Hey fellow WARDS. I took a quick ride out today. I found those sand trails that you saw off of River Road. I also found that a Ford Ranger with an orange light on top and SECURITY painted on the side cant keep up with a DR650 on tight sand trails.
I'll be avoiding there in future.
Sutton Lake, on the other hand, is just 10 minutes from downtown, and might be a great place to blow off a little steam after the next meeting at Hells Kitchen. The deep sand though is not for those who are faint of heart, or those who have 90/10 tires. There were a couple of ATV'ers out there, and a sheriffs deputy driving down to the boat ramp who paid me no mind.