2017 Black Hills National Forets Motorized Vehicle Use Maps and Trail Permits Available

 January 11, 2017

Custer, SD  – Pick up your 2017 Black Hills National Forest motorized vehicle permit and map today at your local Forest Service Office, local vendor or online.

A Motorized Vehicle Use Permit is required for any motor vehicle traveling on motorized use trails in the Black Hills National Forest in South Dakota and Wyoming.

South Dakota Black Hills National Forest motorized vehicle permits can also be purchased online at: http://www.blackhillsparks.org/black-hills-national-forest-atv-permits/ . Wyoming (WY) motorized trails require a WY off-road recreational vehiclepermit and can be purchased online at: http://wyotrails.state.wy.us/ORV/Permits.aspx.

Motor vehicle use maps (MVUMs) are the official map for designating all roads, trails and areas available for public motorized travel on the National Forest. Visitors should not rely on any other maps for making decisions about motorized travel on the Forest.

MVUMs are available from local Forest Service offices and local vendors. The Forest Service office in Custer, SD will also mail the maps per request. The MVUM is availablefor download directly to your Smart Phone from Avenza. The MVUMs are compatible with iOS mobile devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android (4.0.3 or newer) mobile devices. Instructions for downloading the MVUMs online and for Smart Phones can be found on the Black Hills National Forest webpage at:http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/blackhills/maps-pubs/?cid=STELPRDB5203036. Users are responsible for ensuring that the most current MVUM is installed on their device, including the new 2017 map.

Riders are reminded of the following before taking off on over 650 miles of designated motorized trails:

  • All motorized trail permits are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • A permit is required for each vehicle on the trail system.

Users should check with their local Forest Service office if they have further questions about the map and/or permits.

For more information contact the Black Hills National Forest at (605) 673-9200 or visit,http://www.fs.usda.gov/blackhills.

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