Ruffed Grouse Walk

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This is a .6-mile walk through Ruffed Grouse habitat. This site is also a stop on the Jack Pine Wildlife Viewing Tour.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week unless otherwise posted.
Area Amenities: Parking
Fees No Fee
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.
Usage: Light
Best Season: January 1 to December 31
Restrictions: Allowed -
  • Nonmotorized Use
  • Nonmotorized Snow Use
Prohibited -
  • Motorized Vehicles
  • Motorized Over-snow Vehicles
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
Closest Towns: Glennie, McKinley, Curtisville
Water: None
Operated By: Mio Ranger District - 107 McKinley St., Mio, MI 48647
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General Information


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/Curtisville Rd. for 10 miles.
  • The site is located on the left.

General Notes:

Location -Jack Pine Wildlife Viewing Tour

Nearby Recreation Areas -

  • Au Sable River
    • 4001 Landing
    • Gabions Campground and Day Use

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.

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