Outdoor Recreation

Ogemaw County is an ideal place to spend a day, a long weekend or an entire vacation. Everything you can imagine is here for your enjoyment. We offer many great scenic adventures that will make your stay seem like a fairy tale. Enjoy the beauty of the Ogemaw Hills and the many trails that abound in the area. If your interest lies in this type of recreation be sure to call us at 800/755-9091. The beauty of this region lies in the wide variety of hills, lakes and streams. Canoeing, trout fishing and swimming are just a few of the many recreational activities that you will find in this vast four season playground. Let your mind wander back to your childhood and remember the fun you had while enjoying the beauty of nature and the feeling of renewed life that comes with being outdoors.

Outdoor Recreation
  • Golf



    The West Branch Collection of Great Golf Courses - The Dream, Green Briar, Apply Valley, The Nightmare, and West Branch Country Club (all 18 hole golf courses) are just minutes from your hotel room.

  • Fishing


    Fishing Ice Fishing

    Ogemaw County is home to many terrific trout streams, panfish lakes (be sure to ask for our Fishing and Canoeing Guide).

  • Ogemaw County Canoeing

    kayaks & canoes


    Public canoe access to the Rifle River is fairly good. Access sites are located in the Rifle River Recreation Area, the state forest campground, near Skidway Lake, Moffatt Bridge, and at Omer. In addition, there is a partially developed access site near the confluence of Klacking Creek with the Rifle.

  • Disc Golf

    West Branch Disc Golf Course

    Disc GolfOgemaw Hills Recreation Complex | 2124 Dam Rd, West Branch

    New course in West Branch. Plays through rolling park. Hole #4 has option of alternate tee.

  • Hiking



    A serene place to get away and just hike for a short while or for hours. The Ogemaw Hills Pathway and The Rifle River Recreation Area give you a great facility to be able to relax and be part of nature on your hike.

  • ORVs in Ogemaw County



    If you are looking to do some trail riding Ogemaw County is the place to go.

  • Biking in Ogemaw County


    Biking Mountain Biking

    Bike through the seasons in Ogemaw County. You can enjoy the change of scenery through our forests and even on our roads.

  • Ogemaw County Trail Report

    trail report

    Snowmobiling Cross Country Skiing

    Want to know how much snow is covering the snowmobile trails or ski trails have been groomed? We have you covered with the Ogemaw County Trail Report.

  • Campgrounds and RV Parks

    campgrounds & RV parks

    Campground RV Park

    There are many locations to set up camp in Ogemaw County.

  • Rifle River Recreation Area

    Rifle River Recreation Area

    Hiking Cross Country Skiing Fishing Hunting Canoeing Swimming Camping Mountain Biking Snowmobiling Watchable WildlifeApproximate Size: 4449 Acres

    The Rifle River Recreation Area covers 4,329 acres in Ogemaw County, and is the most predominant recreation facility in the watershed. The park offers 159 campsites, has several hiking trails and several lakes in its boundaries. From biking to fishing to relaxing to birdwatching, the Rifle River Recreation Area is the perfect setting to enjoy your visit to Ogemaw County.

  • Ogemaw Hills Pathway

    Ogemaw Hills Pathway

    Hiking Cross Country Skiing Mountain BikingThe Ogemaw Hills Pathway is located at the corner of Clear Lake Road and Fairview Road. Take Exit 212 (West Branch Exit) following Business Loop 75 to Fairview Road (5 miles to Ogemaw Hills Pathway).Trail Length: 13.6 Miles

    Located in the hills north of West Branch, the trails of the Ogemaw Hills Pathway wind through approximately 15 miles of the AuSable State Forest providing trails for hiking and biking and groomed cross country trails for all skill levels.

  • Winter Recreation Ogemaw County

    winter fun

    Snowmobiling Cross Country Skiing Ice Fishing

    Whatever your preference for outdoor activities in the wintertime, come to Ogemaw County and enjoy the best that nature has to offer for ice fishing, cross country skiing, snowmobiling and more.

Rifle River Recreation Area

Rifle River Recreation Area

Offers a variety of activites from fishing to hiking.

Ogemaw Hills Pathway
Ice Fishing