at this park - fishing and swimming are permitted in each of the lakes, and there is even a rope swing for the adventurous people out there - this place is perfect for families. Not only does this park include all of those amenities, but it also has miles of forested trails to explore with your off-road vehicle. Hill climbs, rock gardens, creek trails, and mud bogs are also found in this ever-popular off-road park. Fulton is the nearest town, and it includes all of the necessities to prepare for a good time at Potawatomi.
  • Size 2,000 Acres
  • Skill Level All
  • Trailhead Park Hills, Mo.

St. Joe State Park

One of just two off-road vehicle parks in the Missouri state park system, St. Joe State Park is encompassed in the Old Lead Belt. Two campgrounds in the area provide direct trail access for ATVs and UTVs, and there are also amenities such as four lakes, two swimming beaches, hiking and bicycling trails, picnic sites, and equestrian trails. Over 2,000 acres of woods trails, hill climbs, and other play areas make this an ideal off-road location, and there are even sand flats.
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