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Motocross in Big Nasty ATV Park, Savannah, Georgia USA

Trails length / Terrain size:
Over 20 mi / 32.1 km - 2 mi² / 5.18 km²
General features:
peewee track, mud dogs and a 1 mi / 1.6 km of natural motocross tracks, Hard pack, dust, water crossings, intersections and a lot of mud
Motocross tracks number / length:
2 / about 1 mi / 1.6 km
Motocross track features:
1 mi / 1.6 km beast with 80 ft / 24.3 m finish line jump, huge bowl turns, tabletops and doubles
Levels of experience:
Mostly amateur, novices, little expert
Savannah is the county seat of Chatham County and the oldest city in Georgia, USA. The city was established in 1733 and at the same year it became the colonial capital of the Georgia Province and later the first capital of Georgia. Today, Savannah is a strategic port city, industrial center and a very important Atlantic seaport. The Hostess City of the South, as Savannah is known between locals, is the fifth largest city in Georgia and is situated on the Savannah River, from whom it was named after, at about 20 mi / 32 km upriver from the Atlantic Ocean.

Savannah and the entire Georgia in general, are very popular to a specific kind of sporting, off-road. The Big Nasty ATV Park came in March 2010 to fulfill dirt enthusiast’s dreams. This public area offers over 20 mi/32.1 km of trails, a peewee track, mud dogs and a 1 mi/1.6 km of natural motocross tracks. These trails can get slick and muddy on rainy days.

The terrain is approximately 2 mi²/5.18 km² of pure swamp in an elevation of 20 to 40 ft/6 – 12 m. The trails are marked, but not rated or maintained. The characteristics of the terrain make this spot so unique and popular among motocross riders. Hard pack, dust, water crossings, intersections and a lot of mud are some of the features you will come across.

Don’t forget that Mother Nature is unpredictable, so you will never know what will appear in front of you out of nowhere. At the site there are a lot of trees, so if you decide to ride your motocross on a hot summer day, there is a lot of shade that will cool you somehow. You may stumble upon a few hazards, but they are all marked, except the unpredictable. Due to the features of the park, the tracks are more suitable for amateur riders, some novices and a little experts.

The motocross tracks are two. The first track is a small bike trail, suitable for beginners. The other track, the main one, is a 1 mi/1.6 km beast with 80 ft/24.3 m finish line jump, huge bowl turns, tabletops and doubles. The area is fun and fast! Bear in mind that there is an opening schedule. The park is opened in weekends from 9.30 am to 6 pm.

There is no parking or entrance fee, there is a fee per rider and a fee if you wish to camp. At the point you will come upon a flat and a large staging area, where the parking is ample. You have permission to camp and RV hookups and primitive sites are available.

Other amenities of the facility are showers, restrooms, a swimming pond with a hanging rope swing and a concession stand. If you get lucky, you might fall upon one of the music concerts that are held throughout the year. The area is amazing and highly recommended to spend at least a full day there. Pick up your friends or even alone and ride as fast as you can during a perfect weekend.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Athens
220 miles / 354 km, 4 hours 7 minutes
Head east on Baxter St towards S Pope St, turn left at S Lumpkin St, turn right at Baldwin St, continue to Williams St, turn right on Oconee St, continue to Oak St, slight left at Oconee St, continue to GA-10 E / Lexington Rd, continue to follow the GA-10 E, slight right towards GA-22 W / Crawfordville Rd, continue to follow the GA-22 W, turn left into the GA-12 E/US-278 E / Broad St, continue to follow the GA-12 E/US-278 E, continue to Legion Rd, turn right onto GA-80 S / Quaker Rd, continue to follow the GA-80 S, turn right at GA-296 S / George St, continue to follow the GA-296 S, turn right onto GA-17 S/GA-4 S / US 1 S/US-221 S, slight left at GA-4 S / US 1 S, turn left at GA-57 E / N 2nd St, continue to follow the GA-57 E, turn left to enter the I-16 E, take the exit on the left towards Interstate 16 E / Montgomery St / Downtown, take exit 167B on the left towards Montgomery Street Savannah / Civic Center / Downtown, join the Montgomery St, turn left at W Oglethorpe Ave, take the first turning right into Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, turn left at W Bay St. From Savannah. Take Hwy 80 west towards Pooler and Bloomingdale. After Bloomingdale, turn right onto Stagecoach Road (Look for the signs). Take Stagecoach Road down for 2.5 miles and the park will be on your left.
BY CAR FROM Valdosta
184 miles / 296 km, 3 hours 26 minutes
Head northwest on N Ashley St to E Valley St, turn right at E Valley St, turn left at N Lee St, take the first right turn in Smithland Pl, turn left at N Troup St, take the first turning right into E Magnolia St, turn right at N Forrest St, turn left on GA-38 E/US-84 E / E Hill Ave, continue to follow the GA-38 E/US-84 E, turn right on Glenmore Ave, continue to S Nicholls St, turn right onto GA-520 E/US-82 E / S Georgia Pkwy W / Jane St, continue to follow the GA-520 E/US-82 E, turn left on GA-99 N, turn right at the GA-32 E/GA-99 N / Harrell Hwy, continue to follow the GA-99 N, turn left to merge on I-95 N, take exit 99A to merge on I-16 E towards Savannah, take the exit on the left towards Interstate 16 E / Montgomery St / Downtown, take exit 167B on the left towards Montgomery Street Savannah / Civic Center / Downtown, join the Montgomery St, turn left at W Oglethorpe Ave, take the first turning right into Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, turn left at W Bay St. From Savannah. Take Hwy 80 west towards Pooler and Bloomingdale. After Bloomingdale, turn right onto Stagecoach Road (Look for the signs). Take Stagecoach Road down for 2.5 miles and the park will be on your left.
BY AIR
Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport,
9.9 miles (15.9 km)
BY TRAIN

Amtrak services cover the entire US area, so you can take a train from anywhere in USA or Georgia and abort at Savannah, GA (SAV) central station. In order to get to the park from there, you can take a bus or rent a car. The distance is short.

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