OHV Riding & Camping
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Off Highway Vehicle(OHV) enthusiasts can find plenty of opportunities on Georgia's two National Forests to practice their rigorous sport. The Chattahoochee National Forest located in North Georgia, and the Oconee National Forest located in Central Georgia, are popular with individuals and family groups that want a scenic and often challenging ride within the National Forest.
Motorized trails close when conditions are wet to prevent trail damage and erosion into streams. Check the status of your favorite trail or Call Before You Haul.
Tips, Rules & Passes
Safety Tips for OHV Riding - Safe enjoyment of your OHV and hiking experience depends on taking precautions.
OHV Rules and Regulations - OHVs that are not street legal must remain on designated trails marked specifically for OHV use. Some trails are restricted for a certain type of use such as only motorbikes or only four-wheel drive vehicles. These restrictions are set for safety reasons and to meet the special needs of each type of vehicle. In the Chattahoochee and Oconee National Forests, you can only ride on trails designated for the purpose of off-road riding.
OHV pass information - If you like to ride motorized trails, purchase a $50.00 annual Annual OHV Special Recreation Permit, which helps maintain OHV trails on the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests. Several trails are open only to vehicles less than or equal to 50" wide.
Volunteer trail maintenance activities both through individual as well as organized club participation are welcomed on these OHV trail systems. We invite you to contact us or find a list of upcoming events for additional information. Learn more how you or your club can help the U.S. Forest Service provide safe, fun, off-road riding.
Get the complete details about locations for OHV Trail Riding.
Below is a Google Map of all OHV trails, or see a State map showing the locations of OHV Trail system.
Alerts & Warnings
- #BurnAlerts for Prescribed Fires
- Hickey Gap Road Condition
- Dry Creek Road Maintenance
- Lake Conasauga Reservation Only
- Recreation passes available online, by phone and in-person
- Road Closures on the Chattooga River Ranger District
- Coleman River Rd (FSR #54) Closure
- CAUTION Waterfall Dangers
- CALL BEFORE YOU HAUL - ATV and OHV
- Panther Creek Trail Temporary Hiker Restrictions
- Don't Move Firewood!