Meadows ORV Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

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

Current Conditions: This campground is managed from Apr. 1, 2016 to Dec. 1, 2016.
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: $10.00
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: January 1 - December 31
Usage: Light
Best Season: April 1 to November 14
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: Luzerne
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Mio Ranger District - (989) 826-3252

General Information


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.
  • The site is located on the left.

General Notes:

Location - Meadows ORV Trail System

Nearby Recreation Areas -

  • Meadows ORV Trailhead

County - Oscoda

Seasonal and Other Information -

  • This site is not gated during the off season.
  • This site is not maintained in winter:
    • Access road and/or parking lot are not plowed.
    • No water and/or toilet facilities are available.


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 Ft. or Less
No. of SitesSingle: 16
Dump StationsNo
Hookups - ElectricNo
Pavement Type for ParkingDirt/Gravel/Sand
Hookup - SewerNo

Campground Camping

Amenities -

  • Trash Can
Sleeping ShelterNo
Reservation InfoNo reservation needed.  All sites are first come, first served.
No. of SitesSingle: 16

OHV Riding & Camping

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Parking 6 vehicle capaciy - with trailers