Old Orchard Campground
Beginning Saturday May 1st, 2021 Old Orchard Park Campground will begin offering online reservations for all transient camping spots. As this is a new option, campers are advised to provide accurate information and encouraged to thoroughly read campsite descriptions before completing reservation form. Old Orchard Park Campground will not be held responsible for campers not thoroughly reviewing campsite descriptions or for providing incorrect or false information on the reservations form.
When making online reservations, please make sure you fill out form completely to continue the process. Any blank fields or incorrect information will not continue registration process until completed.
Please understand that by clicking on the reservation button you are acknowledging and agreeing to all reservation and park policies stated within.
In an effort to keep the public and our employees safe, the Park will be observing ALL social distancing guidelines and restrictions currently in effect, including the state mandated wearing of face masks inside all of our onsite buildings.
Old Orchard Park Campground
We invite you to visit or stay in beautiful Old Orchard, which is one of the largest campgrounds in Northeast Michigan. Located within the Huron-Manistee National Forest, along the River Road Scenic Byway, the park which is nearly four miles long, overlooks Foote Pond, which formed after the construction of Foote Dam in 1916, on the AuSable River. The park is open from March thru November each year, with plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities for all three seasons therein.
Please click here to see the rules and regulations of the Park.
This public recreation facility is part of a Consumers Energy Hydroelectric Dam Project licensed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and is operated under the authority of the Township of Oscoda.
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Old Orchard Campground
- 525 licensed camp sites (Modern, Waterfront, and Primitive)
- Department of Health approved water system
- Sanitary dumping stations
- Old-Fashioned General Grocery Store
- Large Pavilion
- Beach Area
- Boat Ramp
- Shuffle Board
- Fitness Trail
- Nature Hiking Trail
- Row Boat and Paddle Boat Rental Program
30-day (monthly) sites will not be permitted between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
* Campers staying 21 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day will be required to moves sites after 21 days; (21 days on, 21 days off).
* Campers not moving unit after 21 days will be subject to fines and/or camping unit removal at the owner's expense.
* There will be an additional $30.00 late fee assessed for every campsite remaining beyond their expiration date.
The AuSable River provides excellent Bass, Walleye, Pike and Perch fishing! Pan fish are plentiful and can be caught anytime along the shores of the campground. Steelhead, Atlantic Salmon, Coho and Chinook Salmon are abundant in their spawning runs below Foote Dam, downstream from the campground.
Although there is no hunting allowed within the boundaries of the campground, there are thousands of acres of state and federal forests adjacent to the campground that provide a variety of game. An abundance of Oak, Evergreen, Birch and Poplar trees provide excellent feed and cover for deer, squirrel, rabbit, partridge and other game, and the sheltered waters of Foote Dam pond provides some of the best duck hunting in the area.
- Scavenger Hunts
- Water Fun
- Arts & Crafts (seasonal)