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3 night 4 day river trip

It was a little on the rainy side, but folks in the area are fantastic. Launched from Carlisle... read more

Reviewed October 24, 2018
Gayle S
Beautiful paddles!

Spent this past weekend doing a couple of paddles on the Au Sable River at Grayling MI. This was... read more

Reviewed July 17, 2018
SusanS6367
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

It was a little on the rainy side, but folks in the area are fantastic. Launched from Carlisle Livery (very friendly helpful folks!) beautiful area and trees were just starting to turn color. River campsite were simple but very well maintained and safe. Planning on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gayle S
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

Spent this past weekend doing a couple of paddles on the Au Sable River at Grayling MI. This was actually my third time paddling this river. My trips have been in May, June and July respectively. All 3 months have produced wonderful weather for paddling...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 12, 2017

So much to do. Hiking, camping, canoeing, kayaking etc. This area has a lot to offer. The beach at Lake Huron is always a treat too. A few minutes north takes you to some good backpacking. Au Sable River Primitive Camping is a great central...More

Date of experience: June 2017
3  Thank Pat S
Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Had a primitive campsite off this river and it was an awesome time camping for a few days! The river is a little cold for swimming but canoe or kayaking down would be great.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Samii83
Reviewed July 10, 2016

I beautiful river to kayak. The stretch from Grayling to Mio is more fun to kayak, b/c it's still a natural river--very sinuous and with a nice current. The stretch from Mio to Oscoda has a more pure setting, situated right inside the National Forest,...More

Date of experience: July 2016
9  Thank Graham G
Reviewed August 5, 2015

We went canoeing from Comins Flats to the 4001 Bridge and had a wonderful time down the river. The river is absolutely beautiful and we enjoyed every minute! The river moves you along and if you are a novice like I am - it was...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank aregier
Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

Our church has an annual trip to the forest where we camped while canoeing down river over two days (first day, we canoe down to our camp, second day we canoeing further down.) It is quite a hike to the campsite from the limited parking...More

Date of experience: August 2014
1  Thank GRSalyer
Reviewed June 10, 2015

Myself and 3 friends spent 4 days fishing the Au Sable and it's Southern Branch, also the upper Manistee. We stayed at Faye's Motel in Grayling. Love the city. People are friendly, Faye's was great and the local fly shop had some very helpful people....More

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank Jerry F
Reviewed July 7, 2014

I've loved the Au Sable since I was a child more than 50 years ago. I've loved it in many ways: from a canoe, from the end of a fishing rod with a steelhead on the hook, on skates in the winter time, and from...More

Date of experience: June 2014
4  Thank vwp11
Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

Went canoeing at Penrods. They were great. They helped u into and out of the canoe. Very nice scenic trip down the river. Lots of filtered sun so u don't get burned to badly. Would highly recommend this place! Plus u can bring ur dog...More

Date of experience: July 2013
Thank Pamela A
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