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EAST
The ever-popular eastern trails, situated along the
border of Minnesota not far from the Twin Cities,
carry you through state forests and the exquisite
scenery along the St. Croix River.
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WEST
Whether your thing is ATVs, bikes or 4-WDs, the
OHV friendly town of Appleton and the Appleton
Area Recreation OHV Park are recognized as a
premier destination.
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ARROWHEAD
With miles of scenic trails winding their way
through rolling hills and woods, along lakeshores
and past scenic overlooks, ATVers can enjoy endless
opportunities to ride or relax in the great outdoors.
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NORTH-CENTRAL
A multitude of trails awaits you in scenic
northcentral Minnesota, from gentle curves
through the stunning scenery of the state forests to
loops around the abundant lakes in the area.
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IRON RANGE
Rich with ore mining history, the Range is
now a hotbed of OHV activity. Meander
through thick sections of Norway pine, aspen,
high ground and bogs or play in the more
challenging OHV Recreation Area.
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NORTH
The northern reaches of Minnesota provide
over 500 miles of exploration for off-road
enthusiasts, with access to food, fuel and
lodging all within close proximity to the
trailheads.
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SOUTH
Whether you're looking for an easy run down
a railroad grade or the challenge of narrow
single-track routes through tight woods, the
300-plus miles southern trails has have it all.
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WARNING: ATVs can be hazardous to operate. For
your safety: Always wear a helmet, eye protection
and protective clothing. Never carry a passenger,
except on approved ATVs made specifically for
two riders. Never ride under the influence of
drugs or alcohol. Never ride on public roads or
pavement. Avoid excessive speeds and stunt
driving. Be careful on difficult terrain.
Register Your Off-Highway Vehicle
All-terrain vehicles (ATV), off-road motorcycles (OHM) and off-road vehicles (ORV) must
be registered with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) unless they are
registered in another state or country and not in Minnesota for more than 30 days. If a state
does not require a registration, it must be registered in Minnesota.
All OHVs can be registered at a deputy registrar of motor vehicles office (where automobile
licenses are handled) or at the DNR License Bureau in St. Paul. You can also register or renew
registrations online at www.mndnr.gov.
Many ORVs are licensed for highway use. An ORV license for highway use that is also operated
on designated public ORV use areas or trails must have both the regular vehicle license and DNR
ORV registration.
Non-Resident Trail Passes
Non-Minnesota residents operating an ATV on state or Grant-In-Aid trails are required to
possess a trail pass. The trail pass does not need to be displayed on the machine, but it must
be available for inspection when requested by an officer. The pass is required regardless of the
registration status of the machine, and whether registered in Minnesota or another state. Non-
residents do not need a pass if operating on a portion of an ATV trail that is owned by the person
or the person's spouse, child or parent. Duplicate non-resident ATV trail passes are available.
The fee for a non-resident ATV trail pass is $21 for one year; duplicates are $2.50. The passes are
available through the Electronic License System (ELS). ELS gives you three options for buying
licenses: online, by phone or in person. More information is available at www.mndnr.gov.
INDEX
CONTENTS
CAMPGROUND
PICNIC AREA
PARKING
TRAIL SHELTER
HISTORIC SITE
FORT RIPLEY STORE
THE TIN SHED
FAMILY CAMPSITE
NON-TRAILS
TRAILS
WATER
STATE FOREST
CLASS I ATV
CLASS I AND II ATV
OHM
ORV
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