A weekend full of off-road fun is just a few clicks away. From pricing and passes to camping and trail maps, here’s everything you need know to play your next trip to Gulches of Indian Mound, the best ORV park in South Carolina.



Before you can get in on the fun, you'll need a park pass. Here's everything you need to enjoy a day or weekend at Gulches of Indian Mound:

Weekend Pass


Includes one vehicle, one driver, and all passengers for that vehicle for all three days of any given weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) and primitive camping.

Passenger Pass


This pass includes entry into the park for one passenger 12 years or older in a vehicle with a Gulches Day Pass or Weekend Pass. (Passengers ages 11 & under are free).

Gulches Day Pass


This pass includes entry into the park for one driver and one vehicle for a single day during operating hours on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.


Before planning a visit to the park, take a moment to browse these common questions about Gulches:

Do you rent vehicles for wheeling at Gulches?

Currently we do not rent vehicles. In order to visit Gulches you need to bring your own vehicle. We do not know of anyone renting them out at this time.

What type of vehicles are allowed at Gulches?

We allow dirt bikes, 4 wheelers, side by sides, jeeps, 4 x 4 on & off-road vehicles, rock bouncers and rock buggies.

Do I need to wear a helmet when riding at Gulches?

All Minors (ages 17 and under) MUST wear DOT approved helmets for dirt bikes and four-wheelers. NO EXCEPTIONS. Adults ride at their own risk.

Do I need reservations to visit Gulches?

No, to visit the park during normal hours you do not need a reservation or to call ahead. The only reservations you need are for if you would like to reserve campsite or to rent the entire park out for a weekday event. The cost for weekday rental is $500 per day.

Are there specific trails for certain types of vehicles?

All vehicles are welcome on any of our 50+ trails and all vehicles share the same trails. Please yield to other vehicles as needed. Vehicles traveling uphill have the right of way throughout the park. See full trail map

What are your operating hours?

Our typical operating hours are:

  • Friday: 11am to 8pm
  • Saturday: 9am to 9pm
  • Sunday: 11am to 6pm

Hours will change slightly based on time of year, weather or other factors, so please check our website, Facebook page or call ahead to (864) 714-9099 before coming to the park.

Are you open during the week at all or only on weekends?

At this time we are only open on the weekends but the park can be rented Monday-Thursday for $500 for your exclusive use. The best way to know about our hours of operation — including occasional weekday dates — is to follow us on Facebook or Instagram.

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When are you closed? Do you close due to weather?

We are open year round. Occasionally weather will shut us down due to DOT regulations regarding mud on the highway. In the case of inclement weather, we will post our hours on Wednesday or Thursday on Facebook, Instagram, Google and our website.

What kind of camping do you offer?

We offer two types of camping — primitive camping on the 4x4 trails and 4 water/electric sites in the parking lot. (NO DUMP STATION ON PREMISES.)

Primitive camping is subject to availability and costs $50 per site. This includes full access to the park for the weekend (Friday-Sunday), one driver, one rig, up to three passengers for that rig and a primitive campsite. Electric/water hookup sites are an additional $25 per night.

How do I reserve the cabin?

We no longer have a cabin on-site, however there is an off-site cabin nearby, which is owned & operated by Bruce and Renee Chapman. 

The cost for the cabin is $130 per night, $240 for the weekend (Friday and Saturday night). Payment is cash or check only and reservations are mandatory. Please call (864) 684-9611 (Bruce’s cell) or (864) 861-2654 (Chapman home) fore more details or to reserve the cabin.

When are "Quiet Hours"?

Since we do have neighbors nearby to the park, out of respect for them we have “quiet hours” from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. each night.

I’d rather stay in a hotel. Where should I stay?

There are plenty of good nearby hotels in Greenwood or Simpsonville. We recommend exploring TripAdvisor as a great tool for finding places to stay and reviews.

Can I rent out the entire park?

Yes. We will rent the park for $500 per day Monday through Thursday for your private party or group outing. We have done park rental in the past for private photo shoots, product testing, vehicle testing, etc.

Please call us at (864) 714-9099 or contact us here for more details on park rental.



While Gulches is surely one of the most fun places to explore in Laurens County, our area is also filled with tons of history, great places to visit, great restaurants, and other things to do.

During the Revolutionary War, the area that would soon become Laurens County was the site of four significant battles, including Musgrove Mill on August 18, 1780. Today, the Musgrove Mill State Historic Site marks the location of this battle. The visitors center at the park documents the role South Carolina patriots played in winning American independence.

Learn more about everything our area has to offer by clicking below.

About Gulches

Gulches ORV Park is the only legal place in South Carolina for full-size 4x4s to play. Our trails range from easy and intermediate to difficult and "absolutely stupid". Tour guides can be supplied upon request and on-site camping is available.

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