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Kiwanis Monument

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

River Road National Scenic Byway

Kiwanis Monument commemorates the efforts of private citizens in the reforesting of Michigan's barren lands.

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.

Flickr Photo Albums:

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Maintenance ends November 30. This site is not plowed in winter.
Operational Hours: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week unless otherwise posted.
Area Amenities: Parking
Fees No Fee
Permit Info: 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.
Open Season: January 1 - December 31
Usage: Light
Best Season: April 1 to November 30
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: Tawas
Water: None
Operated By: Huron Shores Ranger District - (989) 739-0728
Information Center:

General Information

Directions:

From Tawas -

  • Travel west on River Rd. for 15 miles.
  • Turn left and travel south on Monument Rd. for .25 miles.
  • The site is on the left.

General Notes:

Location - River Road National Scenic Byway, Au Sable River

Nearby Recreation Areas -

  • Lumberman's Monument Visitor Center

County - Iosco

Seasonal and Other Information -

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

Accessibility:
  • The parking area is gravel/dirt.  
  • The monument sits in a grassy lawn type area.  

Activities


Nature Viewing

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Amenities

Parking


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