1. How do I get in and out of the park?
The front gate will be open from 9 AM to 10:00 PM on Thursday. On Friday and Saturday it will be open from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM. After 10:00 PM the gate will lock. Attendees can exit as the gate will automatically open, but cannot re-enter until 8:00 AM.
2. Do I have to go on guided trail runs, or can I go out on my own?
You may go out on your own. However, it is highly recommended that you join an organized beginner's trail run if you are new to wheeling or the Barnwell Park. Off-roading in a single vehicle anywhere has its inherent dangers.
3. I prefer not to take my truck out on the trails. May I still attend the event?
Yes, you may.
4. Can I run trails at night?
Yes, but 10:00 PM is the cutoff. You need to be OFF THE TRAIL AT 10:00 PM. Absolutely, NO trail running after 10:00 PM or your name/info will be given to BMRA to take action against you for park rule violations.
5. Is the event family friendly?
Yes, the event is family-friendly with activities such as the Kid’s Movie Night on Friday evening and the RC Car Challenge on Saturday.
6. Are there any ladies-only trail runs?
Yes, the 5th Barbara Toy Tribute Run is a ladies-only trail run.
7. Where is the Saturday night dinner?
At the main pavilion.
8. Where can I purchase food during the event?
More info coming soon.
9. Where are the bathrooms?
Porta-potties are at the campsites. Toilets and showers are behind the main office and near the main pavilion.
10. How do I buy ice?
Ice will be sold at the front registration desk during registration hours. Correct change is appreciated. The price will be listed at the desk.
11. Where should I go to camp?
Camp Mabey is the main campsite. Follow the signs back to the camp - it’s about a 10-minute drive. Old Camp will be another established campsite where the Fun Zone will reside for the week. You are welcome to take advantage of any of the other designated campsites on the property. If you use them, please be respectful of the other clubs’ campsites and make sure to leave it cleaner than you found it.
12. Where can I stay if I prefer not to camp?
The city of Gilmer, TX has 2 hotels: The Executive Inn & Suites and The Gilmer Inn. Both of these hotels are approximately 15 minutes from park. You could also drive to Longview for a name brand hotel - approximately 30 minutes from park.
13. Who is in charge here? I would like to compliment them or I have a question.
Please see one of the club officials who will be available during the event.
14. What’s the deal with the raffle?
We have two raffles during the dinner on Saturday night – you must be present to win.
Grand Prize Raffle - every driver has an equal opportunity. There will be one ticket in your packet designated for that raffle - make sure you hang on to it.
All other prizes go into the General Raffle - you will receive 10 general raffle tickets in your packet.
15. Where can I buy raffle tickets?
You may purchase raffle tickets at the registration office. Also, look for various Texas Rovers members who will be selling raffle tickets at the main pavilion prior to the raffle on Saturday evening.
16. Do I need a CB or Ham radio?
Yes, it is highly recommended to have CB radio, a hand-held CB or Ham radio to communicate with spotters, trail leaders, and other drivers.
17. Where can I get firewood for campfires?
Firewood will be located at Camp Mabey and you may pick wood up to take to your campsite. Please remember to make sure all campfires are completely extinguished on Sunday before you leave. We will be doing general campsite inspections on Sunday morning to make sure all areas are cleaned up.
18. Are dogs allowed in the park?
Yes, well-behaved dogs will be allowed in the park. If you choose to bring a dog(s) to the event, the animal(s) MUST be leashed at ALL times and MUST be kept away from the pavilion during meal times. You know your pet best. If your dog does not do well around vehicles, children, adults, other dogs, etc., DO NOT bring it to the event! If for any reason we feel that your pet is disrupting or causing a threat to other attendees, you may be asked to leave the event without a refund. Please choose wisely. As always, it is your responsibility to pick up after your dogs.
19. Does my vehicle have to be approved before I can participate in trail runs?
Vehicles that plan on joining in on EVENT-ORGANIZED TRAIL RUNS will be subjected to a pre-trail checklist before they participate in the run. This is not a comprehensive safety list but a tool to help eliminate obvious potential risk factors. If your vehicle does not meet the requirements, you will be asked to address the issues before joining in on the event-organized trail runs. Please click HERE to view our Pre-Trail Checklist.
20. Can I bring my Jeep, Toyota, ATV, Dirt Bike, etc.?
SCARR is a Land Rover event, organized by a Land Rover Club and sponsored in part by Land Rover Vendors and Enthusiasts. Therefore, only attendees driving Land Rovers will be allowed to run the trails. Members may bring non-Land Rover vehicles for towing, camping and running back and forth on the property’s main access road. They will NOT be allowed to participate in the trail runs or group photos. ATVs or dirt bikes NOT permitted at SCARR. This is due to the fact that our special event liability insurance covers SCARR as a Land Rover event and does not include ATVs, dirt bikes, or any other full-sized vehicles other than Land Rovers.
21. Do I need a Texas OHV sticker?
Yes, all OFF-ROAD vehicles must display a current Texas Parks and Wildlife OHV sticker while in the park. The sticker is required by state law and enforced by game wardens at all parks that accept state grants. As a courtesy to patrons, the BMRA office maintains a supply of stickers for $17 each. More information regarding the Texas Parks and Wildlife OHV Sticker Program is available at Texas Parks and Wildlife.
As always, ALCOHOL IS PROHIBITED WHILE DRIVING – THIS APPLIES TO BOTH DRIVERS AND PASSENGERS - NO EXCEPTIONS. This includes both on the trails and on the main access roads. This applies to night runs as well. Please be responsible adults and DO NOT drive under the influence. You will be asked to leave without a refund if you violate this policy.