AUSABLE RIVER CAMPING, MI

AuSable River Dispersed Camping is a unique series of 102 individually designated single-family campsites on a 55-mile stretch of the lovely AuSable River. All campsites are within Alcona and Iosco Counties in Michigan. These rustic sites are divided into sections near Alcona ...
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Know Before You Go
  • No water, toilets or dumpsters; please bring your own
  • Fires in campfire rings only
  • No off-road vehicles allowed
  • This facility has first-come, first-served sites outside the reservation season
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    The Michigan Department of Community health has issued a "do not eat" advisory for all fish caught from Clarks Marsh and the Lower Au Sable River in Iosco County, MI. Laboratory analysis of the samples indicates that levels of perfluorinated chemicals (PFC's) in the fish are too high for people to eat safety. To learn more about the public health advisory please visit the website: www.michigan.gov
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Alcona Pond STANDARD NONELECTRIC 10 26 Back-In
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Alcona Pond STANDARD NONELECTRIC 10 26 Back-In
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Alcona Pond STANDARD NONELECTRIC 10 18 Back-In
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Alcona Pond BOAT IN 10 0
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Alcona Pond STANDARD NONELECTRIC 10 26 Back-In
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Alcona Pond STANDARD NONELECTRIC 10 18 Back-In
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Ausable Semi-Primitive North WALK TO 10 0
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Ausable Semi-Primitive North BOAT IN 10 0
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Ausable Semi-Primitive North WALK TO 10 0
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Ausable Semi-Primitive North STANDARD NONELECTRIC 10 18 Back-In
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Ausable Semi-Primitive North BOAT IN 10 0
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Ausable Semi-Primitive North BOAT IN 10 0
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Ausable Semi-Primitive North BOAT IN 10 0
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Ausable Semi-Primitive North BOAT IN 10 0
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Ausable Semi-Primitve South BOAT IN 10 0
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Ausable Semi-Primitve South BOAT IN 10 0
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Ausable Semi-Primitve South BOAT IN 10 0
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Ausable Semi-Primitve South BOAT IN 10 0
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Ausable Semi-Primitve South BOAT IN 10 0
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Cooke Pond BOAT IN 10 0
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Cooke Pond BOAT IN 10 0
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Cooke Pond BOAT IN 10 0
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Cooke Pond BOAT IN 10 0
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Cooke Pond BOAT IN 10 0
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Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

AuSable River Dispersed Camping is a unique series of 102 individually designated single-family campsites on a 55-mile stretch of the lovely AuSable River. All campsites are within Alcona and Iosco Counties in Michigan.

These rustic sites are divided into sections near Alcona Pond, the AuSable Semi-Primitive Non-Motorized Area, Loud Pond, Five Channels Pond, Cooke Pond, Foote Pond and Lower Ausable. Each are ideal for family camping, with opportunities for fly fishing, swimming, canoeing and bird watching.

Natural Features:

Campsites sit on bluffs that range from five to 300 feet above the waterline of the lower AuSable River. Depending on the site, access to the river may be difficult due to steep or eroding slopes.

The AuSable River meanders across 138 miles of Michigan and flows into the great lake, Lake Huron.

Recreation:

Both river and lake fishing are available for perch, bass and pike walleye. One recommended spot is the Whirlpool Angler access point. All sites are also near the River Road National Scenic Byway, which offers wonderful views of the river valley.

The campground has boat-in camping, and canoe rentals are available in Glennie, Hale, Mio and Oscoda.

Facilities:

All sites are primitive with no drinking water, toilets or trash removal. Campers are expected to bring plenty of water, portable toilets and garbage bags. Parking aprons are dirt or gravel.

Booking Window
Mon Apr 28 2014 - Fri Oct 24 2014

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Walk In Wed Jan 01 2014 Wed May 14 2014
Peak Thu May 15 2014 Tue Sep 30 2014
Walk In Wed Oct 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Walk In Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu May 14 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat-In Sites
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Lake Access
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • River Access
  • Scenic Overlooks
  • Self Pay Station
  • Waterfront Sites
  • Wildlife Viewing
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Walk In Season
Jan 01 2014 -
May 14 2014
WALK TO $0.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $0.00
BOAT IN $0.00
Peak Season
May 15 2014 -
Sep 30 2014
WALK TO $10.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $10.00
BOAT IN $10.00
Walk In Season
Oct 01 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
WALK TO $0.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $0.00
BOAT IN $0.00
Walk In Season
Jan 01 2015 -
May 14 2015
WALK TO $0.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $0.00
BOAT IN $0.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
44.43528, -83.62389
44°26'7"N, 83°37'26"W

Designated campsites are spread along 55 miles of river shoreline between the AuSable River Access at 4001 Bridge (7 miles northwest of Glennie, MI) to near the Whirlpool AuSable River Access (4 miles west of Oscoda, MI).

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Contact Information

Mailing Address:

AUSABLE RIVER CAMPING
5761 NORTH SKEEL AVENUE
OSCODA MI 48750

Phone Number:

Information: (989)362-8961
Additional Information