by admin on July 24, 2014

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The ATV Club has the opportunity to work two shifts at the American Legion Bingo tent during the Fisherman’s Picnic. This is a great fundraiser for the club. Why don’t you volunteer to help us out and have lots of fun while doing it?! We need volunteers for Saturday, August 2nd from 9pm- 12 midnight and Sunday, August 3rd, from 12 noon- 3pm. Show you support the club! It’s easy and fun!


Comment! Comment! Comment!

by admin on July 22, 2014

Cook County ATV Club members are encouraged to submit comments on the current DNR rulemaking revision. The DNR is looking at changes to its rules abut the use of public lands, state parks and waysides.
NOW is the time to comment to let the DNR know that trails & routes for ATVs should be connected to campgrounds and services. The deadline is July 25.
Please send comments to: DNR Parks & Trails Rulemaking, 500 LaFayette Road, Box 39,, St. Paul MN 55155. or email to:

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DNR Parks and Trails Rulemaking

Attn: Rebecca Wooden

500 Lafayette Road, Box 39

St. Paul MN 55155

Re: Minnesota rulemaking regarding recreation use of state parks, DNR Parks and Trails

Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the DNR rulemaking process. I look forward to seeing the DNR’s changes to parks and trails policies

I am an avid ATVer, camper, hiker, boater, snowmobiler and outdoors enthusiast. I encourage the DNR to remove restrictions on motorized use on our public lands  wherever possible, especially for all-terrain vehicles.  I know of many DNR campgrounds around the state that are not being used because ATVs are not welcome. These campgrounds, especially those near ATV trails or routes should be opened to ATV traffic.

Rules governing state trails should be modified to include ATVs wherever possible. Forest “routes” that are open to a variety of traffic should be clearly defined in the rules as open to ATVs. We need these forest routes  to make connections to various trails and to services.

The rules should include the definition of OHV and the riding age requirements in accordance with other Minnesota statutes.

The DNR should try to make the rules for all state recreation areas, wayside rests and state parks consistent. The majority of ATVers are responsible and follow the regulations, however, different rules is different areas causes confusion.

Thanks again for the opportunity to comment. I look forward to being able to bring my ATV on my next camping adventure.



All are invited to the Cook County ATV Club July meeting

July 20, 2014

Our July meeting will be Monday, July 21 at 6 p.m. at 1920 County Road 7. Come have pizza and learn about what is happening with ATVing in Cook County!

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Great weather, great riding, great shooting at Tom Lake

July 13, 2014

It was great to see everyone at the Tom Lake Ride & Shoot on Saturday, July 12. The ride was a great mix of terrain–up hill and down; through maple forest, pine groves, and narrow winding places where the branches hang low; through some puddles; and  on a couple of nice, straight gravel roads. There […]

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Ready for the Ride & Shoot!

July 6, 2014

Join the Cook County ATV Club for the 2014 Tom Lake Ride & Shoot. Meet at Portage Brook pit for a short or long ride at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 12. After riding in the beautiful Hovland Woods area, meet back at Portage Brook pit for a tailgate party. Bring your own bagged lunch, beverages and lawn […]

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Thanks for coming to the Kick Off!

June 28, 2014

Thanks to everyone who came out for the Cook County ATV Club Kick Off and Membership Party on Saturday, June 21. It was a great party and we were happy to see so many people join or renew their memberships. Click on the link below to see the fun! If you missed the party but […]

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