Have Jeep Will Travel… Offroading At Land Between The Lakes & Turkey Bay OHV Trails (Videos)

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turkey-bay-orv-area-land-between-the-lakes.jpgJim and I have been to Land Between the Lakes a few times for offroading in our Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.

Turkey Bay ORV Area is the Land Between The Lakes’ designated area for off-highway vehicles.

If you’re thinking of going to Turkey Bay soon, here are some of the best links, directions, maps and videos to help guide your offroad trip.

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What It’s Like

In case you’re wondering, it’s a pretty tame area to ride offroad… in a Jeep.

Turkey Bay ORV Area tends to be more popular with ATVers than Jeepers.

mud-on-the-trail-at-turkey-bay.jpgNevertheless, it’s a great place to try out a new Jeep, or try offroading for the very first time.

There are 2,500 acres to explore with water that’s easily accessible, and campsites galore.

Here are some videos featuring Jeeps & other offroad vehicles having fun at the Turkey Bay ORV Area…

 

Jeep Jamboree at Land Between the Lakes:

 

 

Stuck in a Jeep at Turkey Bay ORV Park:

 

 

Jeep Photo Slideshow At Turkey Bay:

 

 

There Are Some Opportunities For Rock Crawling:

 

 

There Are A Few Hills To Climb:

 

 

Yes, There Are Even Some Tight Spots:

 

 

These Are Some Of The Most Challenging Places On Turkey Bay OHV Trails:

 

More About Turkey Bay ORV Area & Land Between The Lakes

Always check the latest trail updates first. Or call (270) 924-2000.

Here’s a great map of Turkey Bay OHV trails.

overgrown-area-at-turkey-bay-orv-park.jpgCheck here for park rates and camping info at Land Between the Lakes.

A Jeeper’s review of Turkey Bay at LBL.

Lots of great maps for all parts of the Land Between The Lakes.

A collection of photos of Jeeps at Turkey Bay.

For What It’s Worth…

Jim and I actually prefer to go offroading outside of the Turkey Bay ORV park area, rather than inside it.

So we usually put our Forest Service Map to good use and we explore the forest roads around Land Between The Lakes instead. jim-reading-forest-service-map.jpg

TIP: Any state park ranger’s office will sell you a map of the forest areas and “forest service roads”. These roads make great off-road trails for those wishing to enjoy some fairly low-key offroading. Just remember, there are few (if any) amenities in these back country parts, so make sure you’ve got a full tank, plenty of water, a cellphone, and some extra supplies — just in case.

For example, at the Tellico Ranger District Office we got a Tellico & Ocoee Rivers trails illustrated map for the forest service roads around the Cherokee National Forest.

Other places to go offroading in the Southeastern U.S.