Silver Lake OHV Trailhead


Map of the ATV and motorcycle trail system on the Apalachicola NF.

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

OHV trailhead access for the ATV Trail System. The parking area is located inside Silver Lake Recreation Area, off to the right as you enter the recreation area.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (summer) and 8 to 6 p.m. (winter).
Reservations: Purchase your OHV passes online at!
Area Amenities: Fee charged for some activities,Parking
Fees Riders pay $75 per operator per year; $10 per operator for 3 days. Passes available.
Permit Info: Please see our passes & permits page for more information.
Usage: Medium
Restrictions: Please see our passes & permits page for more information. No alcohol. Parking to access OHV trails is allowed only at designated OHV trailheads.
Closest Towns: Tallahassee
Passes: Please see our passes & permits page for more information.
Operated By: US Forest Service

General Information

General Notes:


  • LICENSED VEHICLES registered with the state, legal on public roads. Display metal license plate with serially numbered validation decal. Carry registration certificate.
  • OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE (OHV) includes all terrain vehicles (ATVs), recreational off highway vehicles (ROVs), or off highway motorcycles (OHMs). Not registered or licensed for use on public roads. ROV DEFINITION: motorized recreational off highway vehicle 60 inches or less in width, dry weight 1,500 pounds or less, four non-highway tires, non-straddle seating, steering wheel, manufactured for recreation use by one or more persons.


  • NUMBERED ROADS are open to licensed vehicles, only. No OHVs on numbered roads, except mixed use roads. Low maintenance roads have vertical numbers on brown fiberglass posts. Higher maintenance roads have horizontal numbers on wood posts.
  • UNNUMBERED ROADS not open for motor vehicle use (licensed or unlicensed).
  • MIXED USE ROADS are open to both licensed and unlicensed vehicles.
    • In LIBERTY COUNTY, mixed use roads are marked by brown fiberglass posts, the road number (3 digits), and a jeep symbol. These are unmaintained system roads for 4x4 and ATV use during hunting season. No permit required.
    • In LEON COUNTY, parts of the OHV trail system are on numbered roads. These mixed use roads (30mph speed limit) have both licensed and unlicensed vehicles and are marked with yellow or white posts, the road number (3 digits), and a jeep symbol. Mixed use is allowed on numbered roads from one section of OHV trail to another, not the full length of the road.
  • OHV TRAILS are only in Leon County. Only OHVs allowed on OHV trails. Trails marked with yellow or white fiberglass posts and trail number (1 or 2 digits) and ATV or Motorcycle symbol. OHV Trail pass is required to ride. ATVs, ROVs, AND MOTORCYCLES on yellow OHV trails (55 miles). MOTORCYCLES only on white OHV trails (56 miles).

Travel is two way on all trails. Please drive safely. Be considerate of other users. Stay on trails. Call 850-576-5205, ext. 6611 to report missing or damaged road or trail numbers.

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