In no way am I responsible for you visiting this area. If you choose to
visit this area it is by your own free will and at your own volition.
Off-Roading may be potentially dangerous and by providing this
information I am in no way taking responsibility for a person's
mis-actions, mechanical inability, injuries or any damage to
IF YOU GO HERE YOU WILL BE BUSTED!
What to expect:
The 242 Wheelin
spot is essentially the banks of the San Jacinto River. there
aren't a lot of side trails. It is pretty much all soft sand.
You will need to air down to even think about entering. The
vehicles that rule this area are trucks with 44" and larger
tires. They roll through the river with ease while others go
around. One word of caution the water is deep! (and much higher
in the winter time) Make sure you watch somebody else cross and
gage water depth before attempting any crossings. Know the
limits of your vehicle!
I've heard in the past that this area was closed down, but I
think it may be seasonal.
Here's the story from the first time I ever went to 242.
June 1st, 2002 - 242 at Night
Headed out for a night time romp with 'The Regulators'. These are a bunch of guys with full size
chevy's and probably not a one without 44" tires. They made our Jeep look like a little matchbox car. Anyway we had a pretty good time. I'd have to say that 242 has some pretty deep crossings and you're pretty brave if you cross through the river at some points. We did it in my bud's 84 CJ7 with a shackle lift and 33's. I'd have to say that there was at least 12" of water in the Jeep at some of the deep parts. I was pretty scared. You'd never believe how many vehicles and 4 wheelers were out there at the San Jacinto River at 2:00 AM.
| We met a lot of people and it was a pretty good time but I'd have to
recommend that you go during the day if you're gonna head out there for the first time. Also I wouldn't run over 15psi of pressure in your tires unless you like getting stuck.
AL and Bubba
The only picture that
came out of the trip. All the other pictures were just
tail lights. Dark = Bad Digital Pictures
Interstate 45, exit 242 and head east. You will go about 2 miles
and you will see a large bridge coming up. This is the San
Jacinto River. Right before you get on the bridge to go over
the river, there are two roads on either side. Note: If you are
coming from the opposite direction of I-45, you will not see the
roads until you've crossed the bridge. Either road will bring
you to the beach. You're there.
All of this information could change. I make no guarantee's on
this information's accuracy from month to month.
Trails and Good Luck!,