Frequently Asked Questions

When are you open and how much does it cost?

To ride in our park for an entire day is $25.00 for a vehicle and driver Saturday and Sunday. There is a one time $5.00 registration/membership form which would make the first time $30.00. Riders, visitors and guests pay $5.00 for the day. Children under 12 are free, however infants to ride are not recommended.

Hours

Friday afternoon 3:00pm to dusk,
Saturday 10:00am to dusk,
Sunday 11:00am to 6pm
Most Monday Holidays

$15.00 $25.00 $25.00 $25.00

We will open other weekdays with advance reservation and deposit call: 864 449 5698

Weekend Pass: $50.00 Includes entry fee for vehicle, driver and passengers from Friday afternoon at 3:00pm to Sunday evening at 6:00pm Monday Holiday weekend extra $20.00*

*Park closure due to inclement weather will not constitute a refund in full or part. Closing the park during a weekend is solely at the discretion of park management.
(All passengers must check in at the same time as the vehicle or they will be subject to an additional fee and must have adequate seatbelts available in the trail rig.)

What is Gulches 5 for 6 program?

With your competed membership we keep track of how often you come in the park. After your 5th paid time, the 6th time is free. (Just a way to get back the membership fee.)

Where is Gulches ORV Park?

Gulches is in Laurens County on Indian Mound Road in the upstate of South Carolina. The following are a few ways to get here once in the upstate. Rt. = Route

From Greenville: I 385 exit onto Rt # 221 south. To Laurens continue to Crenshaw’s Bait Shop (100 cow skulls on its roof) Make right onto Indian Mound Road. Go 7 miles. Look for little old white house with red tin roof

From Spartanburg: I 26 south take Rt # 49 to Laurens. Take Rt # 221 south. At Crenshaw’s Bait Shop (100 cow skulls on its roof) Make right onto

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Indian Mound Rd. Go 7 mi. Look for little old white house with red tin

roof
From Greenville: Hwy Rt# 25 South to Rt # 252 make left, 100 yards make right

onto Indian Mound Road. Go 8 miles. Look for little old white house

with red tin roof
From Columbia: I 26 north to I 385 to Laurens (exit 9). Take Rt #221 south.

Make right (at Crenshaw’s Bait Shop) onto Indian Mound Road. Go 7

miles. Look for little old white house with red tin roof
From Simpsonville: Fairview Road toward Hickory Tavern through Hickory

Tavern and Fairview will turn into Neely Ferry Road and cross 252 then Ekom Beach thru to next stop. This is Indian Mound Go right 1 1/2 miles to little old white house with red tin roof

How big is the park?

Unlike Tellico and some of the large state run ORV Parks Gulches is privately owned and operated. It is a small park of just under 80 acres. However don’t let its size fool you it has everything you might be looking for from mud to sand to hill-climbs, off camber switch backs and rock gardens. It has been called the Disneyland for 4x4’s.

Are the trails all for advanced rigs and skill level?

No. The Park is set up like a ski resort with all “runs” clearly marked with a degree of difficulty. We have easy, intermediate, advanced, double advanced and triple advanced runs. All easy and intermediates get you to all the advanced runs to watch the “big rigs”.

Is alcohol allowed?

No.

Can I bring my pets?

On a leash and attended at all times, yes.

How old must I be?

You must be 18 or older or have a parent or legal guardian there to sign a wavier for you. No Parent then no entrance. You can, however, pick up a copy of the paperwork and have your parent or guardian sign it in front of a notary and we will keep it on file for you so you only have to do it once.

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What kind of vehicles can ride on the park?

We allow any 4x4, ATV, or trail bike.(No 3 wheelers) Please realize damage can occur on any or all of our trails. Show pieces may get scratched.

What are the rules?

All must be good stewards of the hobby. Watch-out for your fellow off-roader and assist when applicable.
No littering and pack out what you pack in.
ATV and Motorcycles must wear helmets and goggles.

Stay on the trails and obey all signs on the trails.
Drive slow on 2 way trails
Must exit at designated time.
Tree savers must be used when you use one of our trees to winch.

Is there camping available?

Yes, rather primitive at this time. Camping must be reserved in advance. Phone reservations only. 864 449 5698 We need full name length - of stay - time of arrival Contact phone number and number in your party

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Parking lot campsite Riverside campsite Sleeping in vehicle Deposit

$10.00 per tent - $25.00 per R/V per night $10.00 per night per tent

$10.00 per night
$20.00 given back upon sight inspection

There is a hot shower and full bathroom facilities a kitchen area with micro, coffee maker and double sink. This area is available 24 hrs in the back of the office. There is a portapoty available and fire rings and fresh water. There is only one electrical outlet. You will need at least 100 feet of cord. We have no dump site for dark or gray water. River side primitive camp sites are a 3 minute ride from the office. You need 4 wheel drive to reach these campsites

What are the trail signs?

Signs

  • Red Square -- Easy trail
  • Blue Square -- Intermediate trail
  • Black Square -- Advanced trail
  • Double Black Squares -- More difficult advanced trail Orange Square -- Caution
  • Triple Black Squares -- Most difficult advanced trail White Square P Parking or Picnic
  • White Square W Wrong Way W
  • White Square 1 - - One Way W
  • White Square 2 Two way traffic W

Is there parking for trailers?

Yes we have a large secure parking area for even the largest of trailers.

What equipment do we have?

We have a compressor to air up tires and run air tools, we have misc. tools and a welder available to borrow. (Sign out small fee and deposit required)

What if I get stuck?

We have straps and a winch. We charge $20.00 minimum and up to get you out with our equipment. If we call someone else it may cost you over $200.00.