Motor Vehicle Use Information (ATV/OHV)
On November 9, 2005, the Forest Service published a final travel management regulation, governing use of OHVs and other motor vehicles on National Forest System lands. The final rule requires individual national forests to designate those roads, trails, and areas open to motor vehicle use. Once designation is complete on a national forest or ranger district, the rule will prohibit motor vehicles off the designated system.
We provide maps of the forest that inform you of what Forest Service Road or Trail is open to which vehicle. These are provided free and are updated each year.
Motor Vehicle Use Maps (2013 Version)
NOTE: Maps are formatted in a .pdf format and are extremely large documents. To view and print, you will need to use the “zoom” tool. To determine which MVUM you need, please click on the Map Index link
Here is a Interactive MVUM Travel Map for your use.
Zoom in closer on the map to view available route data.
This map is intended to help you understand where you can legally enjoy travel opportunities in the Ottawa National Forest. It does not replace the Ottawa National Forest's legal Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM).
Questions? Check out the attached brochure, which was created to answer our most frequently asked questions: MVUM FAQ's. Still have questions? Our expanded FAQ's are a bit more specific to the Ottawa: MVUM Expanded FAQ's.
For additional information, do not hesitate to call your local Forest Service Office.