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Hollister Hills SVRA (Hollister, CA)
Hollister Hills SVRA (Hollister, California)

Hollister Hills SVRA (Hollister, California)

Hollister Hills SVRA (State Vehicular Recreation Area) has 24 miles of trails, including a man-made obstacle course that features a mud bog, which attracts big crowds on the weekends. Located in the mountains dividing the city of Hollister from the Salinas Valley, many of the routes at this off-road course are impassable when wet -- and always a challenge. 960 1280

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Moab, Utah

Moab, Utah

Moab in Southeastern Utah, is an iconic off-roading destination in the US. The terrain has been a battleground for off-roaders, mountain bikers, hikers and rafters -- so much so that some trails have been fully or partially closed to off-road vehicles. However, there’s plenty of space for 4x4 trucks and other modified off-road rigs. Guided trail tours and Jeep rentals are available in the area. State resident or non-resident Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) permits are required. 960 1280

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The Cliffs Insane Terrain Off-Road Park (Marseilles, Illinois)

The Cliffs Insane Terrain Off-Road Park (Marseilles, Illinois)

Looking for muddy fun? Head to Marseilles, IL, where off-road enthusiasts converge on The Cliffs Insane Terrain Off-Road Park. This heavily wooded park features large fields, creeks and 1 treacherous mud hole -- you’ll have to ask park personnel where it is. Just a few words of wisdom: Watch out for deep holes disguised as easy mud puddles. 960 1280

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Whipsaw Trail (South-Central British Columbia)

Whipsaw Trail (South-Central British Columbia)

Close to Coalmont, Princeton, in British Columbia, the Whipsaw Trail should be on your list to visit between July and August, when the rainfall is lowest. Winner of the BFGoodrich Outstanding Trails award, this trail is an active mining and logging road, so watch out for traffic! Some areas of the trail are challenging and may require a winch and tow strap if your 4x4 or rig gets stuck. 960 1280

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Redneck Yacht Club (Punta Gorda, Florida)

Redneck Yacht Club (Punta Gorda, Florida)

Welcome to the Redneck Yacht Club Mud Park in Punta Gorda, FL. This is the ultimate destination for mudding and off-roading enthusiasts. The 800-acre park has 3 mud holes, a mud track, drive-thru buggy/ATV wash, camping, food vendors and much more. The Redneck Yacht Club has 4 mud holes to choose from depending on your riding preferences, including Hog Waller and Gator Slough. 960 1280

  

Shiloh Ridge (Alto, Texas)

Shiloh Ridge (Alto, Texas)

It’s known as the first and original off-road park in Texas. Shiloh Ridge is home to the Texas Redneck Games, a 4-day event that includes mudding, camping, live entertainment, wet T-shirt contests and more! Located north of Alto, TX, this park -- open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week -- welcomes owners of ORV (off-road vehicles), ATVs and motorcycles. 960 1280

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Azusa Canyon (Azusa, California)

Azusa Canyon (Azusa, California)

This is the only state-owned-and-operated mud mecca in Southern California. Fed by the San Gabriel River, the bogs here are deep with silt from the surrounding San Gabriel Mountains, making it a perfect spot for mudding. In order to get in, your rig should be legal to drive on the street. 960 1280

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The Mounds ORV Area (Mt. Morris, Michigan)

The Mounds ORV Area (Mt. Morris, Michigan)

Located in Mt. Morris, MI (near Flint, MI), The Mounds is a large complex with soft, sandy soil and small- to medium-sized ponds scattered throughout the park. High horsepower isn’t recommended; rig with 33-inch mud tires and waterproofed electronics will suffice. 960 1280

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Truck Night at Yankee Lake (Brookfield, Ohio)

Truck Night at Yankee Lake (Brookfield, Ohio)

Prepare to go off-roading in some of the most challenging bogs in the US. In Brookfield, OH, Truck Night at Yankee Lake attracts huge crowds who want to watch high-horsepower trucks compete in gritty mud pits with fun activities like the rock crawl, log climb, car crush and tug o' war. Truck Night is on Friday nights from May through September. We recommend off-roading fans check out the season opener event, Trucks Gone Wild. 960 1280

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Crown Fountain, Millenium Park, Chicago, Illinois
Crown Fountain, Chicago

Crown Fountain, Chicago

Designed by Jaume Plensa, the Crown Fountain in Chicago's Millennium Park consists of two 50-foot glass brick towers facing each other across a black granite plaza. LED screens project the faces of smiling Chicago residents who take turns spurting water into the 1/8th-inch deep reflecting pool. 960 1280

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Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park, Missouri

Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park, Missouri

Play in the shallows of the East Fork of the Black River or shoot through "Mother Nature's hydraulics" in the natural swimming holes at Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park in Middle Brook, Mo. 960 1280

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Ohiopyle State Park, Pa.

Ohiopyle State Park, Pa.

Cool off on the natural waterslides, courtesy of Mother Nature, the Youghiogheny River Gorge and thousands of years of erosion. 960 1280

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Central Park, NY

Central Park, NY

Who says you can't keep cool in the city? Park yourself alongside the Bethesda Fountain in Central park or take to the Lake in a rented rowboat from Loeb’s boathouse. 960 1280

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Robert H. Treman State Park, NY

Robert H. Treman State Park, NY

Take a dip in the stream-fed pool beneath the 115-foot Lucifer Falls, at Robert H. Treman State Park in the Finger Lakes. 960 1280

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Noah's Ark Water Park, Wis.

Noah's Ark Water Park, Wis.

Families visiting Noah's Ark, America's largest water park, have more than 51 exhilirating slides and two giant wave pools from which to choose. 960 1280

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Blue Hole Regional Park, Texas

Blue Hole Regional Park, Texas

Picture yourself plunging into Blue Hole from a rope swing... This good ol' fashioned Texas swimming hole became a 126-acre regional park in 2005. 960 1280

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Delaware River, NJ

Delaware River, NJ

Flowing for 330 miles from New York through Pensylvannia, families typically float down the Delaware River from Frenchtown, NJ, where they rent tubes, canoes, kayaks or rafts. 960 1280

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Schlitterbahn Water Park, Texas

Schlitterbahn Water Park, Texas

Opened in the heart of Texas Hill Country in 1966, Schlitterbahn now has bragging rights to the world's tallest water slide, Verrückt. However, it hasn’t sacrificed its family-first atmosphere, such as allowing visitors to bring their own picnics into the park. 960 1280

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Lareau Swimming Hole, Vt.

Lareau Swimming Hole, Vt.

Cool, green water from the Mad River flows into deep ponds and gentle rapids at Lareau Swim Hole. With multiple depths, it's a popular spot for all ages, easily accessible from Waitsfield, Vt. 960 1280

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Wet 'n Wild Water Park, Orlando, Fla.

Wet 'n Wild Water Park, Orlando, Fla.

Minutes from Universal Orlando, Wet 'n Wild has the requisite lazy river and wave pool expected of any water park worth its salt. New thrill rides, like the Aqua Drag Racer where visitors can go head-to-head in four lanes of high-speed slides, attract thrill-seeking crowds. 960 1280

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Waterfalls, Hawaii

Waterfalls, Hawaii

From Maui to Kauai to O'ahu, Hawaii boasts plenty of hiking trails to explore. Once you reach the end of the trail, take a dip in one of the cool, refreshing swimming holes before heading back down the mountain. 960 1280

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Brownstone Park, Conn.

Brownstone Park, Conn.

This adventure center in Portland, Conn., provides an adrenaline-pumping plunge into the water from a zip line. Spend the rest of the day rock climbing, cliff jumping, swimming, kayaking and more. 960 1280

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