The campground is adjacent to the South Branch River, near the Au Sable River Semi-Primitive Nonmotorized Area. If you are traveling west to east, the South Branch Trail Campground and the River Road Trail Campground are the last two campgrounds before reaching Lake Huron.
The Shore-to-Shore Trail begins in Empire near Lake Michigan, on the west side of the state and ends at Lake Huron on the eastern side of the state. The trail passes under I-75, north of Grayling, and then continues eastward to follow the historic Au Sable River to its end in Au Sable, just south of Oscoda.
At a Glance
Open May 10 to September 15. Gated when closed.
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week unless otherwise posted. Forest quiet hours apply.
Recreation Enhancement Act Fee -Camping -
Per Night: $15.00
Special Use Permit -
No special use permit is required for individuals or small groups (74 people or less).
Permits are required for commercial, event or large groups (75 people or more).
April 1 to November 30
Nonmotorized Snow Use
Saddle and Pack Animals
Motorized Over-snow Vehicles
Forest-wide Closures - CampingCamping in Developed Recreation Areas
Camping in a developed campground for a period longer than 14 consecutive days unless posted otherwise.
Entering or being in a developed recreation site or portion thereof when posted CLOSED.
Entering or remaining in a campground between 10 PM and 6 AM when posted - except for properly registered campers.
Using a developed campsite by more than eight (8) people on a single unit or by more than sixteen (16) people on a double site.
Parking or leaving a vehicle in violation of posted instructions, including the use of a handicap-parking site without a valid state permit properly displayed.
Parking a vehicle outside the parking space assigned to one's own camp unit or other designated parking area.
Occupying a developed campsite by parking more than one camper, trailer, or motor home (RV) on a single unit site. Parking more than two camping vehicles or camping trailers on a double unit site or exceeding limits to group sites unless otherwise posted.
Parking, possessing, or leaving more than two vehicles per single unit camp site or four vehicles per double unit sites, except bicycles, motorcycles, or ATV's on trailers, unless posted otherwise.
Being publicly nudeStoring Watercraft
Storing, mooring, or leaving a boat or raft over 24 hours.
Parking in violation of posted instructions.
Huron Shores Ranger Station - (989) 739-0728
Huron Shores Ranger Station (989) 739-0728
Travel west on M-55 for 14.7 miles.
Turn right and travel north on M-65 for 14 miles.
Turn left and travel west on Rollway Rd. for 3 miles.
The site is located on the right.
Location - Shore-to-Shore Horse Trail
Nearby Recreation Areas -
South Branch River
County - Iosco
Seasonal and Other Information -
Gated when closed.
Camping & Cabins
Generator Driven Water Pump - 5,000 watt generator needed, generator not provided
No reservation needed. All sites are first come, first served.
No. of Sites
Group Site -
Reservation needed -
Mid-May to Mid-September
One time reservation fee of $9.00
Reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance of visit.
Reservations must be made at least 3 days in advance of visit.