Ranger at Big Springs Tower was very helpful.
This is a great family SUV outing. Rangers at the towers are usually glad to talk if they are not busy. Towers are manned from May through October. We found someone on duty in two out of three towers. At least one tower is always manned during the day. Unlicensed OHVs are not allowed on paved Highway 67. There are places to park and unload along Forest Road 461. From there you can head south on 282. It’s a long ride all the way to Dry Park, so you may want to turn around at the Big Springs Tower. There are many fun side roads to explore in the area.