The steep and rugged Siskiyou Mountains dominating eastern Del Norte County are riddled with hundreds of miles of old logging and mining roads, and county gravel roads connecting, providing many ideal opportunities for off-highway vehicles, like ATVs and dirtbikes.
But off-highway vehicle (OHV) use on the roads winding across the Smith River National Recreation Area has long been on the short side. To promote these recreation opportunities, Del Norte County has received a $54,110 grant to develop an OHV master plan, of sorts, with most of the funding going towards four-wheel drive vehicles that can scout the terrain.
“Without such a planning document in place OHV activities in Del Norte County will likely remain incredibly underutilized and undeveloped as they have been for years,” states the application for the grant that the county received.
The Del Norte County OHV Facilities Plan will take inventory of the OHV facilities in the county both on Six Rivers National Forest roads and on county roads that traverse the forest and will produce recommendations on future development, like signage, staging areas and campsites for OHV users, and goals for Del Norte’s nascent OHV program.
Read more about the County to work on OHV plan from the Del Norte Triplicate...