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Hoist Lakes Foot Travel Area

20 miles of hiking and back-country skiing trails through aspen, birch, pine and hardwood forests. Numerous Kettle lakes and bogs add to the outdoor experience.

Hoist Lakes encompasses over 10,000 acres of pine, aspen and hardwood forests. The area is large enough to challenge any backpacking enthusiast. There are over 20 miles of trails winding through small pothole lakes and areas of beaver flooding, as well as over and around hills and ridges. As you travel through the area, watch for examples of timber harvesting and tree regeneration, wildlife management and watershed management. Hunting and fishing are permitted in season. The Hoist Lakes Area is home to white-tail deer, black bear, raccoon, red fox, coyote, beaver, otter, mink, badger, skunks, and squirrels. North Hoist Lake is home to bass and sunfish while South Hoist Lake is a designated trout lake and is regularly stocked with rainbow trout. Byron Lake offers good bass and perch fishing. National Forest Service vehicle pass is required.


Location - Hoist/Reid Lake Areas

Nearby Recreation Areas -

  • Reid Lake Semi-Primitive Nonmotorized Area
  • Horseshoe Lake Campground
  • Horseshoe Lake Boat Launch
  • O'Brien Lake

Acreage - 9,700

County - Alcona

Seasonal and Other Information -

  • This site is not gated during the off season
  • This site is not maintained in winter:
    • Access road and/or parking lot are not plowed.
    • No water and/or toilet facilties are available.
Campground Campground
Trailhead Trailhead
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