Pine River Rearing Run Path

Area Status: Open

The picnic area is a Civilian Conservation Corps construction from the mid-1900's. This path is within a premier area for viewing Kirtland's warblers. Other recreation opportunities include hunting, picnicking, mushroom gathering and berry picking. Fishing for trout is also popular.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Annual services at the trail will resume for spring on April 15
Operational Hours: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week unless otherwise posted. Forest quiet hours apply.
Fees: Concessionaire Fee - Day Use Fee (per day): Per Person: $5.00
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.
Open Season: April 15 - November 30
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Allowed
  • Nonmotorized Use
  • Nonmotorized Snow Use
  • Motorized Vehicles
  • Motorized Over-snow Vehicles
  • Pack and Saddle Animals
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 - Developed Recreation Areas, Dispersed Areas, Being Publicly Nude, Marine Prohibitions, Parking and Sanitation
Closest Towns: Mikado, Glennie
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Camp Management Service - Fischer
Information Center:

General Information


From Oscoda -

  • Travel north on US-23/N. State St./Huron Rd. for .9 miles.
  • Turn left and travel west.
  • Turn right and travel north on CR-F41 for 13.2 miles.
  • Turn left and travel west on CR-F30 for 8.5 miles.
  • Turn left and travel south on Rearing Pond Trail/Forest Rd. 4121 for 3 miles.

General Notes:

Location - Pine River, Pine River Campground

Nearby Recreation Areas -

  • Reid Lake Semi-Primitive Nonmotorized Area

Setting - Developed

County - Alcona

Seasonal and Other Information -

  • Gated when closed.


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.2 miles

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