DCNR Finalizes ATV Trail Policy

The state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has outlined final changes to its internal policy on ATV trails on state forest lands to respond to increasing demands for riding opportunities, local and county government interest in expanding recreational tourism, and legislative action. The revisions authorize DCNR to explore the potential for new ATV trails and connectors on state forest lands.  

The major change will allow DCNR to carefully consider strategic new riding opportunities on state forest lands to connect regional trail systems. DCNR will be exploring the potential for new ATV trails and connectors on state forest lands, focusing on the northcentral part of the state due to the prevalence of state forest lands, a relatively high number of township roads open to ATV use, and proximity to other DCNR ATV trail systems. Click here to read the policy, which is now in effect. Click here for more about ATV riding in state forests.