It’s our responsibility to know the rules of the road and to follow them!

In Idaho, we are blessed with an abundance of public lands that provide amazing opportunities for recreation.  Along with the privilege to ride on these lands comes the responsibility to know the rules of the road and to follow them!  Each of us needs to ride responsibly, providing good examples for others.  When we see someone who is not behaving, we need to politely ask them to stop whatever it is they are doing wrong.  If they do not, turn them in to authorities.  They do not deserve our protection.  When OHVers ride in closed areas, ride on trails smaller than their vehicle, or disrespect the rights of others, we all suffer.  When land managers and owners close an area, it will not be for just the jerks; it will be for all of us.  Self-policing is the most effective way our sport can keep its good name and stop the bad behavior that has been taking place.


Following the rules is a way to protect your access, so remember:

  • Respect property, do not litter
  • Always stay on roads and trails—do not make new trails
  • Make sure the trail is at least as wide as your OHV
  • Know the OHV use regulations for the area in which you are riding


Where we can ride in the future depends a great deal on how well we follow the rules today.  Do your part and help ensure that your children and grandchildren will have the same opportunities to ride that we enjoy.

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Attention Idaho Boat Owners: Changes to Registration Process for Boats Will Impact 2017 Renewals


Date: January 13, 2017

Contact: Jennifer Okerlund, Communications Manager

Phone: 208-514-2254 / 208-841-9198

IDAHO (January 13, 2017) – The U.S. Coast Guard has made changes to the vessel registration process that will impact the registration and renewal process for all vessels and owners in the United States, including Idaho.

The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) recently mailed registration renewals to Idaho Boat Owners.

“Individuals who receive renewal notices in the mail can renew their vessel registration as they typically do,” said Tammy Kolsky, IDPR Reservation and Registration Program Manager. “Boat owners who did not receive renewal notices will instead receive a letter in the next few weeks with additional instruction on what’s needed before their vessel can be registered for 2017 and in compliance with new U.S. Coast Guard regulations.”

What are the changes to the U.S. Coast Guard regulations?

Mandatory verification of your hull identification number (HIN)
New requirements for unique identifiers for all boat owners
What is a unique identifier?

Your driver’s license and date of birth (Idaho residents only) OR
Your tax identification number which can be your social security number OR
Employer identification number OR
An individual tax identification number
“IDPR is in the process of creating and testing an online portal to assist vessel owners with compliance of the new rules and process. Most vessel owners will be able to easily log-in to supply needed information, then be prompted to renew their registration online,” said Kolsky. “The letters that will be sent to vessel owners will include the necessary link to access the portal and instruction.”

IDPR reports that a small number of vessel owners in Idaho will not be able to update their information electronically and will require an official inspection, only available through the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD).

Vessel owners who have not received renewal notices and need their registrations immediately can call the IDPR Registration Program at 1-800-247-6332 or email (link sends e-mail) for assistance.