Be very careful about pulling the plug on the Houston OHV park

By Keith Nelson, St. Louis County Commissioner

Moving Forward with the Plan

I understand a newly-formed opposition group has convinced the city council to research breaching a long-standing contract with the DNR on the proposed OHV park in Houston.

Bill Crucial For New ATV Trails & Grant-in-Aid Program Passes In St. Paul

By Ray Bohn, Media & Government Affairs, & Tom Hackbarth

Two budget bills are still making their way through the 2021 1st Special Legislative Session. The not so special session anymore was convened on June 14, 2021, to finalize the budget bills not passed during the regular session. Even with the additional time, two budget bills (Taxes & K-12 Ed) are moving towards agreement by 12:00 midnight today, Wednesday, June 30, 2021. The prospect for passage of these two bills is good at this time.

Grand Rapids man is 2020 ATV instructor of the year

DNR News Release

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has named David Andrews Jr., a volunteer ATV safety instructor in Grand Rapids, as the 2020 ATV instructor of the year.

New to ATVing - How do I get started?

Where can I find the ATV regulations? The MN DNR publishes a small booklet called OHV Regulations which covers All-Terrain Vehicles Class I & II, Off-Highway Motorcycles, and Off-Road Vehicles. You can also find the regulations on the Minnesota DNR website at

It's A Multi-Year Process.

TVMN Director-at-Large Some of you may be spending your winter hours not only dreaming of getting back on the trails with your ATV, but also building a new ATV Trail or new Connector Trail to reach an existing system.

Campers and off-road riders beware of very high fire danger

Dry conditions mean very high fire danger persists in north-central and northeastern Minnesota. Spring outdoor recreation activity is increasing, and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources urges outdoor enthusiasts to limit the use of campfires and use caution with off-road vehicles that could spark and start a wildfire.

Camp And Ride

Where can I camp near ATV trails? Second only to "Where can I ride my new ATV" that may be the most common question new owners ask. 

New state forest maps being published by the Minnesota DNR show where you can camp near trails, as well as hike, swim and enjoy other activities.

Minnesota Dnr Seeking OHV Program Consultant

The NOHVCC has shared a job opportunity in Minnesota  for an OHV program consultant.

Please see below information from Minnesota DNR Parks & Trail Central Office about an open job opportunity.

See if you qualify



JUNE 9-13, 2021
High Lifter Nationals Has Moved To ERX

“High Lifter is excited to announce we have partnered with ERX Motor Park in Elk River, Minnesota!” Scott and Rachel Smith, with High Lifter, said. “It’s time to offer an off-road experience like no other and ERX Motor Park stepped up to the challenge.”




This map -- just updated by the Minnesota DNR -- shows 15 projects in various stages of the Grant-in-Aid process, creating new off-highway vehicle (OHV) trails or trail additions. New trails are a high priority for riders of ATVs, dirt bikes and 4WD trucks.

Trail Signs

Know Before You Go.

Some May 1st Trail Openings
 May Be Delayed

Across the state, ATV clubs and the Minnesota DNR are working hard to prepare trails for the 2021 riding season. Removing windfalls, replacing culverts, repairing bridges, hauling gravel.

MNORV Master Plan - On the Right Track

MNORV Master Plan - On the Right Track

The Minnesota Off-Road Vehicle Master Plan process is moving into high gear!

Having kicked off this past October, the current Master Plan will identify ways to enhance ORV opportunities for all Minnesotans.