ATVs (All Terrain Vehicles) are only allowed to be operated in the designated riding trail areas of Cedar Valley Reservoir. Permits are required.  ATVs and other non-highway vehicles are prohibited in any City of Garnett park, except Cedar Valley Reservoir, unless the Garnett City Commission grants such use for a special event and upon specified conditions.

16 years and older:  Permit applicant can furnish evidence of a motor vehicle operator's license valid in Kansas.

Under age 16: The parent or legal guardian will need to be present at time of permit purchase.  

Any individual under 16 years of age must be accompaied by an adult licensed permit holder when riding an ATV.

Permit cards are to be carried by the ATV operator at all times when riding.

Annual permit fees (expires December 31 of current year):
Anderson County residents:                         $10
General, non-resident:                                  $15
Seven (7) day permit fees:
Anderson County resident:                           $5
General, non-resident:                                  $7.50

Lost or damaged permit cards will be replaced for a fee of $2.
Where to purchase ATV permits:
Garnett City Hall
131 West 5th Avenue, Garnett
(785) 448-5496
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

ATV Trails

Permits must be purchased at City Hall prior to utilizing the trails.

ATV Trails at Cedar Valley Reservoir

For other useful information, such as maps and use of city parks, please go to PRINTABLE RESOURCES.

This page provides information to help ensure your next ATV adventure at Garnett's Cedar Valley Reservoir (CVR) to be a fun and safe experience.

Thank you, and enjoy your ride!


ATVs are not to be ridden in any campground or playground area.  However, ATV's can be ridden directly to and from the CVR ATV riding trails area and campsite as long as the speed of the vehicle does not exceed 15 mph.  (Ord. 3885, 9-27-2011)

Observe Quiet TIme
ATVs can be ridden on the trails located in the north end of Cedar Valley Reservoir between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.  Please observe quiet time (10:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.) as a courtesy for all campers.A map of the ATV riding trails area is not currently available. This link below will take you to the maps we currently have available for City of Garnett and related facilities.

Don't Drink and Ride

What You Need to Know...

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This is a family friendly activity. The same rules prevail here as do with motorized vehicles on a public street. No operation of an ATV while under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be tolerated. Refusal to submit to a requested test of blood or breath for alcohol concentration shall be grounds to revoke the operator's ATV permit and subject to baring the person from riding in the city park. In addition to any other penalty applicable, upon any conviction for a violation the municipal court may order the ATV to be impounded.

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