Wheeled all-terrain vehicles (WATVs) are allowed on select roads in unincorporated Pierce County. Their use is expected to support economic development, encourage tourism, and enhance recreational opportunities for Pierce County residents. Get started
Are you ready to ride? Review the following links to learn about state and local rules and regulations.
Pierce County Ordinance No. 2019-29: Note: The Pierce County Council passed an ordinance removing Fairfax Forest Reserve Road East and Carbon River Forest Reserve Road East from the list of authorized routes effective Aug. 1, 2019. This route was removed due to citizen concerns.
Off-road and on-road WATV licenses are required per RCW 46.09, and can be obtained through the Washington State Department of Licensing. Visit the the department's WATV page to learn more and read descriptions of approved vehicles.
You must follow the posted speed limit and follow all applicable traffic laws. If you violate a traffic law or operate a WATV outside the approved routes, you may be cited per RCW 46.09.455.
Approved routes The below map shows the roads that have been approved for WATV use. Additional roads may be added over time. Check back to view the latest map and routes.
Tell us what you think We want your feedback about the use of WATVs on Pierce County roads. Please contact us using the information below.