Gabions Campground

Huron-Manistee National Forests

Gabions Campground offers camping on the National Scenic stretch of the Au Sable River. Natural springs are common on this section of the river, including a small one at the river's edge near the gabions. Gabions are rock-filled wire baskets that are placed along the riverbank to help reduce erosion. 

The Shore-to-Shore Trail passes near the campground; however, Gabions is not a designated horse camp and horse camping is not permitted. Wildlife and waterfowl viewing opportunities exist; please respect wildlife and observe from a distance. 

Amenities available include a vault toilet and trash collection. There is no water provided in the campground. Campsites are equipped with picnic tables, campfire rings, and lantern posts. 

Need to Know

Natural Features

The Au Sable River is a short walk from the campground where visitors can experience world class fishing and floating opportunities. 

Each site is shaded by a mixed forest of hardwoods, red pines, and jack pine.


Contact Information


Mio Ranger Station 107 McKinley Rd Mio MI 48647

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 989-826-3252

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

From the South on M33: 

From Mio via McKinley Road: 

Available Campsites

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