The day use area is adjacent to the Rollways Campground. A short, .5 hour walk between the day use site and Westgate Scenic Overlook provides visitors with access to the campground.
At a Glance
Open May 14 to September 15. Gated when closed.
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week unless otherwise posted.
Rentals & Guides:
Canoe Rentals -
Alcona Canoe Rental
Hinchman's Acres Resort
Au Sable River Kayaking Company LLC; B & B LLC (Hunts)
Oscoda Canoe Rental
Recreation Enhancement Act Fee -Day Use -
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.
May 14 - September 15
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.