About the Event

The Lone Star Toyota Jamboree is one of the largest gatherings of Toyota off-road enthusiast and vendors held in the Texas area. Vehicles range from Land Cruisers of all types, Tacomas, FJ Cruisers, 4Runners and Tundras as well as a variety of other Toyota off-road vehicles. This non-profit, Toyota Land Cruisers Association (TLCA) sanctioned event is organized by the Toyota Trail Riders for the purpose of raising funds for and held at Barnwell Mountain Recreation Area (BMRA) in Gilmer, Texas

The Lone Star Toyota Jamboree will be held May 2rd - 5th 2019.

Toyota Takeover

The Park is ours! We wanted to give Toyotas enough room to play, so the entire park is closed to the public for this event. Come mingle with like-minded Toyota and Off-Road Lovers.

Family Friendly

Bring the entire family! Well Behaved dogs are welcome and as always, Kids under 12 get in for Free! We even have special kid events, raffle and bounce house.

Trails for Everyone

With 1850 acres of pure trail delight ranging from the crazy extreme to the beginner mild, there is a trail and fun adventure awaiting all.

Support BMRA

Part of the proceeds of this event go to support BMRA and TMTC, the leading "grass roots authority" for establishing and managing off-road parks for motorized usage.

Vendor Meet-n-Greet

Several off-road businesses and vendors will be on hand during the Friday Meet-n-Greet and Dinner. Meet the brains behind your gear while conversating over dinner under the pavilion.

Great Value

Your drivers registration includes 4 days of wheeling, 3 nights of camping, event fee, 2 meals, event t-shirt, ticket for the drivers raffle, access to general raffle, event guide, decal and more.

Drivers Pre-Registration

  • Includes Event Fee
  • Includes 4 Day Park Fees and trail access
  • Access to Campsites
  • Drivers Raffle Ticket
  • Friday Night Dinner
  • Saturday Night Dinner
  • Event Guide
  • Event Decal
  • Event T-Shirt

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Spectator Walkup Registration

  • Access to Campsites
  • Friday Night Dinner*
  • Saturday Night Dinner*
  • * Subject to Availability.

Important Information
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Drivers Walkup Registration

  • Includes Event Fee
  • Includes 4 Day Park Fees
  • Access to Campsites
  • Drivers Raffle Ticket
  • Friday Night Dinner*
  • Saturday Night Dinner*
  • Event Guide*
  • Event Decal*
  • Event T-Shirt*
  • * Subject to Availability.

Important Information
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Our Mission

Our mission is first and foremost to bring together some like-minded, down-to-earth, and Toyota Loving people with the outdoors for some good ol' Texas family-oriented fun. Our secondary mission is to support the Texas Motorized Trails Coalition (TMTC) and its continued efforts to promotes family-oriented motorized recreation in Texas. TMTC, in partnership with business, government, environmental organizations, and other motorized sport organizations, is recognized as the leader in expanding responsible land use for off highway vehicles, ensuring availability and access for future generations. We Support TMTC in several ways. One, proceeds of every registration, raffle ticket sale, and merchandise goes directly to TMTC. We hand a check over that sunday!. This helps TMTC continue with its day-to-day operations as well as efforts for its continued growth. Two, we provide awareness and promotion to TMTC and its mission and values. In addition, we support various projects throughout the year at BMRA, including but not limited to, campsite improvements, trail maintenance and various donations.

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The Park

Barnwell Mountain Recreation Area (BMRA), TMTCs 1st Property, was officially opened in July 2000 and has become one of the premiere off-highway parks in the United States. BMRA is one of the largest projects principally using the Recreational Trails Program Grant Process.

Some of BMRAs amenities include Full Shower and Bathroom facilities, port-a-potties throughout the property, a well marked trail system utilizing unobtrusive trail signage. These signs are now being used at many off-road facilities including the Superlift ORV Park in Hot Springs, AR.

This beautiful 1800 acre park located 5 miles north of Gilmer TX on highway 155 is a shining example of what TMTC and its members and volunteers can accomplish. TMTC and BMRA have been recognized by such organizations as Texas Parks & Wildlife, The Blue Ribbon Coalition, Tread Lightly!, National Off Highway Vehicle Conservation Council, The ATV Safety Institute (ASI), American Motorcyclist Association, United Four Wheel Drive Association, Southwest Four Wheel Drive Association, as well as many regional and state organizations.

BMRA is located 5 miles from Gilmer, TX. From Gilmer, turn east on hwy 155N. After about 5 miles as you start to climb a hill look for the Barnwell Mountain Recreation Area sign to the right.

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Barnwell Mountain Recreation Area
6284 N. SH 155
Gilmer, TX 75645
BMRA Office Coordinates:
32.8007, -94.8759

Lodging & Camping

On-Site RV & Campsites

Both R/V hookups and primitive camping is available throughout the event. Campsites are included with driver registrations while R/V spots are available for $15 for the event. Most Campsites have portajohns. There is a shower facilitiy.

Family Campsites

We have a specific campsites set aside with quiet times for those who have kids or enjoy peace in quiet from the party atmosphere that tends to happen at other campsites.


Gilmer Inn
1018 US Highway 271
Gilmer, Texas
(903) 843-3033
8 mi - about 10 mins from the park
Executive Inn & Suites
920 US Highway 271 S
Gilmer, Texas
(903) 843-6099
8 mi - about 10 mins from the park
Executive Inn Pittsburg
949 North Greer Boulevard
Pittsburg, Texas
(903) 855-7900
about 25 mins from the park
Budget Inn
508 South Greer Boulevard
Pittsburg, Texas
(903) 856-3677
about 25 mins from the park

The Trails

BMRA 1,850 acre park has a variety of trails difficulties from mild to extreme and are well marked using trail signage utilizing a diamond ranking system

Technical Recommendations: 4-wheel drive only needed occasionally. Relaxing ride with few tough spots.
Description: Any 4-wheel drive Sport Utility or Pickup with a low range and reasonable ground clearance can do these trails. Obstacles may include some deep sand, shallow water crossings, small to medium rocks, mud, and semi-steep hills and descents.

Technical Recommendations: 4-wheel drive needed a lot. Stock vehicles and tires OK.
Description: An SUV or 4-wheel drive with larger (than) stock tires, possibly a limited slip, and a transfer case ratio of 2.5 or above fares better here. Some SUV’s will be seriously challenged. 50/50 locked transfer case recommended.

Technical Recommendations: Large, aggressive tires needed. Rear locker recommended.
Description: Rigs with solid front axles, limited slips, sway bar disconnects, and aggressive tires recommended. Driving skill & intuition really starts to matter a great deal at this level.

Technical Recommendations: Rear locker needed. Front locker / limited slip recommended. Winch recommended. High challenge!
Description: Aggressive tires of at least 31” needed (33 or larger recommended), a rear locker, winch recommended. Your experience should include: steep hill-climbing, traversing

Technical Recommendations: Front and rear lockers, winch and driving experience needed / recommended.
Description: Nobody should be on these trails without 33”+ tires, locker front and rear, a winch, lots of experience, and a total disregard for the mechanical or cosmetic condition of their vehicle.

Who's Pre-Registered for the 14th Annual Lone Star Toyota Jamboree?

Total Pre-Registered Attendees

FJ Cruisers
Land Cruisers

Our 2019 Sponsors

Our success depends on the support of our Sponsors and is nothing without them. We're are proud to work with these companies for 10th Annual Lone Star Toyota Jamboree. Make a point to visit their websites and shop with the companies that support the Lone Star Toyota Jamboree.

Interested in becoming a Sponsor?

Common Questions

Attending the Event

Is Pre-Registration Required to Attend the Event?

No Pre-Registration is not required. Pre-Registering saves you money and ensures event items such as stickers, t-shirts, etc. These items are given to walk-ups on a first come first serer basis.

What is the Cancellation Policy?

We can accept Cancellations up till March 31 with a 20% cancellations Fee. Due to cost already occured we cannot accept any cancellations after March 31st.
If you need to cancel, email registration@lonestartoyotajamboree.com.

What if it rains? Is the Event Cancelled or postponed?

The event is RAIN OR SHINE and will not be cancelled due to pending or active bad weather conditions. We have had a fair share of wet weather and the fun continued without hesitation and have become some of our rememberable Jamborees.

Is Alcohol allowed in the park & event?

Yes, However, No glass containers allowed within the park

I do not have a Toyota, but want to wheel at BMRA that weekend, May I?

BMRA will be a closed event, with the exception of tow vehicles attending sponsors and vendors, only Toyota's are allowed during the event.

I am new to offroading, is there beginner trails?

Absolutely! BMRA offers plenty of trails for beginners. Lone Star Toyota Jamboree will also be hosting Wheeling 101 and Introduction to Barnwell Mountain sessions which are informal, introductory courses for anyone wishing to learn trail basics including trail etiquette, obstacle clearing techniques, vehicle recovery, high lift operation and familiarization with Barnwell Mountain trails.

I have a stock 4x4 vehicle can I attend?

Absolutely! BMRA offers plenty of trails for stock vehicles with a bare minimum of 4x4.

I have a 4x2 off-road capable vehicle, can I attend?

Unfortunately, the trails are very 4x2 un-friendly and they are not recommended on the trails at BMRA. Also, out of fairness to others and to keep the guided runs running smoothly, they will be prohibited from any guided runs.

Why do trails close at 10pm?

Due to complaints of a few loud disrespectful off-roaders late into the night, by park neighbors who threaten the future of the park a 10PM curfew on trail riding was put in place. There are no exceptions, no one is to be on the trails after 10PM. Anyone is found breaking this rule will be deemed putting the park in jeopardy and asked to leave.

Are Dogs Allowed?

Yes. It is recommended they be kept on leashes at all times. Dogs that are not dog-friendly or kid-friendly should be kept at home.

Is Food Provided or Available?

Registration includes two meals, Friday night and Saturday night dinnner. Other meals you will need to bring or can go town (Gilmer, ~10 mins away) to grab.

Area and Park Facilities

Are Camping fees included in registration?

Yes, Camping fees are included in the registration code. RV spots require an additional fee.

Are Cabins and Bunkhoues available at BMRA during the Lone Star Toyota Jamboree?

The Cabins are used for Office and Registration purposes for the event, while the Bunkhouses are provided first to our traveling sponsors and special guests. If by chance any remain free at event time, we will broadcast their availability.

Are RV hookups available?

BMRA does have limited R/V hookups and electricity that will be provided for an additional fee of $15 for the event. The fee helps us offset the cost BMRA charges us for all of them, used or not. Once reserved, picking the actual spot is first come, first serve.

Are camp fires permitted?

If no fire bans are in effect, use of camp fires and fire pits is permitted. We ask you to be vigilant and don't leave fires unattended.

Can you reserve campsites?

Camp areas are first come first serve. Camping access to the TTR (Event Host) campsite is limited to only TTR members. In addition, certain areas of campsites might be reserved for the use of hospitality tents for use for whole camp.

Does BMRA have showers available?

BMRA does provide showers at the park office.

Does BMRA have onsite Air?

Yes, BMRA does provide a air Compressor for airing up tires.