Louisiana home to future 5,000-acre off-road paradise

Publish Date: 
Aug 21, 2013

SPRINGHILL, La. – It sounds like Disneyland for mud boggers: a 5,000-acre off-road paradise with trails for every skill level, campsites and a bathhouse with hot showers for muddy riders to wash off before heading home.

Muddy Bottoms is under development by Madden Construction with plans to open next spring. The park will accommodate as many as 15,000 riders a day. There will be 175 full RV hookups with water, electricity and sewerage, plus four dump stations on the way out of the facility.

“There won’t be another facility like this in the area and probably not in the country when it’s all finished,” Muddy Bottoms general manager Jeff Drost told the Shreveport Times. “The Madden family stumbled across the land, purchased it and saw some big things for it. This will far and away exceed what is offered by other ATV parks in the region.”

The course will have multiple terrains and features including a huge mud bog. Amenities will include a welcome center, a general store, a pro shop, a garage manned by trained ATV mechanics, an amphitheater and a spray park and playground. There will also be a covered picnic pavilion and a fueling station.

“The amphitheater will really be fancy, and we want to have a music festival out here at least once a year,” Drost said. “We expect to have 40,000 to 60,000 people here for that. We’ll have the parking for it.”

And now to the important stuff: The park's facilities will include 28 showers, 14 men’s toilets and eight urinals, and 21 toilets for women. Most of the restroom facilities are at the bathhouse, but there will be others throughout the park, organizers noted.

The park’s website is also still under construction, but there are photos on the park’s Facebook page.

Park developers visited ATV parks around the country while planning this park, and are accepting ideas on the company’s Facebook page.

Posted by Holly Wagner