Mack Lake ORV Campground


Area Status: Open

Mack Lake Campground

The 175-acre lake is surrounded by rolling jack pine plains and is a good location for wildlife viewing. The campground is primarily used by ORV trail riders.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Annual services at the site will resume for spring on April 16
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)-
  • Single site: $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.
Open Season: May 1 - November 30
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: May 19 to September 10
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: Mio, Rose City
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Mio Ranger District
Information Center:

General Information

Directions:

From Grayling -

  • Travel east on M-72 for 30 miles.
  • Turn right and travel south on M-33 for 6 miles.
  • Turn left and travel east on County Rd. 604 for 4 miles.
  • Turn left and travel north on FR 4460 for 1 mile.
  • Turn left and travel west on County Rd. 489 for 1 mile.

General Notes:

Location - Mack Lake, Mack Lake ORV Trail System

Nearby Recreation Areas -

  • Mack Lake Trailhead
  • Mack Lake ORV Trail

County - Oscoda

Seasonal and Other Information -

  • Gated when closed.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

Amenities -

  • Picnic Tables/Area
  • Pedestal Grills
  • Hand Pumps
  • Dumpster
No. of Sites Single: 42
Reservation Info No reservation needed.  All sites are first come, first served.
Sleeping Shelter No

RV Camping

No. of Sites Single: 42
Reservation Info No reservation needed.  All sites are first come, first served.
Pavement Type for Parking Dirt/Gravel
Hookup - Water No
Vehicle Clearence Medium
Hookup - Sewer No
Size Restrictions 25 feet or Less

Some sites are for RV's or trailers 50 feet or less in length.

Dump Stations No
Hookups - Electric No

Lake and Pond Fishing

Fishing Mode Boat, Shore, Wade
Fish Species Sunfish, Perch, Walleye
Fishing Platform No
Cleaning Station No
Water Temperature Cold
Accessible Platform No
Fishing Method Fly, Pole
Water/Flow Level Maximum depth: 5 feet

OHV Camping

No. of Sites Single: 42
Reservation Info No reservation needed.  All sites are first come, first served.
Size Restrictions RV's - 50' or less
Loading Ramp No
Sleeping Shelter No

Picnicking

Amenities -

  • Picnic Tables
  • Pedestal Grills
  • Dumpster
  • Hand Pumps
No. of Sites 2
Reservation Info No reservation needed.  All sites are first come, first served.

Swimming

Water Temperature Cold
Water/Flow Level n/a

Amenities

Parking: 5 vehicle capacity - with trailers

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
44.578778

  Longitude : 
-84.064904