Trail Tales Magazine

The Wisconsin ATV / UTV Association publishes a quarterly magazine called "Trail Tales." This publication contains informational updates from around the nation, state and local level clubs. The publication also has relevant advertisements directed towards off-road vehicle enthusiasts.   Users that have a current membership to WATVA can ga...
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WATVA Publications

​The Wisconsin ATV / UTV Association has published documents for previous events and meetings. WATVA is making these publications available for the public on this page. History of ATVs in Wisconsin ​In this document we cover the history and development of not only the ATV, but the trails and economic impact that the recreation has provided to Wisco...
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About the Wisconsin ATV / UTV Association

About the Wisconsin ATV / UTV Association To further enhance and to expand the vision of the Wisconsin ATV / UTV Association (WATVA), the leadership has recognized the need to provide a tangible set of goals to serve as a guide for the clubs and membership to believe in, to work toward, and to encourage others to join us! WATVA promotes shared lead...
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Privacy Policy

Wisconsin ATV / UTV Association, Inc. operates the website, which provides the SERVICE. This page is used to inform website visitors regarding our policies with the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information if anyone decided to use our Service, the WATVA website website. If you choose to use our Service, then you ...
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Volume 21: Issue 1 - 2016

Trail Tales Magazine Volume 21: Issue 1 - 2016
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WATVA Where To Ride Planning Map

Purchase the VVMapping Map Book Printed map book with over 150 pages of color maps from around Wisconsin. Sold by National Motorsports Services .
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Economic Data for ATVs & UTVs

 The following are economic impact studies that have been conducted to showcase the economic benefits ATVs and UTVs are towards a community. Jackson County ATV Trail Users Survey Report (2015) ​ Published by: University of Wisconsin River Falls, Survey Research Center ​ The purpose of this study was to assess the economic impact of users of th...
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ATV / UTV Sign References

The information on this page is intended as a reference for clubs and municipalities that are seeking information on ATV & UTV sign topics.   DNR Trail Signing Handbook (PDF 8 MB) Wisconsin Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (PDF 41 MB) ATV Route Guideline and Suggestions (PDF 272 KB) Highway Maintenance Manual (PDF 246 KB) Section ...
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Bayfield County

Enjoy the incredible scenery in Bayfield County, "Home of Wisconsin's National Treasures." Over 180 miles of ATV trails (PLUS hundreds of miles of Forest Roads) provide year 'round fun with frequent opportunities to stop at scenic vistas and great restaurants. Our trails are maintained by dedicated volunteers from area clubs in cooperation with the...
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Douglas County

Douglas County has over 100 miles of maintained summer ATV trails. As conditions change throughout the season, be sure to get the latest update on trail conditions by clicking on the links below, or by calling the Douglas County Trail Hotline 24 hours a day 7 days a week at (715) 378-4528. ​Check out the official & club pages below. Summer ATV ...
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Buying & Registering Your First ATV / UTV

If you're in the market for buying your first ATV / UTV, there are a few things you're going to want to consider before you take the first step into the off-road motorized recreation world. By now, you've probably searched the internet for the best models and found some helpful posts online. Keep in mind that asking "what's the best ATV / UTV" in a...
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Annual Meeting 2018 Photos

 What a fantastic annual meeting! Check out some of the photos.
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WATVA Leadership Team

President  Randy Harden Vice President  Rob McConnell Rob also serves as the Southern Regional Coordinator. Secretary ​Naomi Pulvermacher Treasurer  Greg Olson Greg also serves as the Northwest Regional Coordinator. Projects Manager  Hank Wozniel NE Regional Coordinator  Terry Coplien NW Regional Coordinator  Jeff Jord...
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[2013] Assembly Bill 261 - Remove Agricultural Registration

This bill allows, but does not require, a person who operates an ATV or UTV exclusively for agricultural purposes or exclusively on private property to register the ATV or UTV.

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[2011] Assembly Bill 327 - Age Restrictions and Safety Certificate Requirement Regarding the Operation of ATVs

This bill allows a person under the age of 12 to operate an ATV any place that any other person may operate an ATV provided that the person under the age of 12 is operating a small ATV and he or she is accompanied, and not just supervised, by his or her parent or guardian or a person who is at least 18 years old who is designated by the parent or guardian (accompanied by a parent or designee).

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[2009] Assembly Bill 356 - Modifying the Definition of an ATV to 50 inches

This bill increases the maximum width of an ATV to 50 inches.

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[2017] NRB 2B3 - Amendment to the Recreation Portion of the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest Master Plan

The existing master plan for the NHAL was approved in 2005. Since that time, several trends in recreation participation, along with changes to the use and management of surrounding public lands, have placed different and new demands on the property. To adapt to these changes and to ensure that the Department of Natural Resources continues to provide high-quality experiences to visitors, changes are proposed to outdoor recreation opportunities provided at the property.

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[2017] Assembly Bill 64 - Restoration of the Safety Enhancement Program

AB64 included the langage to restore the funding meachanism for the Safety Enhanacement program, among other things.

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[2017] Assembly Bill 442 - ATV Route Signage Requirement Change for Municipalities

An Act to renumber 23.33 (8) (e); to renumber and amend 23.33 (8) (b); and to create 23.33 (8) (b) 2., 23.33 (8) (e) 2., 23.33 (8) (e) 3. and 23.33 (8) (e) 4. of the statutes; Relating to: all-terrain vehicle route signage. (FE)

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