Louisiana is the perfect place to live in if you love riding all-terrain vehicles. Trails are open to ATVs in every region of the state. In the northwest corner near Shreveport, High Lifter Off-Road Park offers mud-running opportunities, including annual memberships. Bonnet Carre Spillway ATV trails are in the southeast part of the state, and riding there is free of charge. Both offer swampy conditions and miles of trails.
High Lifter Off-Road Park
High Lifter Off-Road Park is a new off-road park, and it has 25 miles of trails on 574 acres. You can go mud-running in four different mud bogs. At this park, mud is the main feature, but there are also trails without muck. Admission is $15 per person, except that children age 6 and under get in free. Annual memberships are available. For an added fee of about $30 per month, members are allowed to leave a camper in a designated part of the park all year around. The area has no sewer, water, or electric hookups, however; future plans include adding connections. Outdoor Powerhouse in Denham Springs, Louisiana, is an authorized dealer of High Lifter Products, which offers unique after-market accessories for ATVs and other off-road vehicles.
Bonnet Carre Spillway
The marshland of Bonnet Carre Spillway encompasses 8,000 acres available to a wide variety of sportsmen, including ATV riders, who can access about 900 acres totally free of charge. The land, which serves as flood control for the Mississippi River, is overseen by the US Army Corps of Engineers. The area has been closed fewer than ten times since its opening in 1937.
Two areas at Bonnet Carre Spillway are for ATVs. Each offers approximately 20 miles of trails on 450 acres. The marshy land can get very muddy in spots, but there’s a bottom. Getting stuck is something to avoid, since there are very few trees suitable for use with a winch to pull a vehicle out of the mud.
Other activities widely enjoyed at the spillway include fishing, hunting, dog training, and crawfishing. There’s also an area marked off for remote control airplanes. New Orleans is only 15 minutes away.
Everywhere In Between
No matter which corner of Louisiana you live in or visit, you aren’t far from a great ATV park. Be sure to visit Outdoor Powerhouse in Denham Springs for all of your ATV needs. We have a 25,000-foot facility packed with everything needed for power sports.