GRDA has specific regulations pertaining to four-wheel, all-terrain and off-road vehicles that officers will be actively enforcing on GRDA state properties in order to maintain a safe and enjoyable environment for all. The regulations that pertain to off-road vehicles on GRDA lands can be found on our website at GRDA.com. Those regulations are as follows:
300:35-23-1. Designated areas
In the interest of public safety, there shall be no four-wheel vehicles, off-road vehicles or all terrain vehicles on GRDA lands except in designated areas. Operators of such vehicles are subject to federal and state laws and GRDA rules.
300:35-23-2. Passengers prohibited
Passengers are only allowed on three (3) wheelers, four (4) wheelers, or motorcycles when the manufacturer has equipped the vehicle for such passenger which includes a separate seat and foot support.
300:35-23-3. Low gear required
Low gear only except on trails posted at speed limits in excess of five (5) MPH.
300:35-23-4. Racing prohibited
No racing on GRDA property is allowed except as permitted by a sanctioned event permit.
300:35-23-5. Lights required
All vehicles, including motorcycles, must be equipped with a working dimmable front headlight and working rear lights if operating between one-half hour before sunset and one-half hour after sunrise. Any vehicle utilizing light bars shall turn them off upon the approach of another vehicle.
300:35-23-6. Roll bar, helmet, and seat belt requirements
Dune buggies and 4x4 vehicles must have a ROPS sufficient to support the weight of the vehicle and must have a seat belt for each passenger. Helmets shall be required for the driver and passenger of motorcycles, ATVs or bikes.
300:35-23-7. No liability
GRDA shall not be liable and hereby disclaims any responsibility for any and all injuries and accidents, up to and including death, which may occur as a result of participating in off-road activities. Each driver and passenger rides at his/her own risk and assumes all risks of the activity.
300:35-23-8. Alcoholic beverages prohibited
Alcoholic beverages, including low point beer, are prohibited from areas in which off-road activities occur.
Drivers shall obey all signs posted on GRDA land including areas that are off limits and speed designations.
(a) GRDA Police and Compliance Officers may verbally order any person that is violating these rules to immediately exit the lands of GRDA.
(b) Additionally, any person, after notice and opportunity to be heard in accordance with Subchapter 21 herein, may be banned from the lands of GRDA for a period of time.