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Holly Oaks ORV Park in Michigan is moving forward

September 16, 2020

Peter Vahry

After years of planning, an off-road vehicle park in Oakland County, Holly Oaks ORV Park, is moving forward. As part of a long-term goal of the Statewide Trail ORV Plan, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources wanted to create an opportunity for legal, public off-road vehicle recreation in southeastern Michigan. Oakland County was selected as a prime area to develop such an opportunity because it has the highest percent of licensed ORVs in the state, but no legal public riding areas. The park will be a joint State-County project, operated by Oakland County Parks and Recreation (OCPR) in partnership with the DNR via a 20-year operating agreement (with a10-year renewal). The park, consisting of former and active sand and gravel mines, is located off I-75 (at Grange Hall) and Dixie Highway across from Groveland Oaks County Park and Campground.

Holly Oaks will be open to all types of ORVs, including full-size vehicles, side-by-sides, all-terrain vehicles or ATVs and motorcycles. There will be a daily entry fee of $15/vehicle and an ORV license and trail permit will be required. There will be no requirement for a DNR Recreation Passport or OCPR Annual Vehicle Permit. Approximately 113 acres are expected to be open tentatively on September 17, 2020 with additional acres coming online as mining is completed on the remaining property. The full 235 acres is expected to be operational by 2023. Please check this web page often and follow Holly Oaks ORV Park on Facebook to stay updated on the development of this exciting project.

This is definitely a “must visit” Pay to Play Park. The GLFWDA has been involved for many years in proposals, planning, purchase, design, construction and opening of this MDNR owned county managed park facility.

For more information about the park, visit this link

Download list of areas available in the park


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