Mack Lake ORV Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

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.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open May 19 to December 1.
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 -
  • Walk-in/bicycle: $2.00
  • Day: $5.00
  • Week: $15.00
Camping (per night)-
  • Single site: $15.00
  • Double site: $30.00
Permit Info: ORV Sticker - OHVs must display a valid ORV Sticker as required by State law. ORVH Stickers may be obtained from the State of Michigan. 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).
Open Season: May 19
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: May 19 to September 10
Restrictions: Forest-wide Closures - Camping Camping in Developed Recreation Areas
  • Camping in a developed campground for a period longer than 14 consecutive days unless posted otherwise.
  • Entering or being in a developed recreation site or portion thereof when posted CLOSED.
  • Entering or remaining in a campground between 10 PM and 6 AM when posted - except for properly registered campers.
  • Using a developed campsite by more than eight (8) people on a single unit or by more than sixteen (16) people on a double site.
  • Parking or leaving a vehicle in violation of posted instructions, including the use of a handicap-parking site without a valid state permit properly displayed.
  • Parking a vehicle outside the parking space assigned to one's own camp unit or other designated parking area.
  • Occupying a developed campsite by parking more than one camper, trailer, or motor home (RV) on a single unit site. Parking more than two camping vehicles or camping trailers on a double unit site or exceeding limits to group sites unless otherwise posted.
  • Parking, possessing, or leaving more than two vehicles per single unit camp site or four vehicles per double unit sites, except bicycles, motorcycles, or ATV's on trailers, unless posted otherwise.
Being publicly nude Storing Watercraft
  • Storing, mooring, or leaving a boat or raft over 24 hours.
  • Parking in violation of posted instructions.
Closest Towns: Mio, Rose City
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Mio Ranger District
Information Center: Mio Ranger District 107 McKinley Rd. Mio, MI 48647

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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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

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


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Parking 5 vehicle capacity - with trailers