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Barnwell Mountain Recreation Area

Thursday, November 27, 2014
Alt Names Texas Motorized Trails Coalition, Rocky Branch Creek
Last Known Status Open

This 1800 acre recreation area offers numerous 4x4 and ATV trails that are marked and rated for difficulty. The park features both primitive and RV hookups, cabin rentals and hot showers.

The property is open to both Texas Motorized Trails Coalition members and the general public however members get a discount on admission fees. Hours of operation are from 8am Friday through dusk on Sunday (weather permitting). See website for current schedules and visitor information.

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Nearest City Gilmer, TX
Address 6284 State Highway 155 N, Gilmer, TX 75645
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From: Gilmer, TX
1) Take Hwy 155 north about 5 miles (look for a green sign on the left side of the highway that will be pointing to the right; sign will read "Barnwell Mountain Recreation Area")
2) When you see the green sign turn right
3) Proceed toward the recreation area.
Area Trail
Land Privately Owned / Commercial
Rating Rating        
Recommended Stay Full Day
Permit Required Yes TX OHV Decal
Dates Open Friday - Sunday
Spark Arrestor Yes A spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise Limit Yes
Whip Flags Not Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles Permitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVs Permitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXS Permitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered) Permitted
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets Required Yes
Bicycles Prohibited
Hiking Prohibited
Horseback Prohibited
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping No Restriction (camp anywhere)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night Riding No no riding after 10pm
Alcohol Prohibited
Emergency / Law Enforcement Some patrolled by local deputy
Insurance *Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that all riders obtain medical insurance and buy motorcycle insurance or ATV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted on this website.
Parking ($0.00)
Entry Yes ($5.00 per person)
General Public Admission (per vehicle)
Riding Yes ($15.00 per OHV)
Non-Members - $30
Camping Yes
Tent: $10.00
RV: $25.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
Electric Sites - $25
Comment Annual Membership - $60
Contact Info Texas Motorized Trails Coalition - Barnwell Mountain
6284 State Highway 155 N
Gilmer, TX 75645
(903) 797-4066
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Contact Info Texas Motorized Trails Coalition - Barnwell Mountain
(903) 738-0002
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Barnwell Mountain Recreation Area Trail Photo

Barnwell Mountain Recreation Area Trail

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Barnwell Mountain Recreation Area Trail Photo

Barnwell Mountain Recreation Area Trail

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Barnwell Mountain Recreation Area Trail

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Square Miles 3
Miles Of Trail 50
Climate Type Forest
Elevation 350 to 600 ft.
Trail Maintenance Marked, Rated, Heavily Maintained
Single Track This private land has few single track trails.Few
Hazards This trail has few hazards.Few (hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain Novice This trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain Amateur This trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain Expert This trail has some expert terrain.Some

First Aid First Aid 5-20 Miles (SW) East Texas Medical Center Gilmer (903) 841-7100
Gasoline Gasoline 5-20 Miles (NW) Exxon (903) 762-1150
Diesel Diesel 5-20 Miles (NW) Exxon (903) 762-1150
Potable Water Water On Site
RV Hookups RV Hookup On Site
RV Dump Station RV Disposal On Site
Primitive Camping Campground On Site
Convenience Store Conv Store 5-20 Miles (NW) Exxon (903) 762-1150
Swimming Swim Area 5-20 Miles (NE) Alley Creek Recreation Area Beach (903) 755-2637
Body of Water Water Body On Site
Boating Launch Boat Ramp 5-20 Miles (NE) Dishman's Landing Boat Ramp (903) 665-2336

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