There are thousands of miles of roads and trails on public lands that are appropriate and accessible for Off Highway Vehicles (OHV's) use. OHV's are a fun and exciting way to experience America's natural treasures.
Backcountry roads and trails provide a wide range of recreational opportunities for responsible Off Highway Vehicle users on public lands. These opportunities range from vehicle touring to vehicle access for hiking, hunting, fishing, and other public land uses, as well as unconfined vehicle use at designated "OHV Open Areas". Fees and seasonal restrictions related to OHV use may vary from site to site. For more detailed information about a particular recreational area, contact the site directly.
Find Recreation Areas with Off Highway Vehicle Activities
What do we mean by Off-Highway Vehicles (OHVs) ?
RecML, the recreation standard that is being developed, describes OHV's as:
off-highway vehicles (OHVs), driving off road, all terrain vehicles (ATVs)
Practice Good Stewardship of our Trails / Roadways:
You can help to take good care of our trails and roadways so that others may enjoy these areas for years to come by practicing some of the following actions:
Don't Litter... take along a trash bag or other receptacle for collecting your trash so that you can deposit it in the proper trash receptacle.
Make sure that you ride on the designated trail or roadway in that area. Check with your destination ahead of time to make ensure that the area you plan to ride in is allowed.
Don't ride in areas where it is not permitted. These areas have been declared "off limits" to riders to protect wildlife, vegetation, or for your safety.
Leave gates as you find them.
Yield the right of way to those passing or traveling uphill.
Carry a rake to restore areas you impact and to rake out inappropriate 4 wheel drive tracks before they develop into new roads
Assist in the management of your public lands by reporting inappropriate behavior, natural resource damage or hazards you may encounter.
Respect the environment and other trail users. By using common sense and common courtesy, what is available today will be there to enjoy tomorrow.
To learn more about responsible OHV riding, go to the Tread Lightly website at: