Meadow Springs Campground
Located on the edge of a red pine plantation, visitors to this site may see many varieties of wildlife in addition to their view of the Au Sable River. This camping area is a short .25 mile walk from the gate, but is primarily used by river paddlers. There is no motorized access to this site.
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At a Glance
|Operational Hours:||Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week unless otherwise posted. Forest quiet hours apply.|
|Rentals & Guides:||Canoe Rentals -
|Permit Info:||Special Use Permit -
|Open Season:||May 1 - November 30|
|Best Season:||April 1 to November 14|
|Busiest Season:||May to September|
|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 -
|Operated By:||Mio Ranger District - (989) 826-3252|
From Grayling -
- Travel east on M-72 for 30 miles.
- Turn left and travel north on M-72/M-33 for .5 miles.
- Turn right and travel east on McKinley Dr. for 3 miles.
- Turn right into entrance and follow signs.
Location - Au Sable National Scenic River
Nearby Recreation Areas -
- River Dune Campground
- Cathedral Pines Campground
County - Oscoda
- This site has a permanent gate to prohibit motorized access.
- The site is not maintained in the winter:
- Access road and/or parking lot are not plowed.
- No toilet facilities are available.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
|No. of Sites||Single: 2|
|Reservation Info||No reservation needed. All sites are first come, first served.|
River and Stream Fishing
|Fish Species||Bass, Pike, Brown Trout, Walleye, Perch, Sunfish, Steelhead, Salmon|
|Special Designations||National Scenic River|
|Fishing Mode||Boat, Shore, Wade|
|Fishing Method||Fly, Pole|
|Water/Flow Level||2 mph|
Boating - Non-Motorized
For more information on paddling the Au Sable National Scenic River, including flow, watercraft size restrictions and difficulty, visit the Au Sable National Scenic River page.
|Type of Craft||Canoe, Kayak, Raft|
|Class of Rapids||0|
|Water/Flow Level||2 mph|
|Parking:||2 vehicle capacity - at gate|