Monument Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Monument Campground

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.

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: Annual services at the site will resume for spring on May 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 -
  • Single Site: $15.00/night
  • Double Site: $30/night
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 1 - October 17
Usage: Medium-Heavy
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:
  • Huron Shores Ranger Station 989-739-0728
  • Lumberman's Monument Visitor Center 989-362-8961
  • Email

General Information


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.

  • Paved drive
  • Paved parking pads
  • Accessible restrooms

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Camping & Cabins

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