The mission of the Friends of Bald Mountain Recreation Area is to foster community participation and encourage exploration of Bald Mountain Recreation Area’s unique resources.

Approximately 4637 Acres in Addison, Oakland and Orion Townships.

A site map of the park

The Friends group is in need of volunteers and people who have a sincere interest in preserving and utilizing Bald Mountain Recreation Area.  The dedicated individuals who currently volunteer on the board of directors for the Friends group help provide direction for the DNR for new entertainment experiences and updated facilities.  If you use the park and want to have a say in future enhancements get involved.  Please contact the Friends or call the park office and tell them you want to attend a meeting.  The Friends board meets monthly at the park office.  Visit the calendar for a complete list of meetings and events.

Preserving History in the Park

Oakland county is host to more than 130 sites designated under the State Register of Historic Sites.  These sites are recognized with a Michigan historic marker commonly seen across the Michigan landscape.  Bald Mountain Recreation Area is host to two of these markers, as well as a third site recognized under the National Trust for Historic Places.

The Friends Group was instrumental in obtaining the Michigan historic markers for the two sites in the park:

The National Trust designation, approved in 2013, recognizes the five structures related to Trout Lake in the south unit.