Aug. 20-21 -Free Weekend at Holly Oaks ORV Park
Holly, MI – Holly Oaks ORV Park will participate in the final Free ORV Weekend of the season on Aug. 20-21. Hosted by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Michigan residents and visitors legally can ride DNR-designated routes and trails without purchasing an ORV license or trail permit during these two days. In addition, the entrance fee for Holly Oaks ORV Park has been waived by the Oakland County Parks and Recreation Commission, so no ticket is required to enter the park during this special event.
This weekend is an ideal time to explore the state’s newest ORV park, which just last month opened an additional 62 new acres. Dubbed the “North 60,” it is a scramble area where riders are free to make their own paths.
“We’ve had a great response to this new area, which is crisscrossed with old mining roads and features extreme terrain that ranges from mud flats to 40’ vertical cliffs,” Park Supervisor Jamie Weasel said.
The North 60, like the rest of Holly Oaks ORV Park, is ride at your own risk. Hazards constantly change in an old mine site so vehicle operators should be aware of the terrain in front of them before they proceed.
During the Free ORV Weekend, all ORV rules and laws still apply. This includes that all vehicles entering the park must have a 10’ orange flag securely mounted and all ORV riders and drivers must also sign a waiver form before entry.
Michigan has more than 4,000 miles of off-road trails and six scramble areas, including Holly Oaks. The park is situated in Groveland and Holly townships near Groveland Oaks County Park and Campground on Dixie Highway. It is operated by Oakland County Parks and Recreation, in partnership with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Parks and Recreation Division and is open to all types of ORVs, including full-size vehicles, side-by-sides, all-terrain vehicles or ATVs and motorcycles.
“ORVing is a family-friendly activity that offers thrilling fun for people of all ages. We look forward to greeting new participants and seeing familiar faces during the free DNR weekend,” Weasel said.
Holly Oaks ORV Park is open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 20-21. Regular hours are 2-8 p.m. Thursday-Friday and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday through the end of August. In September, hours change to 2-8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Additionally, the park is open from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on Labor Day.
For current riding hours, pricing, rules, a list of Frequently Asked Questions and other ORV resources, visit www.OaklandCountyParks.com.
For more things to do, visit the Oakland County Times Event Page!
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