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Shore-to-Shore - River Road Camp

Near: OscodaMI (Weather)
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Campground Camp: River Road Camp is a group camp, which needs to be reserved through the DNR. The well at the camp requires a 5000Watt generator. There are no hand water pumps. There are also no outhouses, therefore portapottys are required, and must be arranged to accommodate campers at the site. The trail from Oscoda enters the east end of the camp, and leaves through the West end. An alternative to River Road Camp is Old Orchard Park, which is a commercial campground right on the Ausable River, near Foote Dam. Being commercial, it may have noise and activity which might not be what horse campers appreciate. Old Orchard Park is located about 7 miles west of Oscoda, on River Road. It does have hot showers, for a price.
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Water requires use of a 500 W generator/ porta potties required Tie-up; Water US Forest Service

, MI
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Directions Located 15 miles West of Oscoda Driving Directions: From I-75 North, exit @ US-23 North, through Standish toward Tawas. Turn West (left) @ M-65 North. Go to River Road, and Turn East (right), for approximately 7 miles, to USFS Rd 4411. Turn South (right), and camp is on the left, less than a mile.
This information was provided by MichiganHorseLovers on 3/20/2003 10:18:29 PM

Notes on Difficulty Rating:  
(Gently sloping or level terrain; trails are groomed or wide open; shallow or no creek crossings. ) 
 More Difficult (Moderate hills over consistent surface; possibly some narrow trails and short steeper slopes) 
 Rigorous (Easy to More Difficult for rider but physically challenging for horse such as on a level surface through deep sand) 
 Challenging (Possible rocky, uneven surface, steep slopes, uncleared trails, faster flowing streams and other obstacles that lead to more difficult riding for rider and horse)

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