Welcome to SFWDA. We are your association! We are the Southern Four Drive Association, a non-profit organization of 4 wheel drive clubs and individual members in the southeastern United States. Our association is dedicated to promoting four wheel drive recreation on both public and private lands, off-road education, responsible land usage and OHV trail conservation. SFWDA proudly supports Tread Lightly, Blue Ribbon Coalition and the United Four Wheel Drive Association.
Projects are executed throughout the entire year at club and state levels. The purpose is to respect and protect our valuable resources. This is accomplished in part by a close cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service (USFS). The SFWDA and the associated clubs contribute thousands of man-hours each year on projects with the USFS through the Challenge Cost Share program. Through the Adopt-A-Trail program, clubs adopt one or more trails and help the Forest Service with maintenance throughout the year. Each of these projects encompass working with land use agencies regarding conservation in our states and helping in identifying unsafe roads which should be closed as well as informing those organizations of which roads we would like to remain open
A strong emphasis of SFWDA is on education to all Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) enthusiasts to help ensure safe and courteous driving and proper vehicle use off-highway. The SFWDA, under the auspices of the United Four Wheel Drive Association (UFWDA), has a 4wd Awareness program which is held on a regular basis for novice drivers. The 4wd Awareness Program educates the 4x4 owner about general off-highway techniques and courtesies related to OHV usage and more specific education related to driving skills, elementary vehicle mechanics, recovery techniques and recommended equipment to carry on the trail. Our emphasis on education not only encompasses 4wd safety, but also emphasizes environmental concerns and the “Tread Lightly” philosophy. In addition, members of the SFWDA are sensitized to today’s need for environmental awareness and we try to pass that knowledge on to others in our sport.
The promotion of safe, friendly 4 wheel drive recreation among people who share the common interest of family oriented fun is of prime importance to the SFWDA. Four wheeling is a sport that is enjoyed by people of all ages and walks of life and SFWDA welcomes all enthusiasts regardless of age, sex, race or level of expertise. We help to organize and promote a variety of off road events all over the southeast United States where we unite to socialize, communicate, and appreciate the outdoors with our 4wd vehicles.
As we now begin to reflect on 2014 and look forward to 2015 we would like to ask you all to take a moment and complete this very brief survey which we hope will serve to be useful for Industry Manufacturers to gain insight on who we are as an Association and what new products we are looking to add to our vehicles next. It will only take a minute or two and you will be helping out Southern as we look to further connect with the Manufacturers and Businesses in related Industries.
Let's all be sure to reach out and show out support for these three new business's who just recently joined SFWDA as Business Members. These are the folks who support our Association and are supporting our core mission. Your support to their business's continue to allow our family grow stronger and become more effective.
What to show your support for SFWDA? Become a PREMIUM Member today and wear your support everywhere you go! This is one more way to help support our journey. Designed for the individual who wants to give a little more and would also like a little more. This PREMIUM Members only gear package is the way to go.
The Southern Four Wheel Drive Association Board of Directors continues its hard work to refocus our association and our efforts for 2015. As most of you are aware, the association is implementing sweeping changes to the membership structure. Additionally we introduced the SFWDA Grant program to allow each of our member clubs to directly address the needs of your local area and communities with this tool. The key to our grant program is that we embrace our core missions of Conservation, Recreation and Education.
Join us for our end of year meeting where we wrap up 2014 and discuss 2015. We'll meet at the Doubletree Hotel conference room for our 9am meeting and then afterwards some will hit the trails nearby at Windrock Park.
4 JKs take on Adventure Off Road Park located in South Pittsburgh, TN during the SFWDA Trailfest. SFWDA's Trailfest is one of two yearly events put on by the Southern Four Wheel Drive Association to raise money to help maintain public and private lands for OHV use. It was a great weekend and we hope you enjoy.
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Trailfest 2014 Part 1 Adventure Off Road Park
4 JKs take on Adventure Off Road Park located in South Pittsburgh, TN during the SFWDA Trailfest. SFWDA's Trailfest is one of two yearly events put on by the Southern Four Wheel Drive Association to raise money to help maintain public and private lands for OHV use. It was a great weekend and we hope you enjoy the adventure in this off road park.