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Durhamtown Tellico

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Other Names

Rock Crawl, School Bus, Little Snowbird Creek, Twain Trail, Thrash Camp Trail, Plane Crash Trail, Plankerton Branch, Buzzard's Roost, Bear Knob, Tellico

Last Known StatusClosed

This offroad park at one time was open to all OHVs and offered about 40 miles of marked trails on 3,000 acres but is closed and no longer open for riding. Primitive camping was permitted and cabin rentals were offered. This listing will remain up for historical purposes and to help prevent a wasted trip.

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Permit RequiredNo
Dates OpenClosed
Spark ArrestorNoA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is not required but is always recommended.
Noise LimitNo
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthNo Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers Four WheelersPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs & Jeeps (registered)Permitted
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
2 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
MX Helmet RequiredYes
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingNo
Trail BlazingProhibitedstay on designated trails
Rule Enforcement


AreaMotorized Trails
LandPrivately Owned / Commercial


EntryYes ($10.00 per person)
Passenger Fee
RidingYes ($21.00 per OHV)
Jeeps, ATVs and UTVs - $27
Tent: $5.00
RV: $0.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
Stream and pond side sites - $10/person
CommentMultiple day discounts and annual memberships available, call for details.


Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
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Nearest CityMurphy, NC
Address401 Clyde McDonald Road, Murphy, NC 28906
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Murphy, NC
1) Take SR-1326/Joe Brown Highway north about 2 miles
2) Take SR-1331/Hanging Dog Road north-east 4.5 miles
3) Turn right (east) onto Boiling Springs Road, continue 5.2 miles
4) Turn left (north) onto Clyde McDonald Road, follow toward park entrance.




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Approx Size4,000 acres (6 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail40
Climate TypeForest
Elevation2300 to 3500 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has mostly rocks.Mostly
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has many steep hills.Many
Water CrossingsThe trail has few water crossings.Few
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has few berms.Few
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little


Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (S)Graves Grocery (828) 837-1575
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (SE)Exxon (828) 837-2323
Potable Water WaterMurphy, NC
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (SE)Murphy / Peace Valley KOA (828) 837-6223 or (800) 562-9382
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (SE)Murphy / Peace Valley KOA (828) 837-6223 or (800) 562-9382
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (S)Graves Grocery (828) 837-1575
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