Tread lightly on public and private land with ATVs
Even though Pickaway Parks District does not have a motorized trail it is important for all of us to understand the rules governing the use of them on private and public land. The ATV community are a responsible and very involved group in several parts of Ohio. Many of them have extensive presences on Facebook and web pages.
Tread lightly on public and private land is the important goal of the serious All-Terrain Vehicle or All purpose vehicle rider. Stay on the marked designated trail and be aware of erosion areas. There are many people who do not respect the need to get permission from the landowners and this makes it hard to open new trails.
Currently, there are many ATV trails in the south-central Ohio area. Around Wayne National forest areas owned by the U.S. Forest service there are APV trails. Perry Forest, Pike State Forest, Richland Furnace State Forest and many private ATV trails are available for the off-road enthusiast.
On the State of Ohio Police site lists the laws governing all-purpose vehicles. Some laws include; they must be registered with the Ohio bureau of motor vehicles, and it is good for 3 years. All riders must wear a helmet, eye protection, and have a driver license on public lands. Also remember they cannot be operated on any land except where a sign has been posted permitting ATVs. With your help we can make future ATV trails possible.
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