The Itasca County area offers thousands of acres of federal, state, county and industrial forest land that are open to off-highway vehicle riding, and several designated trails.  Forest or logging roads are an excellent choice for ATV/OHV use.  In Itasca County there is over 200 miles of ATV trails to ride. Itasca County has opened up all of their roads (except Cty Rd 75 – Scenic State Park), and the City of Grand Rapids has also opened up their streets to ATV travel (except the Downtown Business District – 1st Ave, Pokegama Ave, and 1st Street). To access the downtown businesses it is suggested to ride 3rd Street to 3rd Ave to 5th Street. ATV’s can park in the Central School parking lot, and the public parking lot across from Ogle’s.

Please note: each municipality or level of government has a different management plan that governs off-highway vehicle use on their lands.  Please check with those governing bodies and know the rules for the type of land you are riding on.  Not all classifications of forest roads are open to traffic so be sure to know the rules before you travel. Make sure to check out each municipalities ATV Ordinance before you ride.

Most snowmobile trails are not designated for ATV or other off-highway vehicle use.  Many snowmobile trails cross private property under a conditional use easement that is specific to winter travel, other snowmobile trails cross swampland that is not designated for ATV or off-highway vehicle use.

A sincere effort is being made to develop a comprehensive map of off-road riding opportunities and create more designated trails.

Itasca County ATV Ordinance

City of Grand Rapids ATV Ordinance (Chapter 66-Section 66-76)

Itasca County ATV Ordinance
Check out the Itasca County ATV/OHV resource featuring 7 maps with trails and lodging locations! This map includes:

    • Grand Rapids Area Lodging
    • Edge of the Wilderness Lodging Association
    • Alvwood Squaw Lake ATV/OHV Trail System
    • and more




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