This trailhead provides direct access to the ORV trails. The trail heading north and south from here is characterized by rolling hills forested with oaks and jack pine. The campground is very popular with ORV riders.
At a Glance
Open May 1 to November 30.
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week unless otherwise posted. Forest quiet hours apply.
Recreation Enhancement Act Fee -
Day Use -
Per Night: $10.00
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).
May 1 - November 30
April 1 to November 14
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, mooring, or leaving a boat or raft over 24 hours.
Parking in violation of posted instructions.
Mio Ranger District - (989) 826-3252
From Grayling -
Travel east on M-72 for 22 miles.
Turn right and travel south on Deeter Rd. for 2 miles.
Turn left and travel south on Durfee Rd./FR 4541 for 3 miles.