Rollways Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

River Road National Scenic BywayRollways Campground was built in 1909 and was one of the first campgrounds established on the Huron. The pull-through campsites accommodate large motor homes and trailers.

Brochure with map:

  • River Road National Scenic Byway (pdf) - this brochure shows River Road, the Au Sable River and Lumberman's Monument
  • Highbanks River Trail Map (coming soon)
  • Eagle Run Trail Map (coming soon)

The brochure is set to print on 11 x 17 paper, landscape (wide) orientation.  To print on 8 1/2 x 11 paper set the print area to "shrink to printable area", this will make the text on the page smaller. The trail maps are set to printon 8.5x11 paper.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: This campground is open May 15, 2016 to Sept. 15, 2016. Gated when closed.
Operational Hours: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week unless otherwise posted. Forest quiet hours apply.
Rentals & Guides: Canoe Rentals -
  • Glennie:
    • Alcona Canoe Rental
  • Hale:
    • Rollways Resort
  • Mio:
    • Gotts Landing
    • Hinchman's Acres Resort
  • Oscoda:
    • Au Sable River Kayaking Company LLC; B & B LLC (Hunts)
    • Oscoda Canoe Rental
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).
Visit the Passes and Permits section for more information on obtaining a special use permit.
Open Season: May 15
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 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: Hale, Glennie
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Huron Shores Ranger Station - (989) 739-0728
Information Center:

General Information


From Tawas-

  • Travel west on M-55 for 14.7 miles.
  • Turn right and travel north on M-65 for 14 miles.
  • Turn left and travel north on Rollways Rd. for 500 ft.
  • The site is located on the right.

From Oscoda -

  • Travel west on River Rd. for 19 miles.
  • Turn left and travel south on M-65 for 4.5 miles.
  • Turn right and travel west on Rollways Rd. for 500 ft.
  • The site is on the right. 

General Notes:

Location - River Road National Scenic Byway, Au Sable River

Nearby Recreation Areas -

  • Rollways Day Use Area

County - Iosco

Seasonal and Other Information -

  • Gated when closed.

  • Accessible parking is available.  
  • Restroom facilities are accessible.  


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Boating - Non-Motorized

Size RestrictionsNone
Class of Rapids0
Type of CraftCanoe, Kayak