We're having our first event at the Embarrass River ATV Park Oct. 6th and 7th! Join us for camping, riding, and rock cra...
We're having our first event at the Embarrass River ATV Park Oct. 6th and 7th! Join us for camping, riding, and rock crawling adventures at this 500+ acre park. Enjoy all types of trails and crawling with 1-3 level trails and up to level 10 play areas!
The park features a nice sign in area, showers, bathrooms, fire pits, camping, wash station, parking for the big rigs and more!
This is the first test event if all goes well we'll do another in Fall and perhaps one in winter! The ultimate goal would be to open the park to RL4WD full time, these are the first steps! We must prove to the village that this is a viable option. We want to promote a local chapter starting in this area to assist the park and town with RL4WD events. We'll continue to host events at this location until a local chapter can take over.
RL4WD only. Must be licensed for road use and pass inspection. Must have vehicle insurance. Must have one valid RL4WD member in each rig at all times.
Elders - Arrive at around 9 am Friday to do a final inspection, setup, and trail work.
Members - Registration will open Saturday/Sunday morning at 9 am and will only run until 10am. Registration will be at the main building as you drive in. If you miss registration, please contact Ryan Harden at 920-946-3549.
Preregistration for rigs and campsites are here:
Trail Maps and Trails are Here -
Trail Guides will be in the park, please call for them on CB channel 12 to aid you if you need a spotter in an area. We'll also have some Elders and guides to take newer folks around, while advanced riders who pass tech inspection will be allowed to roam and explore at will.
This 528 Acre park has been in operation as an ATV park and campground since 1998. We've been involved in the development of this park over on the ATV and UTV sides and we're now advocating for RL4WD use a few times a year (or maybe more often).
This area is very rocky and you'll enjoy beautifully designed crawling trails, some of which are right next to the Embarrass River and the small falls. Excellent opportunities for pictures and videos with your rig! The park is actively building more crawling trails out of rocks to keep the trails sustainable for may years of RL4WD use.
We'll have all the trails signed and leveled for you. Trails are directional so pay attention to what way the trail is going on what days. This one-way trail system is in place because there are many trails you can't pass on.
Please stay on the trails. We'll do our best to ribbon off mud areas that were not designed to be maintained. That being said, there are some below ground plane areas (aka mud areas) but they will most likely have a rock base and are sustainable. Again, please please please do not go off the trail into a swamp or mud area, only ride in areas on the map.
The perimeter trail is the tamest trail that connects all the other trails. All stock vehicles should have no problem on this trail. Please pay attention to the signs and levels. Some trails in this park are not advised for beginner drivers or non-lifted machines. Severe vehicle damage or injury could result if you try something beyond your skill or vehicle level.
Safety Rules -
Everyone must sign a waiver. You'll be given a wristband that you'll need to present at the Tech Inspection Shelter just before the bridge entering the trail area.
All rigs need to have tow points front and rear. All vehicles will be inspected and it's your responsibility that breaks, throttle, suspension, lights and electrical systems are in perfect working order. If the safety inspectors suspect your vehicle isn't safe, you will not be allowed on the trails. Period. Exhaust must be quiet and the speed limit on the trails is 10mphbut your average speed is going to usually be 1-3 mph.
A current ABC Automotive fire extinguisher is required in all rigs. It must be securely fastened and should be within reach of the driver.
All gear in your rig should also be secured so it can't shift on hills. This will be checked at tech inspection. Some of these grades exceed 25° so this is very important.
Seatbelts are required at all times for all participants. If you have people in your rig that are not belted in. You will be asked to leave without refund. Period. If we see pictures of people not wearing belts post-event, your membership will be void and you'll be banned from further events. Yes, this is a serious thing, do not take this lightly. Your safety is our top concern!
Do not take your rig in the river. This should be pretty obvious. The current in the Embarrass river is very strong in many areas. It is not advised to swim in the river either. No lifeguard is on duty.
If a hill looks too steep, it probably is. If the obstacle looks too large to drive on, it probably is. Trust your judgment and don't take chances. Don't allow peer pressure to make you do something you're not comfortable doing. We are a group that strongly believes in family-friendly fun and we understand that everyone starts somewhere. Under no circumstances shall riders bully other riders or shun them. We're here to build a riding community together! Trail Guides are here to help you through something but it's always up to the driver to inspect and navigate, Trail Guides are not responsible for your actions.
No Alcohol is allowed on the trails. Period. Not for drivers, not for passengers. Alcohol and riding do not mix. Anyone suspected of drinking will be asked to take an on-site breathalyzer or we'll call law enforcement to aid. Again, don't screw with this rule, it's for the safety and image of our entire group.
Any emergencies please dial 911! Otherwise, police department Mike Weatherwax Shawano Sheriff Dept. - 715-526-3111.
Not sure how deep some water on the trail is? Get out and take a stick from the ground and poke in it. This allows you to know if the bottom is soft or hard. any of these areas also have bypasses, some don't.
Media - We highly encourage taking pictures and videos to share with your friends and family! BUT we ask that you do so carefully and ethically. Don't post pictures of rigs doing things that would shut down the trails. Also be sure to disclose that this park is not open to RL4WD use except for special events only so there isn't any confusion.
Campsites should mind their volume and generator noise. 10pm is quiet time. Please keep fires to a manageable level and you'll get a $5 coupon for firewood that's sold on site if you get a campsite. Do not drink and drive even if it's at the campsite. If you're going to have some drinks, walk, don't drive.
Please have flashlights for night time walking as the park is very dark in some areas.
Police your tobacco butts. Don't toss them on the trail or in the campground.
If you see any trash on the trail, pick it up and collect it.