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Oscoda a Choice Vacation Location

Updated on January 26, 2020

Oscoda’s endless activities

Oscoda is well known for its many activities. From fishing the river and lake to snowmobile trails to ride in the winter. There is always something to do year round. Not only are there many activities for you and your family to do but many events such as the annual snow box derby in the winter and art on the beach in the summer.

Fishing the mouth of the AuSable

Oscoda and surrounding areas offer great fishing opportunities. Ranging from Trout and pan fish in the AuSable river to Whitefish in Lake Huron. The AuSable river offers many different fishing opportunities with shallow rocky sections and deep holes. This allows for many different habitats for multiple species of fish. If river fishing is not your speed, there is always Lake Huron for a more expansive fishing experience.

Tubing on the river

The AuSable river, besides being a great fishing spot, is a wonderful river for tubing and canoeing. Even if you don’t own ether it is always easy to obtain both in the Oscoda area. You have three choices of canoe liveries in the immediate Oscoda area. Oscoda canoe rental, AuSable River Canoe Company, and Hunts Canoe Rentals all of which offer both canoe and tube rentals. If you want a cheap option, you can always buy tubes at local hardware’s and stores on the cheap. Keep in mind if you go on your own you’ll need two cars, one to put in with and one at the end.

Primitive camping
Primitive camping | Source


Whether you prefer a primitive camping experience, or your more of a 5 star motor home weekend worrier. You will find it here in the Oscoda area. With many options to choose from you cant possibly go wrong. For the primitive camper there are plenty of free primitive sites to choose from along the Au Sable river off river road. Witch runs west from US 23 in down town Oscoda. If you prefer a more established style primitive experience try old orchard camp ground also located on river road just west of The dam store. And for the motor home junkie, Odd Orchard has you covered as well. Old Orchard is not the only option available to you. Oscoda also offers a KOA located off of US 23 just south of the Au Sable river, and a decent size primitive campground on Van Etten lake.

So many events

Whether in the hot summer sun or cold winter days, this small town also hosts many events throughout the year.

Art on the beach attendees.
Art on the beach attendees. | Source

From Art on the beach, an art show located downtown at the Oscoda beach.

Christmas parade day festivities.
Christmas parade day festivities. | Source

The yearly Christmas parade along main st. (US 23)

Paul Bunyan Days 2018
Paul Bunyan Days 2018 | Source

Or Paul Bunyan days, with food vendors, amusement rides, and wood carving shows just to name a few. There is an event to suit anyone's fancy.


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