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ATV Riding in Georgia

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Georgia is blessed to have some incredible trails for recreational ATV riding. Learn more about ATV riding in Georgia and plan the ultimate outdoor adventure using our guide below.

There’s nothing like the rush of ATV riding. Whether you’re a beginner at riding or consider yourself an expert, Georgia offers plenty of opportunities for ATV riding. But before anything else, make sure to read on to find out all the necessary information you need and what to expect when it comes to riding ATVs in the state of Georgia.

ATV Riding in Georgia
ATV Riding in Georgia

With breathtaking landscapes, towering mountains, and gorgeous beaches, Georgia makes for the perfect escape for ATV riding. 

If it’s your first time riding the trails of Georgia or need a refresher, then this guide is for you! Scroll down to find out more information about ATV riding in Georgia.

Can You Ride ATV In Georgia?

Georgia has such a diverse landscape, making recreational ATV riding quite diverse. From the Chattahoochee National Forest to the coastal islands on the Atlantic Ocean, Georgia offers the best places that will surely fill every daredevil with excitement.

Here are the places to ride you ATVs in Georgia:

When it comes to ATV riding in Georgia, you can expect anything from scenic mountain rides in the north to flatter and sometimes downright swampy rides in the southern part of the state, as you approach the Florida border.

Read our guide to the Best ATV trails in Georgia for our pick of the top places for Georgia ATV Riding.

ATV Trails in Georgia
ATV Trails in Georgia

Do ATVs need to be registered in Georgia?

The short answer is No. Georgia does not require you to register vehicles with the state if they are meant for driving outside public roads. That being the case, all ATVs operating on private property do not require registration. But, you do need a private property owner’s express permission to be able to drive on their property. 

The state of Georgia does not allow ATV registration, therefore it is illegal to operate them on public roads.
For more information on the ATV laws in Georgia, go to the Georgia Department of Public Safety site.

Can You Ride an ATV in the Chattahoochee National Forest?

The Chattahoochee and Oconee National Forest is closed to off road vehicle use except on designated trails. Some trails are seasonally or intermittently closed to allow recovery from overuse.

USDA Government Forest Service

OHV Trail Riding Areas in Chattahoochee National Forest

Georgia ATV Trail Maps

Most trail systems will provide you with a trail map when you arrive at your riding location. However, if you are a regular ATV rider and want a great ATV trail map navigation system, we recommend the onX off-road App membership.

Many of the Georgia National Forest trail maps can be found underneath each section of trails.

Georgia ATV Rentals

If you are looking to rent an ATV while in Georiga, check out these places.

Fun ATV Riding Clothes

While protective gear is essential on the trail, it’s ok to look cute and share your wilder riding side with the world. I’m a big fan of ball caps and love this adorable “ATV hair, Don’t Care” hat from Sew Vivid Design on Etsy. Be sure to Check out all this cute ATV apparel.

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