Sabine ATV Park, Burkeville, TX: Off-Road Review
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Texas has an excellent array of off-road trails, whether in national parks and forests or well-maintained private parks. Sabine ATV Park is one of the latter, and it excels at welcoming ATV riders on its 2,800 acres of private land with some muddy trails, fun atmosphere, and even a bit of primitive camping on site.
What is Sabine ATV Park like, and what can you do there? The park is a well-maintained ATV riders’ escape, with trails that suit all tastes. It is mostly on the muddy side and currently developing to allow more on-site camping and facilities.
Where Can You Find Sabine ATV Park?
Located close to Burkeville, TX, Sabine ATV Park can be reached on Highway 63 in a short 7-mile drive. It’s north-east of Beaumont, TX (about 1 hour 45 minutes) and about 3 hours north-east of Houston.
What Are the Trails Like at Sabine ATV Park?
The park has various ATV trails, from hills and mud bogs to some rocky areas and the vicinity of ponds and river crossings. Overall, trails are extremely well-maintained, which makes them a joy to ride on. There is also a huge beach all along the river to stop and relax on.
You do need to be happy riding in mud to make the most of Sabine ATV Park.
It’s also a good idea to ride in a group so you can help each other out when you get stuck. Bring some extra clothes, so you can keep riding all day after you get soaked the first time.
Unfortunately, trail maps and detailed information aren’t available for online access, so ATV riders will need to make their way to the park to obtain all the details.
Sabine ATV Park is very much a work in progress regarding accommodation options, but they already have several primitive camping spots available to book ahead. They are also building electric hook-ups and sturdier accommodation, such as the Sabine ATV Park cabins.
Some of the cabins are already in use and available as of 2020. The good news is that the cabins and the camping spots are in grassy areas, so you’ll have a chance to get clean again after your muddy rides. However, bear in mind that, if you’re camping, there is limited availability of showers (most under construction for the time being).
Reviews and General Comments About Sabine ATV Park
As the park keeps developing, there will be more amenities available. However, for a relatively undeveloped setting, Sabine ATV Park gets some excellent reviews for cleanliness and maintenance. In fact, what’s great about this park is the attention to detail put into setting it up to stay clean: from the shower blocks and cleaning facilities to the trash cans along the trails.
The staff and owners are great hosts, too, which makes your riding experience even better. And it’s worth mentioning that the park is a bit of a hidden gem for now, so it’s never very busy, maintaining a wilderness atmosphere as you ride through.
Other ATV Parks Nearby
As we’ve mentioned before, Texas is an excellent destination for off-roading, especially if you like challenging terrain and welcoming ATV parks. Here are some other destinations within proximity of Sabine ATV Park you can also tick off your list when you’re in the area.
South Toledo Bend State Park
Not a private park, but a great place to ride an ATV nonetheless, South Toledo Bend State Park is on several bluffs that extend to the Toledo Bend Reservoir. Head over here to fish for bass in one of the top such places in the US.
The park features an OHV trail that you can access by paying $15 per vehicle. Enjoy the ride through the woods and stay over at the campsite after spending the afternoon fishing or walking.
Judeman’s ATV Park
This 200-acre ATV park is in Louisiana, just north of Alexandria and only 1 hour and a half driving from Sabine ATV Park. It features 5 miles of marked trails through the woods, mud bogs and pits, and some deep creek water crossings.
While you can only ride here on the weekends, it’s worth adding Judeman’s to your itinerary and checking whether any events are on around the time you’re visiting on their Facebook page. The park is well-loved by riders all around the area and their special events, such as the 4th of July, are great fun.
Creekside Offroad Ranch
One of the best-known off-roading parks in Texas, the Creekside ranch is located in Splendora. You’ll find miles and miles of trails, challenging terrain, a mix of mud, hills, and sand, and anything else you could wish for here.
With some excellent camping facilities and open to dirt bikes, ATVs, and trucks, Creekside Offroad Ranch is definitely worth a stop.
Gator Run Offroad Park
About 140 miles north of Sabine ATV Park, the Alligator Run is huge and full of trails for all types of riders, not to mention extras like sand drags, monster truck mud pits, sand dune climbs, and jumps, and their very own obstacle course called “Twist & Shout.”
The park is open almost every weekend, and you can call ahead to get them to open during the week as well. They also offer RV campsites and free primitive campsites, as well as tent camping.
Visit them on Facebook to stay up to speed on their events, too.
Xtreme Off Road Park and Beach
Saving the best for last: For a treat, finish off your trip to Texas with a few days at Xtreme Off Road Park and Beach just outside Houston. This is an off-roading Mecca with miles of wooded trails, deep mud bogs, and varied terrain, including amazing small lakes you can stop to eat or camp by. They have on-site ATV rentals, too, and an outstanding taco stand.
We’ve done a full-length review here if you want to know more.
Conclusion: Sabine ATV Park Is One to Watch
Thanks to its great location, amazing trails, and great people, Sabine ATV Park has the potential to become one of the great off-roading parks in Texas. It is also perfect as one of several stops for off-roading in the state, thanks to its relative proximity to many other great destinations. Head to Sabine ATV Park to hone your mud riding skills and enjoy the ride!