Before you ride on sanctioned trails in Kawartha Lakes, you must purchase a Kawartha ATV Association (KATVA) permit or possess a valid Haliburton ATV Association (HATVA) permit. Your valid permit will allow you to ride on sanctioned trails within Kawartha Lakes, on select trails in Peterborough County, and on trails in Haliburton, where a HATVA permit is otherwise required. No other trail permits or passes are valid on KATVA trails. Get your permit, ride safe, and have fun.
In this section, you can: learn about where you can ride, find out what types of permits are available, and see where you can purchase a permit. Be sure to review all information on this website before you ride on the trails described here.
Where You Can Ride
With your valid KATVA pass or permit (or valid HATVA permit) you can ride any sanctioned trails in Kawartha Lakes, the Victoria Rail Trail Corridor (VRTC) – Bethany, Lindsay, Fenelon Falls, Kinmount, and the Somerville Forest Tract, north of Burnt River. You can also ride the area commonly referred to as the Five Points system, north east of Bobcaygeon.
Please note, with a KATVA permit you can also ride any HATVA sanctioned trails, including trails in the regions of Muskoka, Madawaska and Haliburton County, plus the Algonquin West ATV Club and North Hasting ATV Association areas. If you have questions about any of these riding areas contact the appropriate club or speak to a KATVA board member.
Types of KATVA Permits Available
You can select a short-term permit or an annual permit. Simply determine which permit type best suits your planned ride frequency or personal situation. The KATVA riding season commences May 1 and ends November 30. If you possess any other ATV permit, be sure to read the important note below. Permits are issued only to riders 16 years of age or older, who possess a valid driver’s license.
Important Note: If you possess a valid HATVA permit you may ride on KATVA trails without a KATVA permit. The following trail passes are not valid on Kawartha Lakes’ trails at any time: Trillium Trail Pass, OFATV Pass, EOTA Pass, or ATVOntario PowerPass (or any other trail permits).
These permits are ideal for anyone (one rider) who does not plan to ride KATVA trails on a regular basis, or who does not want to commit to an annual permit.
- Short-term permits entitle you to ride KATVA trails on a defined, limited basis.
- Short-term permits are valid only on day or days specified.
- Short-term permits are not transferable.
- Short-term permits can be purchased more than once by one person in a season.
- Short-term permits do not entitle you to KATVA membership privileges.
These permits are ideal for riders who plan to ride KATVA trails on a regular basis. Annual permits are only issued jointly with KATVA membership.
- Annual permits entitle you access to KATVA trails during ATV riding season(s) and KATVA membership.
- Annual permits are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.
- Annual permits are not transferable.
- Annual permits include KATVA membership.
KATVA (or HATVA) permits are required by the City of Kawartha Lakes to ride on sanctioned trails within the municipality. By-law restrictions do apply. Valid permits are required on trails that access private lands. KATVA permits are valid for riding only during specified dates, between May 1 and November 30.
Daily Pass: $20.00 (one ATV / one day)
Two Day Pass: $30.00 (one ATV / two days)
Seven Day Pass: $50.00 (one ATV / seven days)
Single Annual Membership: $125.00 (one ATV / one season)
Family Annual Membership: $250.00 Family Annual Membership $250.00 CAD (All machines must be registered to the same address. Owners must be immediate family members.)
All rates are inclusive of HST.
You can visit any authorized retailer or sponsor in-person to obtain any type of short-term or annual permit.
For annual permits/memberhips, you will be issued a temporary permit and will be asked to complete a membership application. Your membership application will then be forwarded to KATVA for processing. Your membership package will be sent you by mail. For your convenience, you can download a membership application to complete in advance of visiting a retailer. Do not complete a membership application for short-term permit purchases.
|Balsam RPM||6675 Highway 35|
Coboconk, K0M 1K0
|Blackstock Motorsports||3580 Byers Road|
Blackstock, L0B 1B0
|Buck N Up||6694 Hwy #35|
Coboconk, K0M 1K0
|Cameron Cycle||2232 Davis Road|
Peterborough K9J 6X4
|Dunfords of Havelock||9323 County Road 30|
Havelock, ON K0L 1Z0
|Emm's Sports||103 Queen Street|
Lindsay, K9V 1G7
|Flynn's Store||1474 County Road 507|
Buckhorn, K0L 1J0
|Gourley Automotive||1450 Hwy 7A|
Bethany, L0A 1A0
|HB Cycle||66 McLaren's Creek Road|
Cameron, K0M 1G0
|Lindsay Chamber of Commerce||180 Kent Street West|
Lindsay, ON K9V 2Y6
|Lindsay Cycle||340 Verlum Road, Hwy 36|
Lindsay, K9V 4R3
|Log Chateau||1691 Cty Rd 121, RR2|
Fenelon Falls, K0M 1N0
|McGregor Sportsline||3294 County Road 36 South|
|Norland Marine||7267 Hwy 35|
Coboconk, K0M 1K0
|Peterborough Cycle and Salvage / |
|6860 ON-7 |
Peterborough, K9J 6Z9
|Pirate's Cove||579 Cty Rd 36|
Bobcaygeon, K0M 1A0
|Shop & Save||4088 Cty Rd 121, Box 209|
Kinmount, K0M 2A0
|Spoiled Sports||1898 Baseline Road|
Bowmanville, L1C 3K3
|UPI||4 Lindsay Street|
Fenelon Falls, K0M 1N0
You can purchase permits online now. It’s a simple, two-step process. You must complete an online application, and then complete payment. All transactions are processed by PayPal™.
Be sure you double check your application.
Print a copy of receipt for your records.
You can download a membership application. Simply complete the application and mail with your payment (by cheque) at your convenience. Mail to Kawartha ATV Association, P.O. Box 21, Lindsay ON K9V 4R8. Prior to mailing make a duplicate copy for your records. If you have any questions about permits or membership, contact our Permits Coordinator or Membership Coordinator.