Zippie's Ski Trail

Ortonville Recreation Area

Address: Ortonville State Recreation Area Ortonville, MI 48462
Countie(s) trail is located in: Lapeer <> Oakland
Trail Type(s): Cross Country Skiing <> Fishing <> Hiking <> Horseback/Equestrian <> Mountain Biking <> Snowmobile <> Swimming
Trail Measurement: 5,400 Acres
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Recreation Passport Required: Yes
Approximate Size: 5400 (Acres)

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Ortonville Recreation Area is located in north Oakland and southern Lapeer counties. This approximately 5,400 acre recreation area contains high wooded hills and a wide range of recreational activities. The development began in 1945, but by the end of 1948, more than 3,700 acres had been secured for the purpose of public recreational use. Additional land acquisitions have increased the area to its present size. The original park, Bloomer #3 State Park, was donated by Howard Bloomer in December of 1922.

A 25-site equestrian campground is located at the trailhead off Fox Lake Road. It is a rustic campground with vault toilets and a hand pump for water. The campground is on a first come first serve basis for campers. The campground offers no reservations, for availablity contact the park at (810)797-4439. The equestrian trails offer 6.5 miles of designated trails wandering through Hadley Hills. The day use area at Big Fish Lake offers 300 parking spaces, restroom facilities, a picnic area, two picnic shelters, a playground, horseshoe pits, and a designated swim area.

The Pines Cabin is located in the Bloomer #3 area. The cabin is nestled at the top of a hill in a wooden area near the hiking trails. The rustic cabin offers propane heat, vault toilet, and a grill.


25 site(s)
Equestrian, Rustic Site, Vault Toilet

Ortonville-Pines Rustic Cabin
1 site(s), $86
Rustic Site, Vault Toilet


Ortonville-Cross Country Ski Trail
Trail Length in Miles: 2.50 (Miles)
Cross Country Skiing

Trail Length in Miles: 8.75 (Miles)
Equestrian, Snowmobiling

Ortonville-Hiking/Mountain Bike Trail
Trail Length in Miles: 2.50 (Miles)
Hiking, Mountain Biking

References and More Info

  • DNR
  • Compass Latitude: 42°53’38.9″N
  • Compass Longitude: 83°25’37.2″W
  • Numeric Latitude: 42.894144
  • Numeric Longitude: ‘-83.427
  • Elevation in Feet:
  • Elevation in Meters:
  • Trail Measurement: 5,400 Acres


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