Re: Off-roading in Texas???
besides "the slab," which is a whole lotta fun, there is Barnwell Mt. in northeast Texas, Shilo Ridge near Alto, Crockett, etc. in east Texas, Lake Merideth OHV area in north Texas, The Den, in San Antonio (actually, it's inside the city limits), Cibolo Creek in Shertz/San Antonio area, Rough Canyon near Del Rio, and if you hook-up with a Jeep club, they have leases on hunting lands all over the place. most of the land in Texas is privately owned since Texas was a Republic before it was a state and had no programs for taking ownership of land. in that case, it's really mostly rich people and corporations that own much of the land. BUT, there is a loophole, it seems to be perfectly legal for anyone to travel any "navigable waterway" by any means they choose. that these "navigable waterways" are to be regarded as highways, the way they were in the 1800's. but now some people are debating on which rivers and creeks are "navigable." well, as far as we can tell, it's any waterway that is 30 or more feet wide and has a bare bank area where no vegetation is growing. legality stops at the line where vegetation grows. also, since they are now considered "public highways" and "navigable," any waterway meeting these requirements is not to be blocked by any private fence or other means. it also cannot be altered from it's course for use in irrigation or in attempt to dislodge it from it's "highway" status. blah, blah, blah........it's all true, but i went on too long. talk to ya later. also look-up RS2477 roads.