ATV Rentals in Washington State

***Please note that Washington ATV is not affiliated with any of these service providers. If you have experience with any of them, we would appreciate your feedback. We often receive inquiries about ATV rentals. Also, if you know of another ATV rental service provider, please let us know.

Western Washington ATV Rentals

Action Rentals | Lakewood; http://actionrentals.net/

Central Washington ATV Rentals

ATV Action Tours | Cle Elum; http://atvactiontours.com/
MotorToys | Cle Elum; http://motortoysofcleelum.com/rentals/atv-rentals
Full Throttle Recreation Club | Wenatchee; http://www.fullthrottleclub.com/

Eastern Washington ATV Rentals

Adventure Sport Rentals | Coeur d’Alene; http://www.mtspokanerentals.com/
Adventure Outdoors | Coeur d’Alene; http://www.adventureoutdoorscda.com/

By |December 7th, 2016|Categories: Article, FAQ|Tags: , , |0 Comments

WATV Informational Page

Looking for information regarding WATV’s? We have published a page that should serve as a resource to provide the necessary information regarding WATV’s and will be a work in progress.

This page includes information such as a map showing which counties have WATV ordinances, a list with links to the cities and county ordinances, and more.

If you have information to contribute to this page, or see information that needs correcting, please email us, info@waatva.org.

By |September 29th, 2016|Categories: FAQ, Political||0 Comments

FAQ: ATV Safety Courses in Washington State?

We often get asked about ATV safety courses both here in Washington State, and online. When it comes to ATV Safety courses, we recommend that you contact the ATV Safety Institute, headquartered in Irvine California. They are supported by the major manufactures (Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha, etc.), and offer both online and in person courses. What’s better, if you have purchased a new ATV, you can attend a training course (as of the writing of this article) for free.

They host courses around the state and they schedule them as needed. So if you call them and they are all full, you will want to register online so that they will see the demand for more courses. To learn more about the ATV Safety Institute, please visit their website; http://www.atvsafety.org/, or phone them at 800.887.2887.

The ATV Safety Institute’s Golden Rules:

Always wear a DOT-compliant helmet, goggles, long sleeves, long pants, over-the-ankle boots, and gloves.
Never ride on paved roads except to cross when done safely and permitted by law – another vehicle could hit you. ATVs are designed to be operated off-highway.
Never ride under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Never carry a passenger on a single-rider ATV, and no more than one passenger on an ATV specifically designed for two people.
Ride an ATV that’s right for your age.
Supervise riders younger than 16; ATVs are not toys.
Ride only on designated trails and at a safe speed.
Take a hands-on ATV RiderCourse and the free online E-Course. Visit ATVSafety.org or call 800.887.2887.

If you have information on safety courses that other riders could benefit from, please make us aware by sending us an email; info@waatva.org. Thank you!

By |July 29th, 2016|Categories: FAQ|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

FAQ; SxS or UTV groups in Washington State

We often get asked if SxS’s are welcome with Washington ATV Association (WAATVA). WAATVA welcomes anyone who would be interested in helping to keep our riding areas open. We have several members who only have SxS’s, others who don’t, and even some who have both.

Having said all this, a large portion of our activities (work parties, poker run, etc.) take place at Capitol State Forest, which has ATV only trails. We do ride at many areas around Western and Central Washington which have trails for everyone.

If you are looking to not get involved, but still want a SxS group or forum for riding purposes, there is a Facebook group for SxS riders in the Pacific Northwest. There are about 400 members from all walks of life, so you can get plenty of good information there. Everyone likes to pitch in, and bad behavior is not tolerated so it’s a good place to ask questions and get solid, helpful answers.

One thing though: In order to help keep the group on topic and relevant, they filter join-ups, so make sure you have some stuff showing your participating in ORV activities on your Facebook profile where they can see it when they screen you. https://www.facebook.com/groups/pnwsxs/

FAQ: Washington State ATV Rules for Kids (under 16)

46.09.460 (CLICK HERE)
Operation by persons under sixteen.
(1) Except as specified in subsection (2) of this section, no person under sixteen years of age may operate an off-road vehicle on or across a highway or nonhighway road in this state without direct supervision of a person eighteen years of age or older possessing a valid license to operate a motor vehicle under chapter 46.20 RCW. This prohibition does not apply when a person under sixteen years of age is acting in accordance with RCW 46.09.420 (5) and (7).
(2) Persons under sixteen years of age may operate an off-road vehicle across a highway, if at that crossing signs indicate that wheeled all-terrain vehicles or off-road vehicles may be crossing, or on a nonhighway road designated for off-road vehicle use, under the direct supervision of a person eighteen years of age or older possessing a valid license to operate a motor vehicle under chapter 46.20 RCW.
(3) This section does not apply to vehicles used in the production of agricultural or timber products on and across lands owned, leased, or managed by the owner or operator of a wheeled all-terrain vehicle or the operator’s employer.

By |June 30th, 2016|Categories: FAQ||0 Comments

Can WATVs legally tow small road licensed trailers?

This question was addressed to TITLES@DOL.WA.GOV;

Can road licensed WATVs legally tow small road licensed trailers such as small aluminum boat on a trailer? All assumes trailer is licensed with current tabs and only weights around 500lbs. The WATV has a towing capacity of 1500 lbs. All assumes driving on WATV legal roads as well.

“Good afternoon Jon, As long as the WATV is registered and the trailer is registered, then
yes you can tow the trailer. Thank you,

Tim D
Self Service Channel Unit
Customer Relations

By |April 19th, 2016|Categories: FAQ||0 Comments

What Counties have WATV Ordinances?

Curious about which Counties have WATV ordinances? Be sure to check out our WATV page by clicking the button below. WATVs are designed or modified for on-road use by the addition of safety equipment to meet the specific definitions as described by the Washington State Department of Licensing. You can learn more about the certification process on our WATV page.

By |November 5th, 2015|Categories: FAQ, Political|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Do WATV-licensed ATVs and UTVs need a discover pass?

One of the questions we often get asked is, does a WATV that is modified for on-road use need it’s own discover pass. The answer is no. WATV’s modified for on-road use are not required to have it’s own discover pass. Below are the links to reference;

Discover Passes are required with Motor Vehicles
According to RCW 79A.80.080, a discover pass, vehicle access pass, or day-use permit must be visibly displayed in the front windshield, or otherwise in a prominent location for motor vehicles without a windshield, of any motor vehicle.

“Motor vehicle” does not include WATV’s
However, a WATV is exempt in the 79A.80.010 Definitions where is states, “Motor vehicle” does not include those motor vehicles exempt from registration under RCW 46.16A.080, wheeled all-terrain vehicles registered for use under RCW 46.09.442, and…

A big thank you to Ken D. from the Cascade Quad Squad for the information, links, and clarification

By |September 18th, 2015|Categories: Article, FAQ|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

USFS WATV Pilot Routes

Looking for places to ride your WATV in the National Forest? Be sure to check out the pilot routes that are now open to WATV’s. WATVs are designed or modified for on-road use by the addition of safety equipment to meet the specific definitions as described by the Washington State Department of Licensing. You can learn more about the certification process on the DOL page.

By |July 23rd, 2015|Categories: FAQ, Political||0 Comments