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Porterfield Lake Motorcycle Trail

Friday, October 06, 2017

Alt Names

Chain of Lakes Road, Porterfield Lake, Martelle Lake, Hermit Lake, Wilson Creek, Floodwood Road, Schwartz Creek

Last Known StatusOpen

This 38 mile long trail is open to motorcycles only. Primitive camping opportunities can be found at the nearby Squaw Lake campground. Van Riper State Park offers full RV hookups.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityHumboldt, MI
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From: Humboldt, MI
1) Take SR-95 south about 20 miles
2) Turn left (east) on CR-FFO, continue 3.1 miles
3) Turn left (north) on Chain of Lakes Road, continue about

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail
LandState Recreation

RATINGS

Our RatingRatingGood    
Recommended StayFull Day
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REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesMichigan ORV Sticker
Dates OpenYear-Round
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (94 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (28 inches)has entrance gate and narrow terrain
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsProhibited
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSProhibited
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Prohibited
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets RequiredYesrequired by state law
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Cross CountryProhibitedstay on trails
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that all visitors get insurance for their ATV, UTV or motorcycle before visiting any of the locations shown on this website.

FEES & PASSES

Parking(None)
Entry(None)
Riding(None)
Camping(None)

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoMichigan DNR - Office of Lands And Facilities
P.O. Box 30181
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 373-1204
dnr-parksandrecreation@michigan.gov
www.michigan.gov
CommentMI ORV Sticker Info
Contact InfoVan Riper State Park
851 County Road Ake
Champion, MI 49814
(906) 339-4461
www.michigandnr.com

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TERRAIN

Miles Of Trail38
Climate TypeForest
Elevation1400 to 1500 ft.
Trail MaintenanceUnknown
Single TrackThis state recreation area has almost all single track trails.All
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little
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KEY SERVICES

First Aid First AidHumboldt, MI
Gasoline GasolineHumboldt, MI
Diesel DieselHumboldt, MI
Potable Water WaterHumboldt, MI
RV Hookups RV HookupHumboldt, MI
RV Dump Station RV DisposalHumboldt, MI
Primitive Camping CampgroundHumboldt, MI
Convenience Store Conv StoreHumboldt, MI
Swimming Swim AreaHumboldt, MI
Body of Water Water BodyHumboldt, MI
Boating Launch Boat RampHumboldt, MI
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