Meadows ORV Complex

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

This trail system connects to the Mack Lake Trail System and was developed for vehicles 50 in. or less. As riders travel through the forest they will see a wide variety of scenery types. The trail ranges anywhere from 0 to 10% grades with some short stretches of 30%. Confidence markers are orange triangles.

This trail is shown on the Huron-Manistee National Forests Motor Vehicle Use Map, available in the Maps and Publications section. A map is also located on the MI-DNRE website.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Maintained Apr. 15 to Oct. 31.
Operational Hours: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week unless otherwise posted.
Area Amenities: Toilets,Parking
Fees Recreation Enhancement Act Fee - Meadows ORV Trailhead Day Use Fee
  • Day: $5.00
  • Week: $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.
Usage: Medium
Best Season: January 1 to December 31
Busiest Season: April to November
Restrictions: Allowed: ORV's 50" wide or less Prohibited: Non-Highway Legal Vehicles Over 50" Wide; Motorized Over-snow Vehicles; Any Motorized Vehicle Over 50" Wide 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
For a full list of ORV regulations for Michigan, consult the MI-DNR ORV Handbook website.
Water: None
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Mio Ranger District - 107 McKinley Rd., Mio, MI 48647
Information Center:

General Information

Parking:

Luzerne ORV/Snowmobile Trailhead

  • 20 vehicle capacity - with trailers

M-72 West ORV Trailhead

  • 10 vehicle capacity - with trailers

Meadows ORV Trailhead

  • Parking is available

Parmalee Bridge ORV/Snowmobile Trailhead

  • 5 vehicle capacity - with trailers

 


General Notes:

Location - Meadows ORV Trail System

Nearby Recreation Areas -

  • Meadows ORV Campground
  • MCCCT
  • Midland to Mackinaw Trail
  • Shore to Shore Horse Trail
    • Luzerne Trail Camp

County - Crawford, Oscoda

Seasonal and Other Information -

  • Trailheads are not gated during the off season.
  • M-72 and Parmalee Bridge Trailheads are maintained in winter:
    • Access roads and/or parking lots are plowed.
  • Luzerne and Meadows Trailheads are not maintained in winter:
    • Access roads and/or parking lots are not plowed.
    • No toilet facilties available.

Directions:

From Grayling -

Luzerne ORV/Snowmobile Trailhead

  • Travel east on M-72 for 22 miles.
  • Turn right and travel south on Deeter Rd. for .25 miles.
  • The site is located on the right.

M-72 West ORV Trailhead

  • Travel east on M-72 for 16 miles.
  • The site is located on the left.

Meadows ORV Trailhead

  • 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.

Parmalee Bridge ORV/Snowmobile Trailhead

  • Travel east on M-72 for 22 miles.
  • Turn left and travel north on Deeter Rd./County Rd. 489 for 3.5 miles.
  • The site is located on the left.

 


Recreation Map

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Activities


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Amenities

Toilets Meadows ORV Trailhead Only
Parking 4 Trailheads


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