Savage River Trail Progress

This forum is for all OHV/ORV/Land Use messages and discussions
User avatar
Rut Row
DAMN Admin
Reactions:
Posts: 8406
Joined: Sat Mar 08, 2008 3:39 am

Savage River Trail Progress

Post by Rut Row » Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:57 am

On the 27th of July, DNR held the ORV Stakeholders Meeting at Rocky Gap State Park. At the meeting, they showed the 30% design plans for the new Savage River trail system. Friends, I have to admit I'm impressed! DNR has definitely been listening to us and took to heart the lessons from the NOHVCC workshop last year.

For the rock crawlers, there will be a dedicated section roughly 50' wide by 250' long. Preston Stevens from the United Four Wheel Drive Associations, and Doug Dobrynski from the FJ Bruisers, provided input to add a bypass lane beside the rock crawl as well as other additions to make that crawl an all-day affair for the wheelers.

The campsites will have drive-through access for those of us pulling trailers. They will also be installing a water-less ADA-compliant toilet. There will be 4 group sides with a 40x40 pad and 4 family sites with a 20x20 pad. The pads are for tents and tables. For the kids, DNR will create a kiddy trail between the campsites. There is a trail head near the camp sites for families that want to go hike the Savage River Trail.

We suggested that the lower section, which traverses a long hill, be made narrower to slow down riders, increase enjoyment as well as reduce the cost of construction. Most bike and quad riders want a narrow twisty trail and DNR listened. It looks like roughly 30 miles of trail, using the loops as well as going all the way out and back, will be constructed. At the end furthest away from the campsites, we suggested an area be established for a pavilion for folks to take a break or have a picnic. We will be donating a picnic table for their use.

The next stage requires permits from the Department of Environment. This is where our meeting earlier with DNR Secretary Belton will pay off. He promised to engage with MDE to expedite the required permits.

Standby team! I think you will like the new trail system.
Ken
2018 Mystery Bike; EM Escape? Harley Road King? :shrug:
2014 Yamaha FZ-09 Adventure
2011 KTM 450 Xc-W Six Days (plated)
1972 Honda CL350 Scrambler (project)
Die young as late as possible, remember who you were before the world told you how it should be. -- Barry Morris

User avatar
Wingfixer
aka FlatFixer
Reactions:
Posts: 2924
Joined: Tue Nov 18, 2008 4:20 pm

Re: Savage River Trail Progress

Post by Wingfixer » Mon Aug 03, 2015 8:55 am

Very nice work Ken! :thumbup: Would it be premature to start planning the 2017 DAMN reunion at Savage?
F*** work.
Ride motorcycles.

User avatar
Rut Row
DAMN Admin
Reactions:
Posts: 8406
Joined: Sat Mar 08, 2008 3:39 am

Re: Savage River Trail Progress

Post by Rut Row » Mon Aug 03, 2015 9:09 am

Wingfixer wrote:Very nice work Ken! :thumbup: Would it be premature to start planning the 2017 DAMN reunion at Savage?
nope and I was thinking the same thing!
Ken
2018 Mystery Bike; EM Escape? Harley Road King? :shrug:
2014 Yamaha FZ-09 Adventure
2011 KTM 450 Xc-W Six Days (plated)
1972 Honda CL350 Scrambler (project)
Die young as late as possible, remember who you were before the world told you how it should be. -- Barry Morris

User avatar
Bucho
DAMN Grand Poohba
Reactions:
Posts: 4140
Joined: Sat Mar 08, 2008 10:57 am

Re: Savage River Trail Progress

Post by Bucho » Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:01 am

Wow!
Suzuki DR650
Beta Xtrainer

User avatar
anotherguy
DAMN Wanabe
Reactions:
Posts: 439
Joined: Thu Sep 01, 2011 6:04 am

Re: Savage River Trail Progress

Post by anotherguy » Tue Aug 04, 2015 11:09 am

Noice. I live 20 minutes away. Any idea on the costs Ken?

User avatar
Rut Row
DAMN Admin
Reactions:
Posts: 8406
Joined: Sat Mar 08, 2008 3:39 am

Re: Savage River Trail Progress

Post by Rut Row » Tue Aug 04, 2015 11:26 am

anotherguy wrote:Noice. I live 20 minutes away. Any idea on the costs Ken?
not yet. We are still working that. Too early to tell for sure.
Ken
2018 Mystery Bike; EM Escape? Harley Road King? :shrug:
2014 Yamaha FZ-09 Adventure
2011 KTM 450 Xc-W Six Days (plated)
1972 Honda CL350 Scrambler (project)
Die young as late as possible, remember who you were before the world told you how it should be. -- Barry Morris

User avatar
juddspaintballs
DAMN Poohba
Reactions:
Posts: 971
Joined: Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:32 am

Re: Savage River Trail Progress

Post by juddspaintballs » Tue Aug 04, 2015 12:18 pm

Good deal
Jed Gregory
KTM 450 EXC

User avatar
Laoch
DAMN Grand Poohba
Reactions:
Posts: 1956
Joined: Sat Mar 08, 2008 11:51 am

Re: Savage River Trail Progress

Post by Laoch » Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:57 pm

:cheers:
Bruce
2016 Freeride/'03 KLX 400/'13 CB500X

User avatar
frogman1981
DAMN Wanabe
Reactions:
Posts: 214
Joined: Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:16 am

Re: Savage River Trail Progress

Post by frogman1981 » Tue Aug 04, 2015 6:14 pm

Thanks for fighting for us. I'll believe it when I see it though.

User avatar
anotherguy
DAMN Wanabe
Reactions:
Posts: 439
Joined: Thu Sep 01, 2011 6:04 am

Re: Savage River Trail Progress

Post by anotherguy » Tue Aug 04, 2015 7:49 pm

Yes absolutely. Advocacy is a thankless job.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest