Monument Campground


Area Status: 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 31
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 sm.fs.hmnf@usda.gov

General Information

Directions:

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.

Accessibility:
  • Paved drive
  • Paved parking pads
  • Accessible restrooms

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

Amenities  -

  • Pedestal grills
  • Lantern posts
  • Garbage service
No. of Sites Single: 17 Double (2 single sites): 2
Reservation Info 10 sites at Monument Campground are reservable:
  • June 15 to August 15
  • One time reservation fee of $10.00
  • Reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance of visit.
  • Reservations must be made at least 3 days in advance of visit.
Go to: Recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777.
Sleeping Shelter No

RV Camping

 

 

 

 

 

Amenities  -

  • Pedestal grills
  • Lantern posts
  • Garbage service
No. of Sites
  • Single: 17
  • Double: 2
Reservation Info 10 sites at Monument Campground are reservable-  
  • June 15 to August 15
  • One time reservation fee of $10.00
  • Reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance of visit.
  • Reservations must be made at least 3 days in advance of visit.
Go to: Recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777.
Pavement Type for Parking Asphalt
Hookup - Water No
Vehicle Clearence Low
Hookup - Sewer No
Size Restrictions 50 Ft. or Less
Dump Stations No
Hookups - Electric No

Group Camping

Amenities  -

  • Pedestal grills
  • Lantern posts
  • Garbage service
No. of Sites Double: 2
Reservation Info 10 sites at Monument Campground are reservable-  
  • June 15 to August 15
  • One time reservation fee of $10.00
  • Reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance of visit.
  • Reservations must be made at least 3 days in advance of visit.
Go to: Recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777.
Group Shelter No
Group Cooking Facilities No
Hookups - Electric No
Sleeping Shelter No

Related Information

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
44.43425

  Longitude : 
-83.619952