Rausch Creek Off Road Park
453 Molleystown Rd, Tremont, PA 17981
A number of EOTB members are planning a trip south of the border for a weekend of wheeling at the Raush Creek Off Road Park in Pennsylvania (not to be confused with Transylvania, we’re not expecting you to ship your Jeep to Romania). It’s a long weekend trip, but a great venue.
Rausch Creek Off Road Park is located in Pine Grove, Pennsylvania. That’s about 650km from Ottawa with an expected travel time between 7 and 10 hours.
Rausch Creek offers 3000 acres of trails, with trails for every skill modification level. You can look at the trail system map for more details.
On the trails you can expect to find:
- Frog Hole (well, it’s a mud hole, but you’ll see)
- Rocks, lots of em!
- Maintained trails (no need for a chainsaw)
- Pets (bring your dog!)
- No bugs
- No snakes
- You will be crossing the border, so you require a passport.
- Food and Beverages. The group usually stops at Walmart in Watertown for provisions around 9am, then drive from there.
- Standard gear: Winch, tow hooks, tow strap, tools and a spare tire (Norm has had 3 flat tires on 5 trips to RC).
- A full tank of gas is required in the trail vehicle on arrival at the park. One tank should be sufficient for the whole weekend of wheeling, but gas is available at the truck stop 20 minutes from the park.
- It is highly recommended that people travel in pairs.
It is strongly recommended that you have a way of pulling r towing your trail vehicle. This will ensure you can get it home if something breaks down.
There is free camping available. However, there are no amenities such as water, electricity or bathrooms (only outhouses). For those who require a little more pampering, motels are available at the nearest town (approximately 10 minutes away).
Other amenities, however, include a flex ramp, air and a group photo area. Nearby, there is also the Hershey Village (90 minutes drive) and a 6.4 acre Cabellas store (also about 90 minutes away).
While we are traveling to the park as a group, you are responsible for paying your own fees. For information about fees, visit the Rausch Creek Membership page.
We will arrive at the park office by 8am to purchase our daily passes. We will begin by exploring the area for those not familiar with the park and return to camp for lunch. We will return to the park for the afternoon and ride the trails until dinner.
In the evening, we will enjoy a communal bonfire where we will have an opportunity to relax, chat, laugh and maybe look over some of the local rigs and how they’re setup.
Once again, we will arrive at the park office by 8am to purchase our daily passes. We will then split off and do buddy runs. For those who want an easier day, they can do mild (green/blue) trails, and for those who want a challenge, they can hit the harder (purple/red) trails.
If you’re interested in attending, please contact Norm and Ben by completing the form below.