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We have a seasonal site there. The owners are awesome! VERY Atv and Utv friendly. Clean showers and restrooms, play area for the kids and a pond for swimming and fishing!

Tons of trails to explore! Lots of other things to do if the weather gets to nasty to ride! Parts as close as seven miles from camp depending on brand!

Thats are little slice of heaven every summer!
 

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Thanks Rick - it has been added to our - Links to Riding Places thread.
http://www.beavertrailcampground.com/
 

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Is that in the U.P. ? Looking for a place with in 2-3 hours of me. (cedar point area) Thanks
 

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leimy said:
Is that in the U.P. ? Looking for a place with in 2-3 hours of me. (cedar point area) Thanks
No, this is located in the Lower Peninsula - east of I-75 about in the center of the state. :wink:
Coming from the South Directions :
Take I-75 North to Exit 212. Turn Rt. towards West Branch. Entering West Branch turn Rt.onto Fairview (Rite Aid on corner). Drive 5 miles to Clear Lake Rd., turn left, drive 6 miles. Clear Lake Rd. turns left and becomes Grass Lake Rd., follow 1 mile to Campground on the right.

Jay, when you get the time - check out SSW's "Links to Riding Place's" thread.
 

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That sounds like it could be a good one to try. 8)
 

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Ok, I checked the website and I see they do have ORV routes. Can you drive to them legally? How many miles of trails? Maybe an area for a mini SSW/PRC get-to-gether?
 

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Gary Lenon said:
Ok, I checked the website and I see they do have ORV routes. Can you drive to them legally? How many miles of trails? Maybe an area for a mini SSW/PRC get-to-gether?
Interesting!
 

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Gary Lenon said:
Ok, I checked the website and I see they do have ORV routes. Can you drive to them legally? How many miles of trails? Maybe an area for a mini SSW/PRC get-to-gether? :D :wink:
Sounds like a great idea Gary !!

Looked at my Lower Peninsula Michigan Off Road Map #1 and came up with these trails ( below ) in the general area. County roads are open also ( See below also ). Keep in mind some of these trails may be a short drive away but I pulled any that were in the general area and / or to the North and West.

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Campground:
http://www.beavertrailcampground.com/

Trail Maps:
http://www.midnr.com/publications/pdfs/forestslandwater/ORV/Maps-Trail/Ogemaw_Hills_to_St_Helen_Trail.pdf
http://www.midnr.com/publications/pdfs/forestslandwater/ORV/Maps-Trail/ambrose_lake_to_ogemaw_hills_trail.pdf
http://www.midnr.com/publications/pdfs/forestslandwater/ORV/Maps-Trail/St_Helen_to_Geels_Trail.pdf
http://www.midnr.com/publications/pdfs/forestslandwater/ORV/Maps-Trail/St_Helen_Trail_and_Route.pdf
http://www.midnr.com/publications/pdfs/forestslandwater/ORV/Maps-Trail/Geels_Trail.pdf
http://www.midnr.com/publications/pdfs/forestslandwater/ORV/Maps-Trail/Geels_to_Roscommon_Route.pdf
http://www.midnr.com/publications/pdfs/forestslandwater/ORV/Maps-Trail/Rose_City_Trail.pdf
http://www.midnr.com/publications/pdfs/forestslandwater/ORV/Maps-Trail/Bull_Gap_Trail.pdf
http://www.midnr.com/publications/pdfs/forestslandwater/ORV/Maps-Trail/The_Meadows_Trail.pdf
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Listed below are all the counties that have adopted P.A. 240. It is the users responsibility to KNOW the law, read the local county ordinance BEFORE riding !

County Ordinances are NOT identical. To obtain a copy of a county ordinance, visit www.micounties.org some are now posting roads open to ORV/OHV use along with their county ordinance. For further info contact the County Clerk or County Sheriff of the county you wish to ride. Some counties have maps available online or for sale in print.

P.A. 240 Rules:
1. Maximum speed 25 mph unless lower speed limit posted.
2. Single file riding with flow of traffic on extreme right side of road or right of way.
3. Must wear helmet.
4. Age of operator is 18, unless they have a valid Michigan operator's license or under direct supervision of parent/guardian and MUST have DNR ORV/OHV Safety Certificate.
5. Beginning Jan. 1, 2010 ALL ORV/OHV operating on public roadways shall have lighted headlights and stop/taillights.
6. OHV/ORV riders are PROHIBITED from riding along all "M" roads, example M-32, M-10 and Highways, example I-75, I-94, Federal forest roads and trails.

Most VIOLATIONS that have been reported to date are:
1. No ORV/OHV trail permit
2. Too many people on machine
3. No helmet
4. Lack of adult supervision
5. No safety certificate
6. Off designated trail
7. Off designated roadway

Listed below are all the counties that have adopted P.A. 240:
Alcona
Alger
Alpena
Arenac
Baraga
Benzie
Charlevoix
Cheboygan
Chippewa
Clare
Crawford
Delta
Dickinson
Emmet
Gladwin
Gogebic
Grand Traverse
Houghton
Iosco
Iron
Kalkaska
Keweenaw--to and from trail
Lake
Luce
Mackinac
Marquette
Menoninee
Missaukee
Montmorency
Ogemaw
Ontonagon
Osceola
Oscoda
Otsego
Pinconning Twp
Presque Isle
Roscommon
Schoolcraft
Wexford
 

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What county is the campground in? How close are the nearest trails? Are there county roads from the campground to the trailheads?
 

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Gary Lenon said:
What county is the campground in? How close are the nearest trails? Are there county roads from the campground to the trailheads?
I've never been there - I just did a little research on it. It surely looks to be a good time and after a little more info is revealed, I may not mind making a trip there for a weekend of camping and riding. :D :wink: I do believe it's in Roscommon County and their website states that you can ride to the trails:
" Make Beaver Trail Campground your home base as you explore the local area. Enjoy the nearby ORV trails, nearby lakes, hunting, fishing and snowmobiling. You may ride to the trails right from our ATV/ORV/Snowmobile friendly campground". Maybe Family Adventure
(Rick) can add some additional info when he get's the time.
 

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Looks like a pretty good place to check out. Is that around Gaylord area?
 

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beaver tail campground

*WE are NEWBIES* This sounds like it is just west of where we used to ride horseback at Southbranch trail camp Rollaways rd north west of Hale our fav. camping in MI. Julie and I bought out Terex last winter. Trying to find how to get started in ORVing in MI. A friend turned us on to this site, thanks Steve L. We are converting our horse trailer into our UTV rig. is should fit nicely in the back and up front a bed for us and storage. we are taking a week off first of june to go camp and ride the Terex every where we can in MI. think we will stsart here beavertail. I have a few questions to ask if you don't mind

Do you only need a flag in the dunes or ?
Do you need to have the orange traingle slow vehicle mounted?
What else should i add to the terex to take along, first aid kit, extinguisher, stereo,
Are helmeets/googles mandatory when belted in under cage?
I will keep on looking at the posts on here to get as familiar as possible, Thanks
 

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Welcome to SSW! You only need the flags at the dunes.you don't need the triangle. A first aid kit and fire extinguisher are a good idea. Helmets are not mandatory with a cage, some of us use them, some of us don't. Goggles or a windshield are a real good idea. We have a local group ride at Silver Lake sand dunes Sept. 16th and 17th if your interested.
 

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Re: beaver tail campground

bill_lingard said:
*WE are NEWBIES* This sounds like it is just west of where we used to ride horseback at Southbranch trail camp Rollaways rd north west of Hale our fav. camping in MI. Julie and I bought out Terex last winter. Trying to find how to get started in ORVing in MI. A friend turned us on to this site, thanks Steve L. We are converting our horse trailer into our UTV rig. is should fit nicely in the back and up front a bed for us and storage. we are taking a week off first of june to go camp and ride the Terex every where we can in MI. think we will stsart here beavertail. I have a few questions to ask if you don't mind

Do you only need a flag in the dunes or ?
Do you need to have the orange traingle slow vehicle mounted?
What else should i add to the terex to take along, first aid kit, extinguisher, stereo,
Are helmeets/googles mandatory when belted in under cage?
I will keep on looking at the posts on here to get as familiar as possible, Thanks
Bill,

Welcome to SSW, I am glad to see that you signed up. This area sounds like a great place to ride. We have a Cabin in Hale, about 30 miles from West Branch. I will definitely have to check that out.

Also, I am sure others will reply to your questions Bill. Welcome aboard!
 
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