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Turtle Ridge ORV Park

Saturday, December 23, 2023

Other Names

Lake Huron, Drummond Island, Turtle Ridge, Marl Lake, Loyal Lake, Dry Lake, Dickenson Lake, Beaver Pond, Clear Lake, Lake Superior State Forest, Bass Lake, Potagannissing Bay, Motorcycle Island

Last Known StatusOpen

Wow! Accessible only by a ferryboat, this is an island completely surrounded by Lake Huron and Potagannissing Bay. ATVs, motorcycles, cars, trucks and even RVs are allowed on the ferryboat that leaves the mainland every hour to make the 10 minute crossing.

The park is open daily between the months of May-Mid November from 9am-6pm. The trails here consist of rocky ridge sections, water crossings, tight and narrow woods single track.

Although the park is open between May and November, the driest months are July and August. The island has everything; restaurants, campgrounds, boat docks and RV hookups, and great trails.

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Permit RequiredNo
Dates OpenMay - Mid November
Spark ArrestorRecommendedA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is recommended.
Noise Limit
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthNo Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs & Jeeps (registered)Permitted
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
2 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingProhibited
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresProhibited
Night RidingNoriding hours 9am-6pm
Trail BlazingProhibitedstay on the trail
Rule Enforcement


AreaMotorized Trails
LandPrivately Owned / Commercial


RidingYes ($15.00 per rider)
4x4 trucks - $25/day or $40/ two days
CommentDrummond Island Resort guests pay a discounted rate of $25/ two days.


Our RatingRatingVery Good
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
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Nearest CityDe Tour Village, MI
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: De Tour Village, MI
1) Get on ferry boat to access Drummond Island
2) After landing take SR-134 east about 15 miles
3) Turn left onto Glen Cove Road, continue .8 miles
4) Continue straight onto Turkey Farm Road, continue about .5 miles to staging area.


Contact InfoTurtle Ridge ORV Park
33494 S. Maxton Road
Drummond Island, MI 49726
(906) 493-1000


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Turtle Ridge ORV Park Trail

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Approx Size400 acres (1 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail100
Climate TypeForest
Elevation500 to 700 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has some mud after it rains.Some
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has mostly rocks.Mostly
TreesThe trail has many trees.Many
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe trail has many water crossings.Many
Small JumpsThis trail has many small jumps.Many
Large JumpsThis trail has few large jumps.Few
BermsThe trail has some berms.Some
Sand/Gravel PitsThis private land has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis private land has some single track trails.Some
RoadsThis private land has some roads.Some
IntersectionsThis trail has few intersections.Few
Rider TrafficThe private land has few rider traffic on typical days.Few
ShadeThis private land has many shaded areas.Many
Ranges/GunfireThis private land has no shooting ranges or gunfire.None
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 some expert terrain.Some


Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (NW)Drummond Island Yacht Haven (800) 543-4743
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (NW)Drummond Island Yacht Haven (800) 543-4743
Potable Water WaterOn Site
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (NW)H&H Resort and Campground (800) 543-4743
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (NW)H&H Resort and Campground (800) 543-4743
Primitive Camping Campground5-20 Miles (NW)H&H Resort and Campground (800) 543-4743
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (NW)The Country Store (906) 493-5455
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