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MONUMENT CAMPGROUND, MI

Photo: MONUMENT CAMPGROUND
Status: Closed through Tue May 20 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Monument Campground was established in 1909 as one of the first campgrounds built in the Huron National Forest. The campground is a fully accessible camping area within a red pine plantation.

Families love this conveniently located campsite, just 15 minutes from Lake Huron off the River Road National Scenic Byway.

Natural Features:

Each site is secluded and shaded with large oak and red pine near the AuSable River. The river flows from west to east for 138 miles until it reaches the great lake, Lake Huron.

Recreation:

Campers can access the Highbanks Hiking Trail from the campground or explore the 22-mile River Road National Scenic Byway that overlooks the lovely AuSable River valley.

Beside the campground is the Lumberman's Monument Visitor Center, replete with information about the area's rich lumbering history. Here, visitors can climb through a log jam, use a peavey, cut a wooden cookie with a cross-cut saw, and learn about the life of a lumberjack through video and displays.

Facilities:

Pressurized drinking water, vault toilets, trash collection and grills are among the amenities offered at the campground. A host is onsite to answer questions and sell firewood.

In the nearby visitor center, campers can partake in educational programs and browse through the gift shop.

Nearby Attractions:

Explore the many trails of the Huron-Manistee National Forests and spend time at Lake Huron.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Barrier-Free Facilities
  • Berry Picking
  • Birding
  • Drinking Water
  • Educational Programs
  • Grills
  • Hiking Trails
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Paved Roads
  • Pressurized Water
  • Visitor Center
  • Wildlife Viewing
Less Than 1000 Feet
  • Administrative Office
  • Gift Shop
  • Hiking
  • Interpretive Trails
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Sight Seeing
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • All Terrain Vehicle
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Off Road Vehicle Trails
Within 10 Miles
  • Accessible Boarding Dock
  • Accessible Fishing Dock
  • Bait Shop
  • Boat Ramp
  • Golf
  • Horse Trail
  • River Access
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Dump Station
Know Before You Go
  • Vehicles must fit on camping spur
  • Fires in campfire rings only
  • Limit 8 campers per single site
  • For more information on Huron-Manistee National Forests, click here

Firewood restrictions are in effect to prevent the spread of invasive insects and disease: Click here for more information.
  • Don't move firewood: To limit the spread of invasive tree-killing pests, firewood from outside the area is not permitted. Some states have quarantines and may confiscate your firewood. Please help protect our forests from invasive species by obtaining your firewood at or near your camping destination and burning it on-site. Visit don'tmovefirewood.org for more information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
44.43361, -83.61833
44°26'1"N, 83°37'6"W

Monument Campground is located on River Road, 15 miles west of Oscoda, Michigan.

From East Tawas: Follow Wilber Road north to Monument Road. Continue on Monument Road 11 Miles to River Road. Turn right and travel about .5 miles to the campground entrance on the left.

From Hale, Michigan: Travel 11 miles north and east along M-65, turn right onto River Road and continue 3.5 miles to the campground entrance.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

MONUMENT CAMPGROUND

Oscoda MI 48750

Phone Number:

Project Office:(989)739-0728

Special Events:

    The events listed here are not intended to be an all inclusive list. Please contact the park for further details.

  • Interpretive programs that are geared for children. These take place at Lumberman's Monument Visitor Center which is with-in walking distance from the campground. A hardened trail leads from the campground to the program shelter. Kid's Day events usually occur on Tuesday however a full schedule of events occur throughout the week. from Jun 28 2011 to Aug 23 2011