Get your toy hauler ready for a muddy adventure! Twisted Trails Off Road Park located in Manistee, MI, will take you on a thrilling journey over hills and rocks and through the mud! If you don’t have a toy hauler or your own ATV, don’t worry! Twisted Trails Off Road Park has ATV rentals! Buckle up for a crazy ride!
At the Crystal View Campground, tents and RVs are welcome! This is a rustic campground in a serene and wooded area. Some of the campsites have running water and electrical hookups, but not all do, so come prepared. This campground offers porta johns for bathrooms.
You’ll find 17 different trails here that range in difficulty from easy to extreme! Additionally, there are three different obstacle courses for those who are looking for a challenge. Explore the 240-acre park on your quad or other ATV and see what kind of trouble you can get into! Here in the mud, getting stuck is half the fun!
Twisted Trails hosts tons of events throughout the year and many of them are to fund great non-profit organizations. Some of these events include an annual Christmas tree burning party, a pumpkin run, and a haunted trail ride. But the two main events that draw the crowds are the annual Dog Party and the Mudstock Bounty Bog.
About 30 years ago a group of friends all adopted puppies from the same litter. To celebrate their new fur babies, they all went ATVing together and held a bonfire at night. This was the first night of what is now known as the Dog Party and it’s happened every year since then. This event gathers people from both the US and Canada continues to grow in attendance each year. With the Dog Party happening in both February and March, you have two chances to attend. Make sure to bring your S’moreo ingredients!
Mudstock Bounty Bog
After three full days of mud and food, you’re bound to go home dirty and full! People come from all over to go off-roading, eat great food, and listen to awesome music! There is even a fireworks display!
Around the Area
If you’ve had it up to your eyeballs in mud and want to find something different (or cleaner) to do, you’ll find some interesting things in the Manistee area.
Book a charter fishing boat at Michigan Sport Fishing Company LLC for a fun day out on the water. Load up your cooler with trout and salmon from the big lake or check out the Manistee River for other types of fish!
Check out Douglas Valley’s tasting house and sample wine and hard ciders! You can even pick up some great produce at the farmer’s market while you’re there. Head into the store for wines, hard ciders, and gift baskets to take home!
Visit the Vogue Theater, which is over 70 years old! You can catch old movies and classics here with popcorn, candy, and fountain beverages! This place has been renovated but still has some of its original features, which make it a beautiful place to visit!
Gear up, get out there, and get dirty! This place isn’t for the neat and tidy, so wear clothes you don’t care about and expect to be covered in mud from head to toe! You’ll have an amazing time and make tons of friends. We’re willing to bet that if you go once, you’ll make this a regular destination!