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ORV Areas of Operation

ORV Areas of Operation:

A person may operate an off-road vehicle in the following areas:

  • On private lands, with written permission by the owner.
  • On a designated trail system.



A person may NOT operate an off-road vehicle in the following places:

  1. On lands of another without permission.
  2. On or across a cemetery, or airport.
  3. On a public or private parking lot.
  4. On a DNR dedicated natural area.
  5. On gas, oil pipelines, electrical or other public utility right-of-ways.
  6. On any public highway, street, or right-of-way.
    • Except: To cross at right angles, after a complete stop; for ORV's also registered as a motor vehicle by the Secretary of State; in a special event held under a government permit; or as allowed by County Ordinance.
  7. On a DNR designated snowmobile trail located in the Lower Peninsula.
    • Except if it is also designated for ORV use.
  8. On any operational or non-abandoned railroad right-of-way
    • Except to cross at designated railroad crossings.

GOLF CARTS: Operating golf carts on public roads/highways is prohibited.