ORV Ordinance

Know the law before you go out on the road! Read the rules and find related maps and resources.


Explore hiking, biking, skiing, horseback riding, ORV/ATV, snowmobile, and motorcycle trails in Iosco County.

Recreation Plan

The Recreation Plan serves as a guideline to improve recreation facilities and develop new recreational opportunities.

Parks Commission Members

Benjamin Brewer/Cal McLaren

Road Commissioner

Fred Strauer

Drain Commissioner

Planning Commission


Brian Loeffler

District 4 Commissioner

Gary Blaser, Chairman

National City resident

term expires 12/31/22

Robert Leslie

Whittemore resident

term expires 12/31/22

Susan Flora

East Tawas resident

term expires 12/31/22

James McArdle

Tawas resident

term expires 12/31/22

Jerry Smith

East Tawas resident

term expires 12/31/22

Jane Hayward

Oscoda resident

term expires 12/31/22

Cheryl McDonell, Secretary

Hale resident

term expires 1/1/25

Statute reads: Includes Chairman of County Planning Commission, Drain Commissioner, and Chairman of Road Commission. Consists of 10 members, including Chairman of Road Commission, County Drain Commissioner, Chairman of Planning Commission, and 7 members appointed by the Board of Commissioners for 3-year staggered terms, at least 1 or not more than 3 of whom shall be members of the Board of Commissioners.


Accomplished Projects:
  • Tawas Point: Boat Ramp
  • Plainfield Township: Walking Path
  • Oscoda Township: Maintenance of Groomer Barn
Currently Working On:
  • Iosco County: Parks Improvements
  • Updating the Iosco County Parks and Recreation 5-Year Master Plan

Community Grant Application

The Iosco County Community Grant Program was established by the Iosco County Parks and Recreation Commission to assist local units of government and other organizations eligible by State Statute in improving their community parks and recreation opportunities. Apply for the grant online.