Mack Lake ORV Campground

Area Status: Open
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Mack Lake Campground

The 175-acre lake is surrounded by rolling jack pine plains and is a good location for wildlife viewing. The campground is primarily used by ORV trail riders.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: This campground is open May 15, 2016 to Nov. 30, 2016. Gated when closed.
Operational Hours: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week unless otherwise posted. Forest quiet hours apply.
Area Amenities: Parking
Fees Recreation Enhancement Act Fee - Day Use -
  • Day: $5.00
  • Week: $15.00
Camping (per night)-
  • Single site: $15.00
Permit Info: 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. ORV Sticker - OHVs must display a valid ORV Sticker as required by State law. ORV Stickers may be obtained from the State of Michigan.
Open Season: May 1
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: May 19 to September 10
Restrictions: 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; R904-14-02
  • Occupancy and Use - Developed Recreation Areas, Dispersed Areas, Being Publicly Nude, Marine Prohibitions, Parking and Sanitation; R904-14-03
For a full list of ORV regulations for Michigan, consult the MI-DNR ORV Handbook website.
Closest Towns: Mio, Rose City
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Mio Ranger District
Information Center:

General Information


From Grayling -

  • Travel east on M-72 for 30 miles.
  • Turn right and travel south on M-33 for 6 miles.
  • Turn left and travel east on County Rd. 604 for 4 miles.
  • Turn left and travel north on FR 4460 for 1 mile.
  • Turn left and travel west on County Rd. 489 for 1 mile.

General Notes:

Location - Mack Lake, Mack Lake ORV Trail System

Nearby Recreation Areas -

  • Mack Lake Trailhead
  • Mack Lake ORV Trail

County - Oscoda

Seasonal and Other Information -

  • Gated when closed.


Camping & Cabins

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RV Camping

Reservation InfoNo reservation needed.  All sites are first come, first served.
Hookup - WaterNo
Vehicle ClearenceMedium
Size Restrictions25 feet or Less

Some sites are for RV's or trailers 50 feet or less in length.

No. of SitesSingle: 42
Dump StationsNo
Hookups - ElectricNo
Pavement Type for ParkingDirt/Gravel
Hookup - SewerNo

Campground Camping

Amenities -

  • Picnic Tables/Area
  • Pedestal Grills
  • Hand Pumps
  • Dumpster
Sleeping ShelterNo
Reservation InfoNo reservation needed.  All sites are first come, first served.
No. of SitesSingle: 42


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OHV Riding & Camping

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Parking 5 vehicle capacity - with trailers