The Reid Lake Area is a little over 3,000 acres in size.
The forest in the area is primarily hardwoods and creates a small, remote, lake environment. The lake is a small, 13-acres, with a variety of fish.
Twelve miles of gently rolling trail will lead you around Reid lake. The trails are open for back-country skiing in the winter, and are not groomed. Difficulty on the trails ranges from easy to more difficult.
At a Glance
Little Trout Lake Trailhead: maintained Apr. 1, 2016 to Nov. 30, 2016.
M-72 Trailhead: maintained year-round, plowed in winter.
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week unless otherwise posted.
Reid Lake M-72 ParkingRecreation Enhancement Act Fee -Day Use -
Reid Lake Fowler Road Parking
Special Use Permit -
No special use permit is required for individuals or small groups (74 people or less).
Permits are required for commercial, event or large groups (75 people or more).
Visit the Passes and Permits section for more information on obtaining a special use permit.
January 1 - December 31
Allowed - Nonmotorized Use - Hiking, Mechanized Equipment, except Bicycles; Nonmotorized Snow-use - Cross-country Skiing - Trail not groomed, Snowshoeing
Prohibited - Motorized Vehicles, Motorized Over-snow Vehicles, Pack and Saddle Animals
As a visitor to the National Forest, you are asked to follow certain rules designed to protect the Forest, natural resources and to provide for public safety of visitors. These rules are available to you on-line or at any office of the Huron-Manistee National Forests. Please take time to read and understand them. General Topic orders apply across the Forests.
Applicable Orders -
Motorized Vehicle Use of Roads, Trails and Off-road Areas
Occupancy and Use
Harrisville, Curran, Barton City
Huron Shores Ranger Stranger - 5761 N. Skeel Rd., Oscoda, MI 48750