Monument Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

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: Au Sable River Primitive Camping -
  • No permit or reservation is required outside of the permitted season.
  • Camping Permit required at primitive campsites from May 15 to September 10.
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).
Visit the Passes and Permits section for more information on obtaining a special use permit.
Open Season: May 12
Usage: Light
Best Season: May 15 to September 13
Restrictions: As a visitor to the National Forest, you are asked to follow certain rules designed to protect the Forest, natural resources and to provide for public safety of visitors. These rules are available to you on-line or at any office of the Huron-Manistee National Forests. Please take time to read and understand them. General Topic orders apply across the Forests. Applicable Orders -
  • Au Sable National Scenic River Corridor; R904-14-18
  • Au Sable River and Cooke Pond Semi-primitive Motorized Areas, shorelines of Alcona Pond and the Eable Run Trail System; R904-14-21
  • Motorized Vehicle Use of Roads, Trails and Off-road Areas; R904-14-02
  • Occupancy and Use; R904-14-03
Highlights - Camping is prohibited, except at designated campgrounds or campsites.
Closest Towns: Tawas, Oscoda, Hale, Glennie
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Huron Shores Ranger Station - (989) 739-0728
Information Center:

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.

Accessibility:
  • Paved drive
  • Paved parking pads
  • Accessible restrooms

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