The earliest American Settlers loved Oregon for its unspoiled, lush beauty. Today, ATVers from all over love the State of Oregon for the same reason.
You must have your ATV registered by the Motor Vehicle Bureau in your area and there is a nominal fee that slightly varies county by county. The minimum age for riding your ATV in Oregon is 12 years of age. If you are going to be riding on any federally managed lands, such at State or National Forests, you must get a riding permit that is prominently displayed and your brakes and headlights must be in good working condition. Also, you must wear a helmet and eye protection in the form of safety goggles whenever you are riding your ATV. A licensed adult must accompany any ATVers under the age of 16-years of age, also on an ATV.
The State of Oregon has fourteen National Forests, most allow ATV riding in clearly marked and designated trail areas. Always call ahead before your haul your ATV out to a riding area to insure the ATV trails are open and it's legal to ride. In order to ride on in these National Forest areas you must have a spark arrestor and a noise muffler in place before you ride and before you are given a permit to ride by the Rangers, your ATV will be inspected to ensure these items are in place on your vehicle.
There are also a good number of ATV riding groups in Oregon. Big Bear Countree is a newer ATV group that you might like to be a part of, you can see their website at https://www.bigbearcountree.com/. Another good group is the Central Oregon ATV Club and they have a website at https://www.comacclub.org. Riding an ATV is a great way for a family to do an activity together that involves plenty of fresh air and fun and gets everyone away from the telephone, cell phone, video games, internet and television. If you live in Oregon or you will be visiting, make sure you are up to par on the rules for riding your ATV and get your family together go riding!