Foote Pond Overlook

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This overlook provides visitors with views of the Au Sable River and Foote Pond, created by the Foote Pond Dam. Habitat for eagles is visible from this vantage point, and visitors may have an opportunity to view eagles or other wildlife. This is also a spectacular location to view fall colors.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Managed season is from April 1 to November 30.
Operational Hours: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week unless otherwise posted.
Fees No Fee
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: April 1
Usage: Light
Best Season: April 1 to November 30
Closest Towns: Oscoda
Operated By: Huron Shores Ranger Station - (989) 739 - 0728

General Information


From Oscoda -

  • Travel west on River Rd. for 10 miles.
  • Site is located on the right.

General Notes:

Location - River Road National Scenic Byway, Au Sable River

Nearby Recreation Areas - None

County - Iosco

Seasonal and Other Information -

  • This site is not gated in the off season.
  • This site is not maintained in winter:
    • Access road and/or parking lot are not plowed.


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