2ND ANNUAL OVERLAND OBJECTIVE KICKOFF RALLY at Outdoors in the Smokies, 462 Middle Creek Rd., Cosby. This is our 2nd annual event to kick off our yearly schedule of overland style events. It will again be hosted at Veteran owned Outdoors in The Smokies. This venue has trails ranging from easy to hard with excellent amenities for camping while enjoying the beautiful views and scenery. This is a good event for drivers and rigs of all levels, so feel welcome no matter how new, or experienced, you are to camping and offroad driving. While we will be wheeling throughout the day, we will be camping at primitive style sites at night. Complete details about the event we will posted in the comments section along with being displayed within the registration link.

Driver registration: https://overlandobjective.com/shop/2020-kickoff-event-registration/

Passenger registration: https://overlandobjective.com/shop/2020-kickoff-event-passenger-registration/

Camping registration: https://overlandobjective.com/shop/2020-kickoff-event-camping-pass/

For more details see below.

About the Venue(s)


Driver/rig $40 - This is for the whole weekend! *This is early registration rate.

Passengers $15/each - This is for the whole weekend! Children under 5 are free.

Camping $20/night/rig - Each rig/setup on a per night basis.

Late registration and cancellations:

Early registration and ½ refunds will be given through 3/13/2020. After this date, driver/rig rates increase to $50 and no refunds will be given. All other rates remain the same.

Meals: We will provide a chili supper (Saturday night), hot chocolate, and marshmallow roasting sticks. You are responsible for bringing all other food/hydration items for the weekend. A lunch break will be taken on Saturday and Sunday at a convenient location around noon.

Outdoors in the Smokies

Location: Outdoors in the Smokies

462 Middle Creek Road

Cosby, TN 37722

Veteran owned


Air compressor on site

Pavilion area w/ picnic tables

Common bonfire/R&R area with free firewood

Dispersed fire rings at camping areas - wood $5/crate

Port-a-john (always clean, hand sanitizer provided)

Cell service

Camping: Several areas range in size to accommodate from single tent - 5 to 6 tents at a time. Roof top tents, ground tents, and hammocks are acceptable forms of camp shelter. Camping is not required - if you would prefer to stay at a nearby hotel you are responsible for your own sleeping arrangements.

Vehicles: No trailered in vehicles (due to space). No side by sides. ATVs, UTVs, etc. 4WD or capable AWD vehicles only. Full size trucks will have a difficult time navigating the tight turns within the narrow mountainous trails.

Recovery: If you have recovery gear you are encouraged to bring it. If you do not have any, that is OK, we will have some on hand to assist with any recoveries that are needed.

Firewood: Firewood at campsites must be purchased by the crate ($5/crate). It cannot be carried from the recreation supply area to your campsite.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Kids: This is a child friendly event.

Quiet hours: 10pm - 7 am.

Alcohol: Alcohol is allowed at the venue. However, it is only allowed outside of driving hours. If you are found to be drinking and driving, you will be asked to leave.

Stewardship: Leave everything as you have found it, or better. Do not litter. Be respectful of others. Remember - this is someone’s home.

Max Patch

Location: Hot Springs, Tennessee - Cherokee National Forest.

Getting to Max Patch: A variety of road types will be traversed in getting to this location. The main artery to this location will be washboard, hard packed gravel. Though it may be ideal, airing up/down will not be required.

Hike: Once at max patch, there is a 1.4 mile round-trip hike that leads to the top of the bald to display some spectacular 360 degree views. This trail is suitable for children.


  • Occurred Friday, March 27th, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
  • Occurs Saturday, March 28th, 2020 — all day
  • Occurs Sunday, March 29th, 2020 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm