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These fires in Gatlinburg have devastated many Sevier County, TN residents, many of which are members and friends of our Association.
What can we do? Great question....
SFWDA has been working all day along with several local Tennessee OHV clubs collectively to help out.
How you may ask.....
Together we will strive to provide neccasary essentials to those in need. It takes more than an idea, it takes your effort. Red Cross established shelters in both Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge where well over 1,300 people have gathered to seek refuge.
This is also why today we took immediate action to begin a campaign of collecting essential items for the victims of these ongoing Gatlinburg fires. As of now Jeeps & Wrenches, Mule Town Jeepers, Stones River Jeep Club, and Smoky Mountain Jeep Club along with others are actively collecting essentials supplies which together we will be delivering to one of the primary shelters in the county.
Throughout the rest of the week we urge you to connect with one or more of these clubs in effort to do what you can to help. In addition we will be collecting the essentials at our upcoming Annual Meeting on December 3rd at the Double Tree Hotel in Oak Ridge, TN. Between the hours of 9am-3pm you can stop by and drop off any of the items listed below in the hotel lobby at our collection table.
Once we conclude and combine all of our efforts we will deliver these essential items directly to the shelter. If you can, please take a moment to connect with your local club reps attending our Annual Meeting to relay these hard goods, and / or join us at the Double Tree on Saturday. These people can certainly use the help and it's moments like this where we truly shine as OHV enthusiasts. Let's do our part to help when we can.
Below, is a list of the essentials that the shelters are requesting at the moment. It may be up to 5 days before they can make their way back home if they even have one.
There are now several additional collection points which have joined forces with SFWDA and others to collect essentials. Off Road Mafia in Woodstock, GA and JeepHut in Jasper, GA, Highland Expedition Outfitters (HEO) are also collecting at there shops. Ohio River Four Wheelers in Kentucky is collecting for folks on our norther reach.
It is reported at this time consumables are still needed; such as diapers, toilet paper, baby wipes, clothing, hygiene items, as well as cases of Gatorade, and individual pre-wrapped snacks are still being accepted in highest demand at the shelters for both victims and first responders alike. The outpouring of support has been amazing. We sincerely appreciate everyone's help.
You can drop off any of these essential goods at the Double Tree Hotel.
We'll have a collection in the lobby this Saturday, Dec. 3rd between 9am-3pm in Oak Ridge, TN.
SFWDA Spring Meet & Ride of 2016 at Turkey Bay. Land Between the Lakes, Golden Pond, KY. Hosted by Stones River Jeep Club
SFWDA Spring 2016 Meet and Ride
Hosted by Stones River Jeep Club
Turkey Bay OHV Area,
Land Between the Lakes,
Golden Pond, KY
* UPDATE ALERT * THIS EVENT IS NOW RESCHEDULED TO APRIL 2, 2016. *
Same time, location, etc. Remaining details below.
Join us at Turkey Bay OHV Area, near the shores of beautiful Kentucky Lake on Saturday, April 2, 2016 for the first SFWDA Meet & Ride of 2016. The Stones River Jeep Club, Murfreesboro, TN will host this event and provide guided Trail rides throughout the park.
Turkey Bay Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Area provides designated trails for OHV riding and Self-Service Camping. Centrally located, Turkey Bay offers a variety of topography and trails for everyone.
The area consists of approximately 100 miles of primary, secondary, and tertiary trails for many different levels of OHV ridin, .and is managed by the USFS. There is a $20 (1-3 day) usage fee collected by the USFS upon arrival to the park.
Turkey Bay OHV Area
SEASON - Year Round
HOURS - Sunrise to Sunset
ADMISSION - One to Three-Day Permit is $20. Annual permit is $75.
GPS - N 36 45' 00.0" / W 88 04' 19.0"
PHYSICAL ADDRESS -
80 Turkey Creek Road
Golden Pond, KY 42211
TRAILHEAD LOCATION - 2.3 miles / 5 minutes south of the Visitor's Center on the Trace.
Register online today, free for all SFWDA members (Separate $20 entry fee includes up to 3 days of LBL Park access.) for a full day of fun to meet your association, the Southern Four Wheel Drive Association, and explore the beautiful LBL trails. On-site check in will open at 8:00 AM CST. Our SFWDA meeting will begin promptly at 9:00 AM CST. Trail rides will begin at 10:00 AM CST.
Coming to Turkey Bay? Consider an Overnight Stay!
You could pitch a tent at Turkey Bay in the camping area. In addition to the trails, Turkey Bay OHV permits camping at designated areas near the lake along road 167. An added perk of the campsites is the ability to wake up and ride directly to the trails, as the sites offer chemical toilets, unloading ramps, and drinking water. But if you need some additional amenities, consider from a variety of lodging options located just outside Land Between The Lakes and a few minutes from Turkey Bay. https://www.explorekentuckylake.com/lbl/ohv.htm
It's for Charity!
We initiated a charitable component to our Meet & Ride events last year and our charity for this event will be The Journey Home, a Christian Outreach Center for the homeless and at-risk individuals and families in Rutherford County, TN. For more information please check this link: www.lovegodservepeople.org/. Each attendee is asked to donate one item to support this outreach effort. Suggestions: Caned / Boxed food (none-perishable food item); or all sizes of clothing (slightly used is OK). Highest need is for socks, under garments, shoes and diapers. Please join us and support The Journey Home.
Due to FURTHER potential Winter weather related closures, please check our Facebook and web page for updates on the event.
For more details about camping, nearby lodging, maps, and more travel accommodations check out the LBL travelers resource page for Turkey Bay.
For Specifics on Park Rules & Regulations, hours of operation, camping opportunities, and much more from the USFS about LBL.
Browse through some web sourced images below from the LBL park, it's trails, and incorporated amenities......
We highly encourage all person attending to download, print, and complete the Turkey Bay OHV Area Liability Waiver Form and have $20 cash ready before arriving to expedite the check in process for everyone.
Direct Link to Registration