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Re: Making my ATV legal question.
« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2019, 08:28:13 PM »
Seems like a contradiction, only legal vehicles, yet no atv’s.  I wonder if someone has challenged this in court?  I’d think with legalizing atv’s becoming more popular that eventually all the counties would be on the same level.
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Re: Making my ATV legal question.
« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2019, 08:58:45 PM »
You can ride on the Jeep trails
Not the roads........most places
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Re: Making my ATV legal question.
« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2019, 09:18:34 PM »
You can ride on the Jeep trails
Not the roads........most places

What is the FS so worried about if the atvs are street legal?

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Re: Making my ATV legal question.
« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2019, 09:33:19 PM »

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What is the FS so worried about if the atvs are street legal?
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Good question. When I go to Idaho, I see them everywhere including National Forest. Is it just Washington NF that has a problem, or does Idaho have the same regulations, but it's just not enforced?

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Re: Making my ATV legal question.
« Reply #19 on: August 13, 2019, 09:44:15 PM »


Washinton is probably some danged gopher will get run over

What is the FS so worried about if the atvs are street legal?
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Good question. When I go to Idaho, I see them everywhere including National Forest. Is it just Washington NF that has a problem, or does Idaho have the same regulations, but it's just not enforced?
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Re: Making my ATV legal question.
« Reply #20 on: August 14, 2019, 05:56:17 AM »
The wa side of FS seem to be a bit of nazis, while Idaho and Mont are more common sense. So, how much is the ticket I’m going to get? Another thought, snowmobiles can ride on FS roads, they are definitely not street legal.
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Re: Making my ATV legal question.
« Reply #21 on: August 14, 2019, 06:38:16 AM »
I'm pretty sure Washington is the only state in which ATVs are not allowed on roads in the National Forest.

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Re: Making my ATV legal question.
« Reply #22 on: August 15, 2019, 07:50:52 PM »
Some WA counties allow use on any roads except state highways and freeways. You can drive right through town or down county highways or dirt roads. The forest service in WA does not allow use except on specified sections of road, but you can ride on a county road through the national forest in a county that allows use. You can also ride roads in state land and open timber company lands.

In Idaho you can ride anywhere in the state except state highways and freeways, that includes any roads on national forest.
so now that I have all the required lights and stuff installed, are you saying with a street legal quad I still can’t drive on FS roads?  Don’t the signs say, “street legal vehicles only”?

It’s not “street” legal, it’s “highway” legal.
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Re: Making my ATV legal question.
« Reply #23 on: August 15, 2019, 08:40:50 PM »
So is it Federal Regulations or County regs that are preventing us from driving in the National forest. Here in Okanogan County there are quite a few roads open to UTV/ATV, but it all stops at the NF boundary. Who do we write or call to get it changed?

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Re: Making my ATV legal question.
« Reply #24 on: August 15, 2019, 08:56:48 PM »
So is it Federal Regulations or County regs that are preventing us from driving in the National forest. Here in Okanogan County there are quite a few roads open to UTV/ATV, but it all stops at the NF boundary. Who do we write or call to get it changed?

Dont they fall under the Dept of Agriculture?

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Re: Making my ATV legal question.
« Reply #25 on: August 16, 2019, 05:36:15 AM »
Driving on FS land falls under federal regs not the state.   I would contact both the regional office in Portland and your local forests Supervisor Office. 

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Re: Making my ATV legal question.
« Reply #26 on: August 16, 2019, 07:21:23 AM »
So is it Federal Regulations or County regs that are preventing us from driving in the National forest. Here in Okanogan County there are quite a few roads open to UTV/ATV, but it all stops at the NF boundary. Who do we write or call to get it changed?

I would guess we call and write everyone we can think of.  Side by Sides are becoming very popular and not even a in use when these rules were written.  Big push started in 2016/17 concerning changing the laws.  Some have changed and I believe NF are supposed to have a road use plan, yet many do not yet. Now many that do allow ATV's cap the size at 50" maximum width, thus keeping the UTV still out of the picture.  Makes no sense to me as I see jeeps wheelin' all over the place.  Anyway, so I called Tonasket Ranger Station asking about their road use plan and if I can drive my UTV (Gator RSX860) in the area where I hunt.  He told me three "mountain areas" that UTV's were ok to drive on NF roads and that I would not be issued a ticket.  I did neglect to write down "Ranger Rick's" real name but I will get if before I do head over.  I do recommend checking with the local Ranger station, for me it was much easier than trying to find any useful information on the subject via their web site.... probably because it is hindered by "government".

I do suspect that this rules will change drastically over time, they are just to popular, yet, if folks head up to rip up the mountains then I see it staying of coming back to being restrictive.  Reviewing many off road trail sites and things there are still a large number that do not support 50" wide plus rides, I for one am hoping this number decreases and give us "old folks" an opportunity to get out and about in our rides.

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Re: Making my ATV legal question.
« Reply #27 on: August 16, 2019, 07:30:42 AM »
Too many stupid people would crash and endanger others as far as im concerned. Not talking hunters. Just imagine road 70 on a Saturday if they were legal. It would look like the baja 1000

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Re: Making my ATV legal question.
« Reply #28 on: August 16, 2019, 07:40:37 AM »
Um, have ya noticed people are riding the roads anyways.  And not being ticketed.  I haven't got ticket but not a regular either.  Rode rimrock/ahtanum recently.  Jeep trails galore and sxs.  Know a person who was told to stop up Stampeded but that's it.  Each district has own road use plans.  Wetside sticklers, east is better.  Idaho rocks.  My sxs is titled hiway use and has insurance so why should it be banned?  Bunch of crap imop.
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