The roar of engines breaks the stillness of the Old Lead Belt at St. Joe State Park, one of two off-road vehicle parks in the state park system. The many trails set aside for off-road vehicle use make the park the premiere off-road vehicle area. The park also features four lakes, two swimming beaches, equestrian trails, hiking and bicycling trails, a water trail, and picnic sites, as well as two campgrounds capable of accommodating campers with ORV or horse trailers.
The ORV area can also be accessed from the Donnelly-LaMear Trailhead, conveniently located right off Highway 67 at the Fairgrounds Drive exit. It is open Thursday through Sunday 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. November through March. The area has ample parking and restrooms. Online permits are required to use this entrance into the ORV area, but there is also access to the paved bicycle trail. For more information on the Donnellly-LaMear Trailhead, visit the Park Hills website.