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.
Better late than never. We invite all attendees that participated in the 28th Annual Dixie Run at Golden Mountain Park to take a brief survey so we can continue to improve this great event and other events hosted by SFWDA. Your support is greatly appreciated, and it will only take a couple minutes.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Southeastern States Field Office (SSFO) has released their Draft Resource Management Plan (DRMP) and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for your review and comment.
Right now, the federal government is proposing mandatory design standards for off-road vehicles that could negatively affect safety and performance. The regulators may mean well, but the truth is there will be a lot of unintended consequences that you’re not going to like.
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.