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
Managed season is from April 1 to November 30.
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week unless otherwise posted.
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.
April 1 to November 30
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 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.