A trail permit is now required for anyone using a tracked dirt bike on the North Dakota snowmobile trail system this winter. This is a trial run program, for class 1 OHV I.E. dirt bikes that are operating with track kits on the state snowmobile trails. All other OHVs are not allowed on state snowmobile trails.
The permits will be available for purchase November 1, 2017 and will be good until April 1, 2018. The permit is $25 per tracked dirt bike and can be purchased through the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department website: www.parkrec.nd.gov .
Any operator 12-15 years old, who does not have a valid driver’s license, is required to have a OHV safety certification card to operate a tracked dirt bike on any public lands. This certification is obtained through one of North Dakota Parks & Recreations safety courses. To schedule a course visit www.parkrec.nd.gov or call the safety hotline at (701) 328-5348. Anyone 16 years or older will need a valid driver’s license or learners permit.
Funds from permit sales go into the North Dakota Snowmobile Fund for the purposes of development and maintenance of the North Dakota snowmobile trail system.
The mission of North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department is to provide and enhance outdoor recreation opportunities through diverse parks and programs that conserve the state’s natural diversity.