Located in the Kiamichi Mountains, the town of Clayton is home to some of the best rock crawling and Jeep trails in the
region. Trails were originally developed near Clayton nearly a decade ago on public lands. When that land was sold
back in 2002, access was lost. Clayton is only three hours north from the million people living in the Dallas metropolitan
area, so it did not take long before dedicated Jeepers from the Dallas / Fort Worth area started looking for alternatives to
the land that had been sold. Weldon Frieling opened an off-road park north of town that offers moderate wheeling over a
variety of terrain.
Mike Green later secured a deal with a local land owner to develop an area catering to the hardcore crowd, accurately
enough dubbed Green Acres. This area is home to some of the hardest trails around, and new trails are being
developed all the time. Since this is private property, any club or individual who wants to develop a new trail merely has
to provide the sweat-equity and they not only get a new trail, they get naming rights as well!
The Green Acres 4x4 trail system can be difficult to navigate and is not always clearly marked. First timers to the area
should go with an experienced group with knowledge of the area. Clayton is not the place you want to take a new stock
rig. Expect some trail damage and breaks are common. If you're up to the challenge, you will be hard pressed to find a
better wheeling location than Clayton, Oklahoma.