Michigan: The Mounds Off-Road Vehicle Area

Mount Morris, Mich.

The Mounds Off-Road Vehicle Area in Mount Morris, Mich., has just about anything an ATV rider would want for a weekend of entertainment — ATV trails, mud holes, pits and open scrambles riding areas.

Just three miles north of Flint and about an hour from Detroit, this 370-acre Genesee County park—with 230 acres available for riding—offers a great getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life.

And if you’re looking for challenging terrain, this is the place to be.

Keep in mind that the park is open not only to ATVs, but to motorcycles, dune buggies, Jeeps and pickup trucks as well. All trails are two-way, but there are also dedicated ATV trails.

You should be aware that the park includes regulated wetlands where off-highway vehicles (OHVs) aren’t allowed.

The park is open year round, but from March 15 to May 15 no trucks are allowed, and ATVs and motorcycles are restricted to an eight-acre scramble area.

A resident daily pass is $8 per vehicle and a season pass, which is good for the calendar year, is $35. A non-resident pays $11 per vehicle per day and $65 for a season pass.

Riders also must have a state of Michigan off-road vehicle sticker, which costs $16.25 and can be purchased wherever hunting and fishing licenses are sold.

The Mounds is open from 8 a.m. to sunset Monday through Saturday, and from noon to sunset on Sunday.

Riders must wear helmets and eye protection, and ATVs must have a U.S. Forest Service-approved spark arrester.

In addition, vehicles must comply with Michigan’s sound limit of 94 decibels.

Children under 16 must have a Michigan ORV safety certificate and must be supervised by an adult. For information on how to get a Michigan ORV safety certificate, go to Michigan.gov/DNR and look for “recreational safety classes.”

No alcohol is allowed at The Mounds.

Additional information is available online at GeneseeCountyParks.org/pages/MoundsORV. The Mounds is located at 6145 Mt. Morris Rd., Mt. Morris, Mich., 48458.