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Au Sable National Scenic River, MI

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Au Sable National Scenic River

The Au Sable National Scenic River, is a 23-mile portion of the Au Sable River that stretches from Mio to Alcona Pond. President Ronald Reagan signed the law establishing the segment of river as a National...[more]

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Directions

Location - The scenic portion of the river runs from Mio Dam Pond to Alcona Pond Site.  For directions to a particular campground, please visit that campgrounds page. 

 From Grayling -

Highbanks Overlook

  • Travel east on M-72 for 30 miles.
  • Turn right and travel south on M-33 for 6 miles.
  • Turn left and travel east on County Rd./Curtisville Rd. for 16.5 miles.
  • Turn left and travel on Au Sable Rd. for .5 miles.
  • Turn left and travel on FR 3993 for .25 miles to parking lot.

Latitude: 44.619185 Longitude: -83.839156

Loud's Rest Stop

  • Travel east on M-72 for 30 miles.
  • Turn left and travel north on M-72/M-33 for .5 miles.
  • Turn right and travel east on McKinley Dr. for 1.5 miles.
  • Turn right and travel on FR 4366 into entrance the site and follow the signs.

 Latitude: 44.661931  Longitude: -84.1053

 

Davis Rest Stop

  • Travel east on M-72 for 30 miles.
  • Turn left and travel north on M-72/M-33 for .5 miles.
  • Turn right and travel east on McKinley Dr. for 7.5 miles.
  • Turn right and travel south on FR 4371 for .75 miles.

  Latitude: 44.651158  Longitude: -83.992207

 

McKinley Landing

  • Travel east on M-72 for 30 miles.
  • Turn left and travel north on M-72/M-33 for .5 miles.
  • Turn right and travel east on McKinley Dr. for 10 miles.
  • Turn right and travel south on Evans Rd. for .5 miles. Cross the river and turn right into the entrance.

 Latitude: 44.642129  Longitude: -83.941364

 

4001 Canoe Landing

  • Travel east on M-72 for 30 miles.
  • Turn right and go south on M-33 for 6 miles.
  • Turn left and go east on County Rd. 604/Curtisville Rd. for 16 miles.
  • The entrance is located on the right.

 Latitude: 44.651158  Longitude: -83.992207

Activities
  • CAMPING CAMPING
  • HIKING HIKING
  • PICNICKING PICNICKING
  • RECREATIONAL VEHICLES RECREATIONAL VEHICLES
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