The Jefferson State Four Wheel Drive Association are a group
of everyday people with a common bond based in recreational four wheeling.
Our membership includes family units and singles, males and females, military
and civilian, young and old, beginning and experienced drivers, mechanics and
klutzes. Our vehicles range from Flat-fender Jeeps to W.W.II Military to
Modern Full Size Pick-ups and SUV's, 1940's vintage to brand new.
We do not restrict membership based on race, religion, creed, national origin,
gender, marital status, or wheelbase. Those who display irresponsible or
immature behavior on road and off road, or hot-doggers, show a lack of respect
for the environment, or are not willing to work in support of our club goals are
NOT good candidates for membership.
We help one another to learn, to gain confidence and experience in the off road
setting. Drivers are not pressured to perform or exceed their capabilities or that
of their vehicle. Each driver is ultimately and personally responsible for all
decisions involving their vehicle and passengers.
Mechanical problems are a distinct possibility in the harsher environment of off
road. Should someone have a problem, we band together to create a solution
rather than leaving them behind to get back to civilization on their own.
We enjoy seeing the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest up close and
personal. Using a four-wheel drive vehicle allows us to get off the beaten path
and go places others just dream about. "Getting there is half the fun" applies
doubly to four wheeling. The comradery of the campfire, the personal
satisfaction of negotiating a difficult section of trail, the feeling of
accomplishment in returning something to the environment through our various
projects is something that cannot be adequately described; IT MUST BE
We always try to leave each place we visit cleaner than when we found it. We
practice Leave-no-Trace. We participate in various civic projects by assisting
local, state and federal agencies in cleaning up and repairing campgrounds,
local waterways and ocean beaches, and constructing and maintaining four-
wheel drive trails. We provide transportation to medical personnel during bad
weather, deliver food to shut-ins, and help other organizations accomplish their
civic-oriented goals. This is our way of giving something back to the
environment and of being a responsible citizen