Good Evening Ranch Off Road Park - Canvas WV
Wheeling Destination Review by Andy Orlando for Midwest Jeepthing.
Tell Us a Bit About Good Evening Ranch Off Road Park as a Wheeling Destination
We visited this Park at the end of last month as a stop on The Great American Crawl . The park is located in Canvas WV ( about a 9 hr drive from the greater STL area ) Amenity wise, it’s easily set up the nicest of any place I’ve been.
Upon arrival you’ll go to check in at the top of the ranch. There are two large buildings, the first is a statehouse and pub ( the food is good and priced typical for a stakehouse) the bar at the entrance is really nice and drinks are cheap. This facility is only open during evening hours. Next to the pub is the main office and check in. On the other side of the office is a larger building with diner style food that is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
For accommodations there are numerous cabins and bunkhouses on site that are nice, primitve camping spots, and hookups for RVs / campers. Town is approximately a 15 minute drive and offers chain hotel options with ample parking for trailers and tow rigs.
I didn’t roam around much for food / restaurant suggestions but town offers usual amenities for supplies… a few parts stores, a Walmart super center, plenty of gas stations.
Back to the park….
There was a trailer vendor there with a great selection of tee shirts, hoodies, caps and merchandise.
This is a working ranch with several horses you’ll see while visiting.
The wheeling was absolutely fantastic with plenty to challenge even the best built buggies and enough to keep more mild builds entertained for the weekend. Lots of big rocks, loose rock gardens made interesting play areas with multiple lines to choose from. Creek bed areas and hills get more challenging with mud if there’s been much rain but nothing horrible ( mud is still the devil ) Key obstscles I’d suggest are upper & lower Rubicon, keyhole, cripple creek, and honey hole. A weekend trip would let you explore the whole park thoroughly.
The owners and entire staff were very friendly and absolutely great people.
If you have more time, you’re also right on top of the Hatfield & MCCoy trail sysyem which is public land open to wheeling.
Definitely a park I wouldn’t hesitate to revisit.
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We’d like to thank Andy Orlando for sharing his trip, information and photos. 🤘