Meadows ORV Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

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: Open May 29
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: 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: Light
Best Season: April 1 to November 14
Restrictions: 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; R904-14-02
  • Occupancy and Use - Developed Recreation Areas, Dispersed Areas, Being Publicly Nude, Marine Prohibitions, Parking and Sanitation; R904-14-03
For a full list of ORV regulations for Michigan, consult the MI-DNR ORV Handbook website.
Closest Towns: Luzerne
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Mio Ranger District - (989) 826-3252
Information Center:

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.

Recreation Map

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Amenities -

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

RV Camping

Hookup - SewerNo
Hookups - ElectricNo
Pavement Type for ParkingDirt/Gravel/Sand
Vehicle ClearenceMedium
Dump StationsNo
No. of SitesSingle: 16
Reservation InfoNo reservation needed.  All sites are first come, first served.
Size Restrictions25 Ft. or Less
Hookup - WaterNo

OHV Riding & Camping

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Parking 6 vehicle capaciy - with trailers