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ATVs & Off-Highway Vehicles

Rules & Regulations for Operation

State Park Areas

  • Licensing Requirements: ATV Park visitors must license both South Dakota and out-of-state vehicles. A valid park entrance license is also required.
  • Unlicensed vechilces: Vehicle must remain in the truck or on the trailer.
  • Requirements: Each vehicle operated must be equipped with a horn, mirror, headlight, brake light, brakes and a license plate.
  • Insurance: Operator must be able to provide proof of insurance coverage.
  • Age Restrictions: All operators must be 14 years of age or older and possess a valid driver's license.
  • Areas approved for riding: Operate vehicles only on designated park roads in South Dakota state parks and recreation areas or in the state off-highway vehicle area.
  • Restricted Areas: Park visitors are not allowed to operate vehicles on paved or unpaved trails or on shorelines or beaches.
  • Drivers must obey all traffic regulations.
  • Eye Protection: Required of all users on public/park roads unless a windshield is in place.
  • Helmets: Required of all users under 18 years of age on public/park roads.

Registration

Department of Revenue
Division of Motor Vehicles
Phone: 605.773.3541

Vehicle Licenses

Register

ATVs & Golf Carts

Register

Motorcycles & Motocross Bikes

Register

Park Entrance Licenses

In order to operate in a state pak or recreation area, the vehicle must have a park entrance license.

If the vehicle does not have a windshield, the operator may affix the park entrance license directly to the ORV/ATV or may have the vehicle license number printed with permanent marker on the face of the park entrance license and available for inspection.

Oahe Downstream & Revheim Bay OHV areas

Mopeds/Scooters

How to Register:
Department of Revenue,
Division of Motor Vehicles
Register

Rules and Regulations for Operation

Golf Carts

How to Register:
Department of Revenue,
Division of Motor Vehicles
Register

Rules and Regulations for Operation