I heard Mud Nationals was canceled. Is that true?
Every year this same rumor is started and every year we make the same announcement. Mud Nationals has not been canceled nor will it be canceled. It takes place every year rain or shine! In the event that we have an unforeseen situation such as weather, etc. that we feel in the best interest of all attendees we need to cancel the event, High Lifter and Mud Creek Off Road Park will post it on their websites and their social media accounts. You will not need to hear it or read it from any other source. If you do, please check the High Lifter and/or the Mud Nationals site. You may also call the park hosting the Mud Nationals that you are inquiring about. Texas - Mud Creek Off-Road Park, Arkansas - Mulberry Mountain Lodging and Events or Minnesota - Quadna Mountain Park.
Where do I register for the event?
Registrations for competitive events at Mud Nationals takes place at the Information Tent. Information and Event/Competition Registrations are available in the Information Tent located beside the High Lifter Retail Store in the vendor area.
What type of clothes do I need?
Mud Nationals weather is notorious for being extremely varied and at any time it can be extremely dusty, windy, rainy, hot, or muddy. Of course you always want to wear something comfortable, because a Mud Nationals day sure seems to last longer than normal one, as well as clothing and shoes that you don’t mind getting stained or dirty! Not to mention a few extra options just for a change out if your clothes are wet and/or uncomfortable.
Here’s a brief list of what High Lifter employees have learned to come prepared with:
Legs: Comfy jeans or shorts, waders, thermals
Feet: Heavy duty but comfortable boots (rain boots, waders, high-top hiking, work boots, or steel toed)
Torso: short and long sleeve shirts, a light but sturdy and warm wind breaker, rain poncho, thermals
Hands: Gloves (cold weather and/or riding)
Head: baseball or watch caps -- not to mention your helmet
Forgot something? A lot of these items will be offered in the High Lifter Retail Store.
What kind of vendors/retailers will be there?
We have a complete list of vendors that will be at each of our Mud National Events listed in the Vendor Area of the Event Page. Keep in mind, there are thousands of attendees and vendor supplies are limited. Don't waist to the last minute to get that cool shirt you saw or grab that backup belt or axle while you can. Vendors are limited to what they can haul out to the event. Supplies sell out fast!
Is there a place for my RV, camper, or tent?
RV spots with hookups are typically sold out each year extremely fast so be sure to contact the host park to find out when the best time will be to jump on a spot for the next year! Don’t be disappointed if you don’t get a spot with hookups, there are tons of acres of camping area available for self-contained campers, RVs, and tents – no reservation required, just come in and find a good spot to setup camp.
Please note: If you get to the park early to rope off any area for your friends, only rope off what is necessary. Excessive areas may be removed if too large.
Are there showers/toilets?
Each Mud National Event provides toilets that are kept as clean as possible throughout the event. Each venue has separate shower facilities. Texas - Mud Creek Off Road and has stationary shower facilities. Arkansas - Mulberry Mountain Lodging and Events has stationary shower facilities in several locations in the park. Minnesota - Quadna Mountain Park has shower facilities, but due to the limited amount of facilities, an additional shower band can be purchased to use the onsite showers.
Are there phones available or cell service in the area?
Anybody coming to the park needs to keep cell phones on, however please tell friends and family that they won’t always work due to the number of people that attend and therefore limited cell tower access. Please be mindful and considerate of this fact when using your phone at Mud Nationals and try to reduce cell phone usage if possible during this time. Due to the possibility of this ‘congestion’ we suggest you schedule a time with friends/family to check in as there is no way to locate anyone in the park if a family emergency happens and someone requests that we find you.
Will my property be safe during Mud Nationals?
Security and police officers will be on patrol in the campgrounds, parking areas, trails and vendor areas observing for any violation of park or High Lifter attendance rules and policies or other reckless, dangerous, or unlawful behavior. While attending Mud Nationals you are subject to all state laws. Don’t drink and drive, don’t litter, wear your seatbelt while driving outside the park, etc. Make sure all items in your camping area are secured, take keys out of vehicles when parked. Please make sure you lock up valuables so they are not in plain site. We ask that you respect others’ property and always be responsible when operating a vehicle in the park.
Is alcohol allowed?
Attendance at Mud Nationals has grown to the point that traffic is frequently congested, and there is a growing concern for safety by High Lifter, sponsors, and participants. As an effort to improve safety there will be NO DRINKING OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES WHILE RIDING ATVS, RUVs, MOTORCYCLES , or other motorized vehicles, on any property belonging to the host park during the High Lifter ATV Mud Nationals. No open container containing an alcoholic beverage will be allowed in possession of a person operating or as a passenger of a motor vehicle.
This policy does not prohibit consumption of alcoholic beverages in campsites or when not riding. It also does not require inspection of ice chests. It is simply an effort to improve safety and decrease the potential for accidents.
Is it true that there are so many people at Mud Nationals that there’s nowhere to ride or riding is extremely slow and congested?
No, this is absolutely NOT true. There are over four thousand acres to ride on but the main traffic areas do stay very busy and full of riders so don’t be afraid to get off the ‘beaten path’ and fully explore the wooded and much less traveled areas of the park! Traffic on the High Line can be particularly congested with lines stretching down it’s length since it’s a fairly narrow route, therefore please consider this possibility and act accordingly.
Due to this possibility do not park and block traffic along any such main route in the park, traffic flow will be enforced at all times if possible and if you are asked to move and don’t comply you CAN be ejected from the park without refund of any entry fees so don’t take the risk.
Can I ride to the vendor areas?
Yes you can ride to the vendor areas however riding through them is not allowed. Please park your transportation just outside the boundaries of the vendor area and enjoy strolling through on foot instead. This is enforced for everyone’s safety and to allow full uninhibited access to all vendors equally.
Will High Lifter’s Retail store still be open in Shreveport?
Our location in Shreveport will remain open the entire week during any Mud Nationals Event. You can also order the week prior to the event and our Retail Staff can have your parts ready when you stop by the Retail Tent during the event.