|Although motorized trails are open to the public, the DNR urges off-road enthusiasts to use even greater care when riding trails this spring.
Typically, ORV grant sponsors handle pre-season and routine ORV trail maintenance work, but because of the updated stay-at-home order (now extended through May 28) and the state’s discretionary spending freeze, maintenance has been temporarily suspended.
Riders are reminded to “Ride Right” and take even more precautions. They’re asked to slow down, take corners with extra caution, watch for potential hazards, stay on designated trails and keep on the right side of the trail.
An ORV license ($26.25) is required to ride anywhere other than private property, and an ORV trail permit ($10) is needed on state-designated ORV trails, routes or areas. This revenue provides important grant funding to sponsors and clubs for annual trail grooming.