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Au Sable River Primitive Camping

10 Reviews

About This Campground

USDA Forest Service

Ausable River Primitive Camping is not a physical campground located at one location. A series of 102 individually designated single-family campsites are located on a 55-mile stretch of the Ausable River shoreline and bluffs within Alcona and Iosco Counties, from 4001 Bridge to Oscoda.

Reservation Info

Permit Info: Camping -

No permit or reservation is required outside of the permitted season.
Camping Permit required at primitive campsites from May 15 to September 10.

Special Use Permit -

No special use permit is required for individuals or small groups (74 people or…
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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)

Features

For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Water Hookups
  • Pull-Through Sites

Reviews

10 Reviews of Au Sable River Primitive Camping

Ratings Breakdown

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Nicole D.
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2021

My favorite place in the LP

The drive in sites near the whirlpool are my favorite sites in the Lower Penninsula. Quiet and very private. They only have a fire ring, no picnic tables or bathrooms. Large, wide open sites overlooking the Ausable River. We can at site 101 every year and will continue to do so for a long…

Site100
Month of VisitSeptember
Megan S.
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2021

HEAVEN + HAPPINESS + PERFECTION

The absolute BEST campsite I have ever camped at in Michigan! The perfect morning and evening view of the river. Directly across from the best fishing spot and shoreline to soak up the summer sun. Kayaking only to get there was SUCH a fun experience! Highly recommend this gem of a spot.

Site009C
Month of VisitOctober
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Reviewed Jun. 18, 2021

Amazing veiw

The site we stayed at had an amazing view and was right on the water.

Site068D
Month of VisitJuly

Location

Au Sable River Primitive Camping is located in Michigan

Detail location of campground

Directions

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

Coordinates

44.43528061 N
83.62389067 W

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