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“Wonderful!”

River Road Scenic Byway
Ranked #3 of 16 things to do in Oscoda
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 15, 2013

We drove this route a couple of times across our stay in the area because we thoroughly enjoyed it and there are enough stops and overlooks to spread it out across a couple of days rather then doing it all in one go. We did visit during the government shut down which has been effecting the stops - restrooms are closed and bins are locked shut in the National Forest stops - say Westgate Overlook and Iagro Springs. Absolutely amazing views especially of the fall colours so taking a camera with you is a must! The drive down to Cooke Dam is certainly worth it and has to be one of my favorite stops along the drive - the river is so peaceful there and the views are delightful.

Thank jray2436
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

Beautiful drive with a lot of places to stop the car, get out, enjoy the view of the Au Sable River, and take pictures.

2  Thank John Q
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

Loved the stops, awesome walkways, views of the river. Was surprised that the fed shut down is impacting the site. Rest rooms are locked as well as the garbage pick up due to the federal shut down. Glad we could still walk the paths.

Thank nah1963
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

My husband and I were staying in Oscoda and found that largo Springs was a hidden beauty. As we were walking down(294 steps), a gentleman who was walking up told us that largo springs was a stopping point for the Indians in the area. They would stop for water there and it was a mystical, sacred place for them. Very cool to imagine the history as you visit this serene area. Has beautiful flowing streams with boardwalks that traverse through the woods. We also stopped at Lumberman's monument. There are steps there too which lead down to the water. We didn't realize there was a building down there to visit, so go all the way down. There are plenty of places to stop on the steps to catch your breath since it's about 290 steps down.

1  Thank Dina F
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

This is a nice windy road that passes by many scenic areas. The drive is great by motorcycle! There are several place to stop and see the river or areas to park and hike. There is also a campground on the route.

Thank Q G
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