OHV Riding & Camping
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See links above for information on area OHV camping, open areas, trails and road riding routes, with specific links to trailheads, campgrounds and route maps.
The Tread Lightly program has additional tips on practicing responsible outdoor recreation.
Respected Access is Open Access
Effective October 1, 2021, the Huron-Manistee National Forests (HMNFs) changed the Motor Vehicle Use (MVU) designation of Forest Service roads to include Off-Highway Vehicles (OHVs) to allow for consistent use across the Forests and other public lands statewide. This designation will allow for OHV use on HMNFs roads.
About the Change
Why was this change made?
- Aligning Forest road MVUM designations with those of the State/Counties alleviates confusion and undue burden on the public.
- This project aligns MVUM designations with designations of other Michigan National Forests.
What are the safety implications of this change?
- Members of the public and Forest Service Subject Matter Experts have completed an analysis of roads to determine feasibility of OHV use on roads already open to highway legal vehicles.
- It is important to note that Forest Service roads are not designated as motorized trails, rather the allowable use on Forest Service roads will be extended to include additional motorized vehicles, including OHV’s.
- Some existing roads will remain closed to legal OHV use because they pose a safety concern to the public.
- Existing roads may remain closed to legal OHV use if connecting State/County roads are closed to OHV use, to maintain consistency with state and local agencies.
- This project results in an additional form of motorized use (OHV’s) on roads that are already open to highway legal vehicles.
How will this change be evaluated in the future?
- Roads will continue to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis as deemed necessary by the Ranger Districts. Comments can be submitted to Contact Us
- We will continue to work with our State/County partners to maintain, and look for better ways to ensure the safety and enjoyment of the public on our roads.
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2021 Proposal Background
Applicable Forest Orders