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Recreation Programs

Off-Highway Vehicles

From the sagebrush to high mountain lakes, Montana offers a variety of scenery and trail experiences. You will find great places for family rides as well as technical expert trails for both ATV and dirt bike enthusiasts in Montana.

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The next time you visit a state park, bring the ATVs or bikes and plan a ride nearby! You will find many designated trails that lead to cultural sites and natural destinations to enjoy while riding your OHV in Montana.

About OHVs 

An off-highway vehicle (OHV) is a self-propelled vehicle used for recreation or cross-country travel on public lands, trails, easements lakes, rivers or streams. The term includes but is not limited to motorcycles, ATVs, dune buggies, amphibious vehicles, air cushion vehicles, and any other means of land transportation deriving motive power from any source other than muscle or wind. Four-wheel-drive trucks registered as motor vehicles are not considered OHVs.

Most OHV trails are on public land. For information about trail riding areas contact the local Forest Service or BLM office for a travel plan map.

The Off-Highway Vehicle program is administered by Montana State Parks.The funds that support the OHV program are derived from gas tax and decal fees related to OHV use and registrations in Montana, and are separate from all Montana State Parks revenues, camping fees and other related funding sources.

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