Holly Oaks ORV Park review, pics, video and info. Holly Oaks ORV Park is an all new off-road vehicle park located off Dixie Hwy at the Mt Holly entrance in Holly, MI. The park is operated and maintained by Oakland County Parks & Recreation.
The Michigan DNR wanted to offer an opportunity for legal, public off-road vehicle recreation in the Metro Detroit area, and this is definitely it!
The ORV Park just opened on September 17, 2020 and currently offers approximately 113 acres of ORV trails obstacles. It is expected that by 2023, the full 235 acres will be operational. The park was built based on the recommendations made by ORV users with decades of experience who took a long look at land to be used for the park and proposed a series of Adventure Areas highlighting a variety of riding experiences “from the mild to the wild.”
Holly Oaks ORV Park Pics
Each Adventure Area is uniquely themed and is built according to the landscape left behind by the site’s previous miners. Most of the areas are designated as “Pick Your Own Adventure.” Basically, there are many options to choose from. So, as you enter the park, you’re free to explore and choose the path that you want to ride. It’s all a big open space of different adventures. There are steep hill climbs, rubble crawls, a Shotcrete crawl (25,000 square feet of shotcrete applied to the top of Mt. Magna and sculpted to simulate rock forms), gravel hills, log climbs, flooded trails, and more. A 2-mile Endurance Trail has also been added so riders can circumnavigate the site through the landscape, like a roller coaster off the rails. OCM had the opportunity to give the park a try and it is the real deal. If you’re a fan of off-roading, this is a dream come true and offers more levels and adventures in one massive area than you could ever imagine or hope for. You will find a link to more info about the Adventure Areas as well as a park map here https://www.oakgov.com/parks/parksandtrails/holly-oaks-orv-park/Pages/default.aspx
Holly Oaks is open to all types of ORVs, including full-size vehicles, side-by-sides, all-terrain vehicles or ATVs and motorcycles. There is a daily entry fee of $15/vehicle and an ORV license and trail permit are required (they will be selling this come mid-October, 2020). Tickets for each day can be purchased online (https://www.oakgov.com/parks/parksandtrails/holly-oaks-orv-park/Pages/default.aspx) starting at 9p the night before. They may book up fast. So, be sure to watch their Facebook page for the announcement when capacity is reached for the day. Tickets can also be purchased in-person at their ticket counter (at Mt Holly until mid-October, then at the park contact station off Shields Road).
Hours of Operation
October – Fridays 2p-7p, Saturdays & Sundays 10a–7p
November 1 – 10a–5p
November 7–29 – Saturday & Sunday only 10a–5p
Winter 2021 hours will be posted on their website by mid-October.
Anticipated future hours (2021 and beyond)
April, May, September (after Labor Day), October – Open Th – Sun (Closed Mon – Wed), 10a–8p September, 10a–7p October
Winter (November – March) – Open Saturday & Sunday only, 10a–5p
Memorial Day to Labor Day – Open Wed – Mon (closed Tuesdays), 10a–8p
Thanksgiving – Closed Thanksgiving day, open Wednesday before and Friday after
Christmas – Closed Christmas day, additional open days TBD
Holly Oaks ORV Park
13536 Dixie Hwy, Holly, MI 48442
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For more info on or to purchase tickets for the Holly Oaks ORV Park, visit www.oakgov.com/parks/parksandtrails/holly-oaks-orv-park