O'Brien Lake Fishing Access, MI

US Forest Service

O'Brien Lake Fishing Access

O'Brien Lake is a 10-acre cold-water lake that is open to trout fishing. Camping can be found at Buttercup Campground and Alcona Pond. Boating access is by carry-in only.



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From Grayling -

  • Travel east on M-72 for 30 miles.
  • Turn left and travel north on M-72/M-33 for .5 miles.
  • Turn right and travel east onto McKinley Dr./F32.
  • Turn right and travel south on E. River Dr. for <.1 miles.
  • Turn left and travel east on Reed. Rd/FR4836.
  • The road will branch into FR 4836 and FR 4061.
  • Take left fork/FR 4061 for 1.5 miles.
  • The road terminates at the site.

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