ATV/OHV
 ATV/OHV
 
Read this link for lots of informatin on ATV/OHV use in Idaho.
 
The use and licensing of ATV/OHV in the Bear Lake West HOA subdivisions is covered under the CC&Rs as well as County laws.  Some state laws may apply. 
 
Drivers must be licensed and children under the age of 18 must wear a helmet.
 
The speed limit in the subdivisions is 20 mph.  This speed limit applies to ATV/OHV vehicles.  If the roads are dusty, please slow down to a dustless speed.  
 
All ATV/OHV must be licensed in the state of Idaho for use on Idaho roads.  Please contact Bear Lake County on licensing.  It is an inexpensive process.
 
There are no legal outlets out of the Lakeside and the main subdivisions.  
 
Any trails exiting the boundaries of these subdivsions are crossing private property for which owner permission is required.  As owners, we cannot give permission for motorized travel into the national forest. 
 
Please familiarize yourself with the laws surrounding the use of ATV/OHV on County, State and Federal roads before you ride.  Read the link at the top of the page for lots of good info.
 
Below are a few links to legal ATV/OHV trails in the area.  Please ride safely and courteously.
 
 
The US Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management:
 
                        OHV Guidelines
                        Idaho Trail Opportunities - Where to Ride
                        Idaho Off-Highway Recreation Guide (an easier map to read on this site)
                        Register Your OHV  
 
Caribou-Targhee National Forest - Montpelier Ranger District:
 
The Montpeilier Ranger District office in Montpelier has free maps of the area and also an easier-to-read version for around $10.
                        Forest Service Motorized Vehicle Trails - Montpelier Area
                        Interactive Motor Vehicle Use Map for Smart Phones/Tablets 
 
 
The Forest Dip Trail starts on BLM property near Fish Haven and then connects into the National Forest.  Please contact the BLM for the location of the trailhead in Idaho.