Heading to Mississippi for recreational ATV riding? Here is our complete guide about ATV riding in Mississippi, to get a head start.
Mississippi, also known as The Hospitality State offers more than just bluegrass music, and southern charm. You’ll also find beautiful forests and state parks with miles of trails that are great for ATV riding. To help you plan for the ultimate day on the trails, make sure to read on to learn all the information you need for Mississippi ATV riding.
What better way to explore the beautiful state of Mississippi than on the back of your 4 wheeler.
Whether you’re looking for something for novice or experts, Mississippi has some great ATV trails just waiting to be explored. Here is a guide to help you make the best out of your ATV riding adventure in Mississippi.
Does Mississippi Have ATV Trails?
Mississippi ATV trails offer some of the most scenic off-road riding areas in the United States. From the northern border near Memphis to the Gulf Coast cities of Biloxi and Gulfport, you’re sure to find lots of ATV trails scattered across the state.
Places you can ride ATVs in Tennessee:
- Public Lands and National Forests such as the De Soto National Forest ATV trails system
- Private Guided ATV Tours
- ATV trails systems
- Private ATV parks and clubs
Mississippi may also have lots of forest trails, but its connection to seashores, bayous, and sandy beaches is what makes the state the perfect destination for some serious mud bogging. BMB and Wild Country Off-Road ATV parks are excellent choices for mud riding.
Read our guide to the Best ATV trails in Mississippi for our pick of the top places for Mississippi ATV Riding.
Is It Legal To Ride ATV On The Road in Mississippi?
Mississippi law does not allow ATVs to be driven on public roads or highways.
ATVs are prohibited on public property (state parks, national forests, wildlife management areas) unless one of two conditions are met: the operator has a valid driver’s license or a certificate of completion of a state-certified ATV safety course.
For more information go to US Consumer Product Safety Commission site.
Do You Have To Register ATV in Mississippi?
No. You are not required to title your ATV or UTV in Mississippi. However, you may choose to have your ATV titled for free with the State Tax Commission. For insurance purposes, you might want to obtain a certificate of title on your ATV.
Mississippi 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 Mississippi’s National Forest trail maps can be found underneath each section of trails.
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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Recommended ATV Riding Resources
- Top ATV Trails Near Me in the Southeast
- Must-Have ATV Accessories
- ATV Riding Clothes– Everything you need to get started
- ATV Trails Near Me Facebook Group
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Aside from the state of Mississippi, its neighboring state of Tennessee has some awesome trails to conquer. If you’re looking for even more challenging terrains, make sure to read our post on ATV riding Tennessee.
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