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Drone Policy

 

Out of safety concerns for our guests, vendors, sponsors and staff, as well as concern for individual privacy, Mud National Events and Mud Creek Off Road Park prohibits the operation or use of unmanned aerial systems, or drones, by the general public - including recreational users, hobbyists and all others - without the prior written consent from Mud National Events, LLC.

 

This prohibition includes drones used for filming or videotaping, as well as any drone use by media or journalists operating above or within the Mud Creek Off Road Park boundaries.

 

This prohibition on drone operations or use extends to any drones launched or operated from Mud Creek property, as well as drones launched from private property outside of the Mud Creek boundaries.

 

Any authorized operation of aerial drones may be governed by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules and regulations, local law enforcement, and/or the Cherokee County rules, as well as those policies separately established by Mud National Events LLC, which may include  certification, training, insurance coverage, indemnification requirements and waivers or releases of liability.

 

Any violation of this policy may involve the revocation of your admission pass, as well as confiscation of any drone equipment, and may be subject to any damages, including, but not limited to, damages for violation of privacy and/or physical or personal injuries or property damage, as well as regulatory fines and legal fees.

 

To seek prior authorization to operate any aerial drones, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to begin the authorization process.

 

Effective: March 1, 2016

 

Unapproved Vendors


As you know, attending Mud Nationals, with an audience of thousands and many media representatives, is a big deal for those in the business of selling ATV accessories. This event is a big deal for us also. We work preparing for this event for almost one year in advance.

 

We welcome anyone who wants to come and ride and have never restricted any attendance. In past years we began to have guests who said they were just coming to ride and then proceeded to come and bring large trailers that were essentially a rolling billboard. Some even went down to the camping area and set up what amounted to a booth to promote their products. This is not a good situation for several reasons, the primary one being that there are many vendors paying for display space and it is unfair to them for these people to draw guests into the park rather than to the vendor areas. As always, everyone is invited to come out and ride and have a great time. If competitors and other vendors wish to come and bring their ATVs and ride, they are also welcome. However, if they want to come and set up to promote or sell their products they aren’t unless they have an approved booth. We would respect whatever rules other rides establish and we only ask for the same.

 

For these reasons, we reserve the right to refuse admission at the gate to representatives of any business, competitor or not, where the pursuit of which is obvious from vehicles or trailers. In the event that one gets in unnoticed and is found later to be objectionable in our discretion or is found performing business operations without being an authorized vendor, they will be asked to leave without refund.

 

If you or someone you know is coming, with the intention to sell product, and does not already have a booth space, we will be glad to discuss your situation in advance. We do not want to waste anyone’s time or travel expense, but are very serious about this.

  

 

Flashing/Strobe Lights and Light bars

Strobe lights, or other lights that look like law enforcement or emergency lights, are not permitted at Mud Nationals events by non-emergency personnel.  If your ATV/UTV is equipped with these types of lights, they do not need to be disabled or removed, they simply must remain off during your stay at Mud Nationals.  Violators will be asked to disable these lights by removing bulbs, disconnecting wires or leaving the premises.

 

The use of light bars on motor vehicles is not permitted within the Park, in any area.

 

In an effort to reduce accidents caused by drivers being temporarily blinded, the use of light bars on RUVs is permitted on trails ONLY.  They are not permitted in camping areas or on main roads throughout the Park.  If you use light bars on the trails, please exercise courtesy when approaching other riders.

 

Thanks for your understanding and support.

 

 

Scott Smith 
Team High Lifter

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