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

 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.

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.

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.

 
 

 
 
 
Message Board
Bob Yarbrough will continue to represent SFWDA within the TN Council on Greenways and Trails RTP grant program

Bob Yarbrough will continue to represent SFWDA within the TN Commissioner's Council on Greenways and Trails - RTP grant program through 2015. 

Dave Logan to serve as an OHV representative on the Georgia Trails & Greenways Advisory Committee

Southern Four Wheel Drive Association is proud to announce that Dave Logan will represent us again within the GA RTP grant program. Loren Miller the Grants Coordinator of the Recreational Trails Program working for the Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites - DNR has approved our nomination and continues to support our associations core mission.

Dixie Run Legacy
Blaze & Cleanup Day - Camping is Open

 The park managers at GMP wanted everyone to know that they will be open for the "Blaze & Cleanup Day" all weekend long and that all camping and RV utilities will be available on a first come first served basis.

 BRC BRINGS NEW SUIT TO RESTORE TRAIL ACCESS

Yesterday, The BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) filed a complaint against the Federal government to challenge the arbitrary closure of, "Trail 38," a high value single-track motorcycle trail in Wyoming. The BRC Legal Program is representing a local AMA District club and local users in the case.

 
 
 
Events
Golden Mountain Park - Trail Blaze & Cleanup Day

Join Southern and our initiative to promote and conserve access to Off Road trails while we simultaneously enhance trail access at GMP for SFWDA Events by increasing the number of trails that can be tackled by everyday rigs. August 23rd 9am......

Great Smoky Mounatin Jeep Invasion - Smoky Mountain Jeep Club

The Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion is an annual event hosted by the Smoky Mountain Jeep Club. It is open to all Jeep enthusiasts. Anyone who owns or loves Jeeps is welcome and encouraged to attend this fun-filled, social event. The event is FREE to all attendies. 

Sheriff's Jeepfest - Pickens County; Jasper, Ga

Join us for 3 days of Jeep Trails, Obstacles, Great Vendors, Live Entertainment, Show & Shine and much more! All proceeds go to organizations that supports our future...the kids! JeepFest 2014 will take place on September 5-7, 2014.

Sturgis Off-Road Blowout

The 2014 Sturgis Kentucky Off-Road Blowout is held on September 11th-14th and located at the Union County Fair Grounds and Sturgis Motoplex. This is an amazing action packed four day event.