Doe Mountain OHV - Mountain City, TN

Discussion in 'General Chit Chat' started by JC., Dec 12, 2012.

  1. JC.

    JC. Volunteer Moderator

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    Doe Mountain Recreation Area is slated to open in April 2013 according to Johnson County, TN Mayor Larry Potter who I just spoke with on the phone.

    Doe Mountain is an 8,600 acre property that has been acquired by the state of TN and will be managed by Johnson County for outdoor recreation. OHV access, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and more will be offered on the mountain.

    The Doe Mountain Recreation Board Of Authority has been created and a charter, bylaws, officers, logo, seal, website all approved. Mapping of the mountain is being done now in preparation for a spring 2013 opening.

    The terrain is similar to the Callalantee OHV property that used to be an OHV park outside of Mountain City, TN.

    A visitor center similar to the Black Mountain OHV park in Evarts, KY is planned and permits will be on a daily or yearly basis. At least two access points are planned with the main visitor center being off of Highway 67 (Doe Valley Rd) and a secondary entrance off of Highway 167.
     
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  2. uglyjeepoffroad

    uglyjeepoffroad Registered Loser

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    Is this the old Cracker's Neck area?
     
  3. drkelly

    drkelly Samurai wheeler

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    It sure sounds like it by looking at the map.

    Man, this is great news!

    I remember wheeling at Crackers Neck back in 2003 and 2004 before it was closed down.
     
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  4. sgtbriangreen

    sgtbriangreen Pro Rock Stacker

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  5. Jeff B

    Jeff B pool boy

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    This is truly good news! Nice to hear about an opening rather than a closing.
     
  6. 250krawler

    250krawler Active Member

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    Always good news.
     
  7. hurt4x4

    hurt4x4 Well-Known Member

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    thats great! i never got to go to Callalantee, but im glad to hear there is going to be somewhere a little closer to me again!
     
  8. braxton357

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    You are the man JC for staying on top of all of this stuff always. This is awesome news.
     
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  9. JC.

    JC. Volunteer Moderator

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    No. Crackers Neck is located between 421 and 167 south of Mountain City. Doe Mountain is between 167 and 67 sw of Mountain City.
     
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  10. DAWGTOY

    DAWGTOY Well-Known Member

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    yea it'd be nice to have a place a little closer to home.
    used to ride crackers neck (before it closed) and callalantee on
    a regular basis.
    thanks for keepin us up to date!
     
  11. ghost

    ghost Well-Known Member

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    Nice! I loved Callantee... only got there a couple of times. Looking foward to this...
     
  12. frankenyoter

    frankenyoter Team Underfunded

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    :rockon:
     
  13. Kamel

    Kamel Active Member

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    Awesome!
     
  14. FrontPorchFab

    FrontPorchFab Well-Known Member

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    Great news!
     
  15. XJfreakHO

    XJfreakHO Triad Trail Junkies

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    Awesome! Another spot to hit next year!
     
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  16. willness33

    willness33 Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm. I might actually get back into wheelin...
     
  17. cgm147

    cgm147 Well-Known Member

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    sweet and thanks for the update JC!

    sent from deep space via galaxy S 2
     
  18. braxton357

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    Do you have any idea whether it will be run/policed more like black mtn/harlan or more along the lines of uwharrie? I remember back in the days of Tellico, the rangers/police on the Tennessee side were not shy about roadblocks and handing out tickets for everything. I'm not talking about alcohol either, more about ridiculous vehicle violations.
     
  19. ol'Jeeps

    ol'Jeeps Dirty Jeeps...Done Dirt Cheap!

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    :bounce: awesome! great! fabulous! wonderful! CANT WAIT!:bounce:

    Did I mention I was excited about this?!

    Thanks JC!
     
  20. redneckcj5guy

    redneckcj5guy Dr Dre'

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    You damn right!
    A new place to watch Scott roll, (and me) is great news!
     
  21. snappy

    snappy YHDG's adopted son!!! Moderator

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    So wich hotel will the party be at?
     
  22. JC.

    JC. Volunteer Moderator

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    No idea. County run = county law enforcement?
     
  23. lockedup5

    lockedup5 overcompensating underachiever

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    Now I've got a date I have to have my build done. Gives me something to look forward to.
     
  24. GONOVRIT

    GONOVRIT blue collar brotherhood

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    The only thing I remeber from the earlier discussion of this place was that the trails would be "scenic". I don't recall anything about them being any kind of challenge? I hope the place developes and has some challenging trails. Is there no one here that has ridden the place on an ATV or the like before?
     
  25. rodney eppes

    rodney eppes Well-Known Member

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    As Hard as JC tried, with Callentee, surprised they didn't offer him a Board seat!:shaking:
    Least there is 1 Trail guy on the Board. Guess it all Tenn. guys.
     

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