Zippie's Ski Trail

Reid Lake Foot Travel Area

Address: 44.652968,-83.675417
Countie(s) trail is located in: Alcona
Trail Type(s): Camping <> Cross Country Skiing <> Fishing <> Hiking <> Swimming <> Canoe/Kayak
Trail Measurement: 3,000 Acres
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The Reid Lake Area is a little over 3,000 acres in size.

The forest in the area is primarily hardwoods and creates a small, remote, lake environment. The lake is a small, 13-acres, with a variety of fish.

Twelve miles of gently rolling trail will lead you around Reid lake. The trails are open for back-country skiing in the winter, and are not groomed.  Difficulty on the trails ranges from easy to more difficult.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Managed season at trailheads is year-round. Trail is not groomed.
Operational Hours: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week unless otherwise posted.
Area Amenities: Parking
Fees Reid Lake M-72 Parking Recreation Enhancement Act Fee – Day Use –

  • Day: $5.00
  • Week: $15.00

Reid Lake Fowler Road Parking

  • No Fee
Permit Info: Special Use Permit –

  • No special use permit is required for individuals or small groups (74 people or less).
  • Permits are required for commercial, event or large groups (75 people or more).

Visit the Passes and Permits section for more information on obtaining a special use permit.

Open Season: January 1
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Allowed – Nonmotorized Use – Hiking, Mechanized Equipment, except Bicycles; Nonmotorized Snow-use – Cross-country Skiing – Trail not groomed, Snowshoeing Prohibited – Motorized Vehicles, Motorized Over-snow Vehicles, Pack and Saddle Animals As a visitor to the National Forest, you are asked to follow certain rules designed to protect the Forest, natural resources and to provide for public safety of visitors.  These rules are available to you on-line or at any office of the Huron-Manistee National Forests. Please take time to read and understand them. General Topic orders apply across the Forests. Applicable Orders –

  • Motorized Vehicle Use of Roads, Trails and Off-road Areas
  • Occupancy and Use
Closest Towns: Harrisville, Curran, Barton City
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Huron Shores Ranger Stranger – 5761 N. Skeel Rd., Oscoda, MI 48750

Campground Camping

Reservation Info No reservation needed. All sites are first come, first serve.
No. of Sites Single: 9

Lake and Pond Fishing

Fish Species Sunfish, Perch, Bass, Trout
Fishing Method Fly, Pole
Fishing Platform No
Fishing Mode Boat, Shore, Wade
Water/Flow Level Maximum depth: 38 feet
Water Temperature Cold
Accessible Platform No
Cleaning Station No

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References and More Info

  • USDA
  • Compass Latitude: 44°39’10.7″N
  • Compass Longitude: 83°40’31.5″W
  • Numeric Latitude: 44.652968
  • Numeric Longitude: ‘-83.675417
  • Elevation in Feet:
  • Elevation in Meters:
  • Trail Measurement: 3,000 Acres


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