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Old September 2nd, 2008, 02:05 PM   #1
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Okay guys I have a quick question:

In Grayling, by Camp Grayling off of Military Road on the second dirt path to the right after the fence there is a big hill with several tracks up it - now for those of you who know where I am talking about:

1. Is it legal to drive in this area?
2. Is it legal to camp on top of the hill?

Please don't jump all over me, pretty new to the wheeling and trying to figure out all of the rules and regulations.

Thanks for your help.
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 02:17 PM   #2
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You will have to ask yourself this question, can your grandma's Buick make it up the hill without acting in an erosive manner?

If she spins a tire climbing to the top, or any given CO (Conservation Officer) thinks she might, you cannot legally be there, unless however, it is signed as an ORV route. Which, the hill you are reffering to is not.

Also, you must obtain a camping permit for dispersed camping on State Land and I would also look into camping on the NG base as it may be closed to overnight stays. Camping permits for state land can be picked up at any DNR office between the hours of 9am an 5pm.
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 02:19 PM   #3
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i believe i know where you are talking of and it is near the limits so I will refrain from giving an exact yes or no but if someone else can verify the following would apply. if its on Camp Grayling property its legal to wheel but not to camp. if state forest it would be legal to camp but not wheel.
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 02:25 PM   #4
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if its on the base then it is not regulated by the DNR and the regulations regarding passible by 2wd vehicle do not apply. Camp Grayling is a blast just remember on coming traffic may consist of an Abrahms M1A1/M1A2 tank.

If gates are locked do not go around them, this means the missle range is hot and you are not allowed
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 03:44 PM   #5
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that hill is called stoner mountain and the gravel pit next to it is military gravel pits. i run them trails every week and never seen a DNR officer anywhere near military road. they wont give you a hard time driving around the area as long as the military isnt shooting anywhere near. i have a friend that can take his 2 wheel drive car up the far left side of the hill. if you go to the top you'll see burnt wood from us having a campfire on top of the hill. i would do it and if they say anything just tell them you never touch the sand hill and you drove in from the back of the hill because there is a trail on the back thats not bad
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Thanks for the info!
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 08:51 AM   #7
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if its on the base then it is not regulated by the DNR and the regulations regarding passible by 2wd vehicle do not apply.
Somebody needs to tell the DNR that this is the way it is, they tend to argue that point when your climbing hills in 4 wheel drive on the base. And, can you get that in writing?
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