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St. Helen Motorsport Area

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Alt Names

St. Helen Trail

Last Known StatusOpen

This area offers over 50 miles of designated motorized trails that form long loops. The terrain is mostly flat and sandy but there is a small play area with moderate hill climbs.

The trail system also has direct access to a gas station and a campground with modern amenities. The trails are open year-round and during winter months snowmobiles are permitted.

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Nearest CitySt. Helen, MI
AddressE Carter Road, St Helen, MI 48656
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From: Bay City, MI
1) Take I-75 north to exit 222, about 60 miles
2) Turn right (north) off the exit ramp on SR-76, continue 4.1 miles
3) Veer right on CR-97, continue about 100 yards
4) Turn right (east) on Central Dr., continue about 2 miles
5) Staging area is on the right.


LandDepartment of Natural Resources


Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
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Permit RequiredYesMI ORV Sticker
Dates OpenYear-Round
Reciprocity OfferedUnknown
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (94 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (72 inches)
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Some Areas
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Some Areas(maximum width 72 inches)
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets RequiredYesrequired by state law
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingNo Restriction(camp anywhere)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Cross CountryProhibitedriders must stay on trail
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: Be Safe! RiderPlanet recommends insurance for all riders and visitors to the destinations depicted on this website.


Tent: $15.00
RV: $25.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
Saint Helen Campground Fee


Contact InfoSaint Helen Campground
East Airport Road
Saint Helen, MI 48656
(989) 389-4994
Contact InfoSt. Helen Power Sports
1901 N. Saint Helen Road
Saint Helen, MI 48656
(989) 389-4961
Contact InfoMichigan Department of Natural Resources
P.O. Box 30181
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 373-1204
CommentMI ORV Sticker Info


St. Helen Motorsport Area Trail Photo

St. Helen Motorsport Area Trail

Photo Submitted 1/19/2017 (Thanks!)

St. Helen Motorsport Area Trail Photo

St. Helen Motorsport Area Trail

Photo Submitted 5/14/2015 (Thanks!)


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Approx Size1,280 acres (2 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail50
Climate TypeForest
Elevation1200 to 1300 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has some hard pack terrain.Some
SandThis trail has mostly sandy areas.Mostly
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has few steep hills.Few
Water CrossingsThe trail has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis trail has some small jumps.Some
Large JumpsThis trail has few large jumps.Few
BermsThe trail has few berms.Few
Sand/Gravel PitsThis vacant land has few sand or gravel pits.Few
Single TrackThis vacant land has no single track trails.None
RoadsThis vacant land has some roads.Some
ShadeThis vacant land has many shaded areas.Many
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


First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (SE)West Branch Regional Medical Center (989) 345-3660
Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (W)Forward Gas Station  (989) 389-4226
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (W)Forward Gas Station  (989) 389-4226
Potable Water WaterOn SiteSaint Helen Campground (989) 389-4994
RV Hookups RV HookupOn SiteSaint Helen Campground (989) 389-4994
RV Dump Station RV DisposalOn SiteSaint Helen Campground (989) 389-4994
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn SiteSaint Helen Campground (989) 389-4994
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (SW)Louise Fresh Market (989) 389-4056
Swimming Swim Area1-5 Miles (W)Artesia Beach Campground (989) 389-4461
Body of Water Water Body1-5 Miles (W)Lake Saint Helen
Boating Launch Boat Ramp1-5 Miles (W)Lake Saint Helen
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