Sandy beaches are a favorite among ATV users, so hopefully this Tolowa Dunes State Park agreement can be reached and maintained.
There have been some promising new events taking place lately that, for once, seem to be good news for the OHV community. Here are two examples that we've run across recently in the news.
Located two miles North of Crescent City, CA., Tolowa Dunes State Park is the potential site of a multi-use recreational beach that would allow for OHVs to share the area. An informational public meeting on February 3rd will determine where the involved organizations stand on the proposal.
The Del Norte County Board of Supervisors is hoping to cooperate with the DNC Fish and Game Commission and representatives from the California State Parks to develop a functional scenario where OHV users can have access to the beach along with pedestrians and fishermen. One thing that all the involved parties agree on is that there must be an agreement to share the area responsibly and that the enforcement of regulations must increase.
New Hampshire riders can wheelie for joy over the new park, and they won't get in trouble for it either.
Other related news comes from the opposite coast where a 7500-acre state park in New Hampshire could offer up to 350 miles of ATV trails. The land was purchased from a logging company and local officials hope that the new park and the crowd that it caters to will help establish an economy of tourism. Local ATV sales grew stagnant after 2002 due to a shortage of riding areas, so the new state park will be a booster for the New Hampshire ATV community.
"They're going to want touring trails for the moms and pops, but rougher, steeper terrain for hotshots," said New Hampshire Off-Highway Vehicle Association activist Jim Bird. "With that much land, there'll be room for everything."