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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.

Directions:
Alcona Pond – located approximately 6 miles west of Glennie and 10 miles southeast of McKinley.

Semi-Primitive Nonmotorized Area – Between Alcona Dam and Loud Pond, access is at Alcona Dam, Thompson’s Landing or Loud Dam.

Loud Pond – located 20 miles west of Oscoda/Au Sable and 18 miles northwest of Tawas/East Tawas. The access is located at Loud Dam.

Five Channels – located approximately 19-miles west of Oscoda/Au Sable and 16-miles northwest of Tawas/East Tawas between Bissonette Road and River Road. The access is at Five Channels Dam.

Cooke Pond – located 15 miles west of Oscoda/Au Sable and 14 miles northwest of Tawas/East Tawas between Bissonette Road and River Road. Access is at Pine Acres, Sawmill Point and Cooke Dam.

Sawmill Point – Located 15 miles west of Oscoda on River Rod. Turn north on Cooke Dam Rd.

Foote Pond – located approximately 7 miles west of Oscoda/Au Sable and 14 miles northwest of Tawas/East Tawas between Bissonette and River Roads. Access at Cooke Dam, Foote Site Park.

Lower Au Sable Primitive Camping – located on the east stretch of the Au Sable River, west of Oscoda/Au Sable. Access is at Foote Dam or Whirlpool Angler Access.

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Ausable River Camping, MI Site 060W, Cooke Dam Road, Oscoda, MI, USA

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