OHV Riding & Camping

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Off-highway vehicle (OHV) Riding & Camping is a popular activity on the forest. Off-highway vehicles include motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), and Utility Type Vehicles (UTVs). See documents below to decide which roads and trails you can travel with your vehicle type. Information signs at gates and trailheads identify closures and restrictions.

These documents can help you plan your trip:

The forest is currently completing the analysis for the Nez Perce National Forest Motor Vehicle Use Maps. More information is available at the Nez Perce National Forest Travel Management project page.

Your Safety is Important to Us

Idaho state law allows individuals under 16 years old to operate OHVs on National Forest System roads whether or not they have a driver's license. When traveling on National Forest System roads to or from your favorite camping or hunting spot, you may encounter other drivers of all ages with varying experience levels and different types of motorized vehicles. Please take extra care to watch for all kinds of traffic to avoid life-altering collisions on roads managed by your National Forest.

For More Information

Visit the Idaho State Parks and Recreation web site for complete information on opportunities and requirements for off-highway vehicles in Idaho.

The Tread Lightly web site is another good place to visit. It is hosted by a nonprofit organization with a mission to promote responsible outdoor recreation through ethics education and stewardship.

The Idaho Off-Highway Vehicle Public Outreach Project promotes the responsible, shared use of trails. The Idaho OHV campaign coordinator collaborated with five state and federal agencies (including the Forest Service) on Idaho OHV issues to produce the "Stay on Trails" video. For more information, access their website.

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