Recreation Division


The Department manages the Snowmobile and Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) programs. These programs, which are funded through OHV and Snowmobile Registrations and Gas Taxes, contribute to the development and management of 47.5 miles of designated OHV trails and 2,344.8 miles of snowmobile trails, with 2,800 miles authorized. In the 2019-2021 biennium, 9,979 snowmobiles and 41,999 OHVs were registered as of December 1, 2020. The Department also manages the safety programs associated with motorized recreation in which 923 youth received their certifications this past biennium to date. We provided 19 OHV and 14 snowmobile in-person safety courses with 326 student certifications issued. The Department also sponsors an online certification process in which 597 youth received their safety certifications. Our safety programs continue to prove important as youth operator deaths remain a concern. As we continue to build the safety program, the Department has joined forces with the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) Vision Zero to strengthen outreach and amplify messaging. In addition, the Department has partnered with several local law enforcement agencies to conduct joint courses and continued partnerships with Farm Safety For Kids, the Jake Star Foundation, and Market Place for Kids. 

In addition to motorized recreation, over 200 miles of non-motorized trails are managed by the Department. In the 2019-2021 biennium, one new trail was added, and 16 trail counters were installed at five state parks and three recreation areas. These trail opportunities exist to provide recreation opportunities for equestrian, biking, hiking, or just getting out to explore nature in our legendary state. 

Motorized Recreation Program Dashboards

This Dashboard showcases current registration information, safety classes attendees, and citation information.  Use the boxes on the left-hand side to select the OHV or Snowmobile Program to view program-specific information. The date range can also be changed to reflect a specific range.