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.
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.