Big Meat Run 2020
June 19 - June 21
A Date HAS BEEN SET!
The 20th anniversary of the Big Meat Run will take place on June 19th through 21st in beautiful Disney, Oklahoma! Make your plans now!
This is the CAN’T-MISS EVENT of the rock crawling calendar every year in Disney.
Thousands of rock crawlers, jeepers, 4×4 enthusiasts, and folks that just want to see what’s up will be descending on Disney businesses and South Grand Lake for a weekend of crawling and fun.
You also MUST get your accommodations handled early… there literally is not room to be had for miles around during BMR – and with this year’s change to June and all of the additional people that will be in the area for their normal Grand Lake summer fun… well, fahget aboutit.
If you are interested in being a vendor, please contact Disney City Hall for that at (918) 435-8242.
A Huge thanks to John and Edie Sumner for all of the time they put in to make this happen each year!
Also please note, we will do our best to keep you informed with the details, but the best way to stay informed about all the happenings associated with the Big Meat Run is to follow their Event page on Facebook – you can do that HERE.
Update From GRDA Ahead of 2020 Big Meat Run
The popular off-road event is expected to draw thousands of rock crawling and off-road enthusiasts as one of the nation’s largest off-road experiences.
Whether you love to crawl the massive rock formations, challenge the hills and trails, or just watch the action, there will be much for everyone to enjoy at this year’s event.
For those that will attend the 2020 BMR, there are a few things to remember.
First is the change in the terrain. As a result of billions of gallons of water released from the spillways at the Pensacola Dam in the past year, you will find that much of the topography in the off-road area you may be used to has changed.
For instance, the east side of the Grand River channel that in the past has been used by vehicles to access some of the popular trails in the area is now underwater since the east side of the channel has been washed downstream. Many may find it difficult to drive even off-road vehicles in that area due to deep pools of water in the area.
Another change this year is the addition of our family of Bald Eagles that have built an active nest on the east side of the channel where many of the popular off-road trails are located.
Because of the new eagles’ nest, officials have closed an area of about 50 acres around the nest in order to protect the eagles and their young. That particular area has been closed with signs and barriers, and GRDA Police will be actively enforcing the No Trespassing regulation for that area during the BMR.
Those interested in observing the active eagles nest are encouraged to do so from the west side of the channel at Eagle Pass.
Visitors are reminded that there are other areas of the GRDA properties that are restricted, such as immediately below the dam & spillways. Areas that are covered by Rip-Rap are also considered restricted areas, as well as areas marked by signs and barricades. DO NOT ENTER or attempt to drive in these areas. Patrons shall not cross the zones which are barricaded and marked off, or they will be subject to trespass citations.
Officials also remind those attending the BMR that Beach Road will be posted as No Parking in order to ensure safe entry and exit for participants and emergency personnel during the event.
GRDA Police will be actively patrolling the off-road areas during the BMR and enforcing the laws regulating the use of the state property below Pensacola Dam.
Consuming distilled spirits in public is a violation of Oklahoma state law. Consumption of alcoholic beverages, beer and wine will not be tolerated while operating or riding in a vehicle, motorcycle or ATV. Anyone found operating a vehicle, motorcycle, or ATV while under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be arrested.
Helmets must be worn by all operators AND passengers who are under the age of eighteen (18) in any off-road vehicle, or vehicle being used for off-road activities, any motorcycles, and any ATV’s.
Children who are required by law to be in a properly installed and secured child seat based on age and size, and are in a vehicle with a ROPS, may be properly secured in the seat without a helmet.
We highly recommend that people visiting the Pensacola Dam off-road areas be familiar with the regulations pertaining to the use of the state properties and the areas that will be restricted for public access by reviewing the provided map of the area.
The off-road regulations and an area map are available free to the public at the GRDA Ecological and Education Center, located on the west side of the Pensacola Dam or you can see them below.