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Au Sable River

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We keep coming back

So much to do. Hiking, camping, canoeing, kayaking etc. This area has a lot to offer. The beach at... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2017
Pat S
Camping off this river was awesome!

Had a primitive campsite off this river and it was an awesome time camping for a few days! The... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2016
Samii83
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This 180-mile river in the Lower Peninsula is famed for its trout fishing.
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12 Jun 2017
“We keep coming back”
21 Jul 2016
“Camping off this river was awesome!”
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Reviewed 12 June 2017

So much to do. Hiking, camping, canoeing, kayaking etc. This area has a lot to offer. The beach at Lake Huron is always a treat too. A few minutes north takes you to some good backpacking. Au Sable River Primitive Camping is a great central...More

1  Thank Pat S
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Had a primitive campsite off this river and it was an awesome time camping for a few days! The river is a little cold for swimming but canoe or kayaking down would be great.

Thank Samii83
Reviewed 10 July 2016

I beautiful river to kayak. The stretch from Grayling to Mio is more fun to kayak, b/c it's still a natural river--very sinuous and with a nice current. The stretch from Mio to Oscoda has a more pure setting, situated right inside the National Forest,...More

2  Thank Graham G
Reviewed 5 August 2015

We went canoeing from Comins Flats to the 4001 Bridge and had a wonderful time down the river. The river is absolutely beautiful and we enjoyed every minute! The river moves you along and if you are a novice like I am - it was...More

Thank aregier
Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

Our church has an annual trip to the forest where we camped while canoeing down river over two days (first day, we canoe down to our camp, second day we canoeing further down.) It is quite a hike to the campsite from the limited parking...More

1  Thank GRSalyer
Reviewed 11 June 2015

Myself and 3 friends spent 4 days fishing the Au Sable and it's Southern Branch, also the upper Manistee. We stayed at Faye's Motel in Grayling. Love the city. People are friendly, Faye's was great and the local fly shop had some very helpful people....More

1  Thank Jerry F
Reviewed 8 July 2014

I've loved the Au Sable since I was a child more than 50 years ago. I've loved it in many ways: from a canoe, from the end of a fishing rod with a steelhead on the hook, on skates in the winter time, and from...More

1  Thank vwp11
Reviewed 12 July 2013 via mobile

Went canoeing at Penrods. They were great. They helped u into and out of the canoe. Very nice scenic trip down the river. Lots of filtered sun so u don't get burned to badly. Would highly recommend this place! Plus u can bring ur dog...More

Thank kabelgal
Reviewed 1 August 2011

Go forth paddlers and festival lovers!!!! The Annual Au Sable River Fest brings you to the very heart of Michigan Americana. We cannot say enough about this wonderful experience and its tiny hamlet. Grayling, MI, surrounded by the lushness of nature itself, sits near two...More

Thank sowelumk
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