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All-Terrain Vehicles In Oregon

Welcome to the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD)  pages for All-Terrain Vehicle use in Oregon!

Oregon has a diverse range of ATV opportunities. We have dunes, desert, and wooded trails. You can find single-track trails for motorcycles, ATV routes that are fun for the entire family and thousands of miles of routes suited to high-clearance vehicles. Side-by-sides are becoming very popular throughout the state and there are many opportunities for them. Many hunters use ATVs to get to remote areas. Many vacationers find ATV rental opportunities at the ever-popular coastal dunes. You can even find inland sand dunes in the middle of the state.

OPRD manages the ATV funds that are generated by ATV sticker sales and fuel taxes. We work with all land managing agencies and organizations throughout the state to provide funding for high-quality recreation opportunities for you. OPRD also manages the ATV Safety Education Program. Riding areas are managed by various Federal, State, County and non-profit organization landowners.

This website is intended as a clearinghouse to provide ATV riders in Oregon with information about where to ride and rules to know and follow. If you can’t find what you are looking for here, then email us at or call us at 877-772-3359.


An ATV Safety Education Card, required by all Class I (quad) and Class III (motorcycle) riders is available through our free online course at


All youth riders 15 and younger operating Class I (quad) or Class III (motorcycle) ATVs must complete a hands-on course. Map and listing of courses.

Complete information about the ATV Safety Card, rules and safe practices are available on our ATV Safety Card page.

Youth must:

  • Wear a helmet
  • Have ATV Safety Card
  • Be supervised
  • Be on the appropriate sized ATV
  • Wear a seat belt

Oregon has specific requirements for youth operating or as a passenger in appropriate Off-highway vehicles. Visit our Youth Rider Page for more details.

Oregon has four types of ATVs: Class I (quads), II (4x4s), III (motorcycles) and IV (side-by-sides), with rider requirements for each type of vehicle. Visit our Types of ATVs page for more details.

There are 54 designated and managed riding areas and trails in Oregon. Visit our Where to Ride Online Map for more information.

Looking for general information about riding on roads and trails in Oregon? Visit our Places to Ride page.


Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
ATV Program
725 Summer St NE, Suite C
Salem OR 97301