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 Texas Off Highway Vehicle Program (OHV)


Has your family discovered the fun of riding an off-road trail?

Whether you ride dirt bikes, all-terrain vehicles, or a 4x4 truck, an off-highway vehicle is a great way to spend time together outdoors with your family and friends. There are many exciting sites in Texas to ride and new sites are always opening. Many sites also offer hiking and camping which makes it easy to take the whole family along for an outdoors adventure.

The Texas Off-Highway Vehicles (OHV) Program is a new program to help make it easier to find places to ride safely and to encourage more responsible use of the outdoors. The program is also designed to provide funding to develop more recreational areas for OHV users.

An OHV decal is now required by law for all individuals operating an OHV in Texas at an OHV legal venue which is located on the public lands of Texas, or on lands which have received OHV grants from the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. Please review the "Where to Ride" section of this webpage for a list of the OHV legal venues which are located on the public lands of Texas.

Texas OHV Program

Picture of the current year OHV decal

A Texas OHV decal costs $16 and is good through August 31 of the year it was purchased. Many other states also require this decal for their OHV users.

Revenue generated by the sale of the decals will be used as grant monies to help municipalities, counties, state or federal agencies and non-profit corporations to create new or improve existing OHV recreation areas in Texas.

Need a decal? Find out how and where to buy one!


Texas OHV Program Mission Statement:

The Texas Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Program was created to provide family-oriented OHV trail riding opportunities which are safer and will serve as a positive force for conservation of the natural and cultural resources of Texas.

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