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Riding fun at the Stony Lonesome Off-Highway Vehicle Park

The Stony Lonesome Off-Highway Vehicle Park in Cullman County in North Central Alabama is a 1,456-acre park that offers tons of fun for motorcycle and ATV riders, bicyclists, horse riders and others.

The trails are single-use, one-way-only trails. The only exception is the service road that connects all the areas, which is two-way traffic for all types of users.

The terrain varies from low areas that are a little more open and can get muddy in spots to heavily wooded, hilly areas with a few small rocky areas thrown in to make it interesting. Work your way up to the top of the mountain and take in the views of the surrounding county.

The park, owned by Cullman County, is open year-round. Admission is $15 for those 13 and older, and $5 for those 6-12. It’s free for kids 5 and younger. Waivers must be signed to enter the park and can be obtained online and then mailed in.

The park hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday and Monday and 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The park is closed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The park also may close because of bad weather so call before you haul.

Stony Lonesome is on I-65 between Birmingham and Huntsville. From I-65 take exit 299, the Dodge City exit, and follow SR 69 southwest about 7 miles to the park.

For more info, go to www.stonylonesomeohv.us.