Bald Mountain Recreation Area

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Bald Mountain Recreation Area

Michigan

(248) 693-6767

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Overview

Bald Mountain Recreation Area consists of 4,637 rolling acres. The picturesque park area has some of the steepest hills and most rugged terrain in southeastern Michigan. Camping is limited to rustic cabins, but the extensive trails, inland lakes, trout streams and wild game provide recreation opportunities all year long.

Map of Bald Mountain Rec. Area (MI)

Latitude, Longitude: 42.764382, -83.226547

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Activities

  • Boating

    The north unit lakes are small and not condusive to major powerboating, making them popular among canoers and kayakers. Boating access sites are located at Lake Orion, Squaw Lake, and Lakeville Lake. Park launch sites are at East Graham Lake, Lower Trout Lake, Prince Lake, Chamberlain Lake, and Shoe Lake.

  • Bicycling

    Nearly 15 miles of trails are available in two parcels. To the north, the Green, White, Blue and Orange trails are shared with hikers. Parking and trails can be accessed from Lake George, Premore, Miller and Harmon roads. To the south, the Red, Yellow, Orange, Blue, Green and White trails, also shared with hikers, can be accessed from Greenshield and Kern roads. Mountain bikes are discouraged while trails are snow-covered to make way for cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.

  • Camping

    Two rustic cabins are offered for rental. A vault toilet is provided at each.

  • Fishing

    Graham Lake in the north draws the most anglers. Trout Creek and Paint Creek are designated trout streams. Panfish, northern pike and largemouth bass can be found in all lakes. Two universally accessible piers makes fishing available to everyone. One pier is located East Graham and one at Lower Trout Lake.

  • Hiking

    The park contains some of the steepest hills and most rugged terrains in southeast Michigan. There are 15 miles of marked hiking trails.

  • Hunting

    The park is open to hunting and trapping during regular seasons from September 15 to March 31. Species with excellent to good hunting include goose, deer, rabbit, squirrel, woodcock, duck, raccoon and woodchuck. Partridge, pheasant and turkey seasons have not been as successful. Trapping success for muskrat, mink and beaver has been noted. The range is open year round Thursday through Monday. Hunting hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. during hunting season.

  • Off Highway Vehicles

    Seven miles of trails are available in the south end of the park for snowmobiling.

  • Picnicking

    The picnic area providea picnic tables and fire pits/grills. Two picnic shelters can be reserved for family or company events.

  • Water Sports

    This sandy beach located on Lower Trout Lake was honored in 1986 as Detroit Monthly's "Best of Detroit" award. A beach house is open during the summer months.

  • Winter Sports

    Eight miles of trails in the north unit are groomed for cross-country skiing. Seven miles of trails are available in the south end of the park for this snowmobiling.

Directions

Driving

The park is located in Oakland County. Beach and day use areas are on M-24, about 2.5 miles from I-75; headquarters is 1.5 miles east of M-24 on Greenshield Road.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(248) 693-6767

Campground reservations

(800) 447-2757

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