Department of Natural Resources
Twice a year, residents and nonresidents legally can ride without buying an ORV license or trail permit during Free ORV Weekends June 12-13 and Aug. 21-22, 2021. All other ORV rules and laws still apply.
Riders will have access to nearly 3,800 miles of off-road trails and the state’s six scramble areas (Bull Gap, Black Lake Scramble Area, Holly Oaks ORV Park, The Mounds, Silver Lake State Park, St. Helen’s Motorsport Area). *There is an additional entrance fee at Holly Oaks ORV Park.
During the June Free ORV Weekend (June 12-13), not only can you ride your ORV for free, but the Recreation Passport entry fee is being waived that weekend (you can enter all state parks and boating access sites for free) AND it's Free Fishing Weekend, where residents and out-of-state visitors can fish without a license! Do all three, for free.
For more information, contact Jessica Holley at 517-331-3790 or HolleyJ1@Michigan.gov.
Consider purchasing an ORV license or trail permit for the season. Fees generated through ORV licenses and trail permits are reinvested back into the ORV system. These important dollars help fund trail expansion, maintenance and infrastructure improvements, such as bridge and culvert construction and repair, as well as law enforcement and the offsetting of damage created by illegal use.