Monument Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Monument CG - Entrance Sign

Monument Campground, established in 1909, was one of the first campgrounds built on the Huron National Forest. Monument Campground is a fully accessible camping area within a red pine plantation.  This campground is located on River Road National Scenic Byway and is adjacent to Lumberman's Monument Visitor Center.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open May 15 to October 1
Operational Hours: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week unless otherwise posted. Forest quiet hours apply.
Fees Recreation Enhancement Act Fee - Camping -
  • Per Night: $15.00
Permit Info: 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).
Open Season: May 12
Usage: Light
Best Season: May 15 to September 13
Restrictions: Forest-wide Closures - Camping Camping 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 nude Storing Watercraft
  • Storing, mooring, or leaving a boat or raft over 24 hours.
Parking
  • Parking in violation of posted instructions.
Closest Towns: Tawas, Oscoda, Hale, Glennie
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Huron Shores Ranger Station - (989) 739-0728
Information Center: Huron Shores Ranger Station (989) 739-0728

General Information

Directions:

From Tawas -

  • Travel west on M-55 for .75 miles.
  • Turn right and travel north on Wilber Rd. for 1.25 miles.
  • Stay left and travel northwest on Monument Rd. for 11 miles.
  • Turn right and travel east on River Rd. for .5 miles.
  • The site is located on the left.

General Notes:

Location - River Road National Scenic Byway

Nearby Recreation Areas -

  • Lubmerman's Monument Visitor Center
  • Highbanks Trail
  • Au Sable River

County - Iosco

Seasonal and Other Information -

  • Gated when closed.

Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

 

 

 

 

 

Amenities  -

  • Pedestal grills
  • Lantern posts
  • Garbage service
Sleeping ShelterNo
Reservation Info 10 sites at Monument Campground are reservable:
  • June 15 to August 15
  • 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.

Go to: Recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777.

No. of Sites Single: 17

RV Camping

 

 

 

 

 

Amenities  -

  • Pedestal grills
  • Lantern posts
  • Garbage service
Reservation Info 10 sites at Monument Campground are reservable-

 

  • June 15 to August 15
  • 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.

Go to: Recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777.

Hookup - WaterNo
Vehicle Clearence Low
Size Restrictions 50 Ft. or Less
No. of Sites
  • Single: 17
  • Double: 2
Dump StationsNo
Hookups - ElectricNo
Pavement Type for ParkingAsphalt
Hookup - SewerNo

Group Camping

Amenities  -

  • Pedestal grills
  • Lantern posts
  • Garbage service
Sleeping ShelterNo
Reservation Info 10 sites at Monument Campground are reservable-

 

  • June 15 to August 15
  • 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.

Go to: Recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777.

Group ShelterNo
No. of Sites Double: 2
Group Cooking FacilitiesNo
Hookups - ElectricNo