Fat Tire Trails

Winter mountain biking, aka Fat Biking, is rapidly gaining popularity in Michigan. The Corsair Trail Council is embracing this growing segment of winter sports and is grooming the Eagle Run Trails, located two miles west of Oscoda on River Road, for fat bike riding. The seven miles of trails are being groomed 6' wide for shared multi-use with cross-country skiers, fat bikers and snowshoers.

Hiking & Camping

With more than 35,000 acres of unique Michigan hiking and cross country skiing trails in and around the Oscoda area, hikers, backpackers and skiers will see some of the State’s most spectacular natural treasures.

Hiking & Ski Trail Information:

Oscoda offers up to 700 campsites close to the AuSable River and Lake Huron. The campsites can accommodate the needs of any camper from luxury motor homes to tent camping.

Protect Michigan trails by not using them when muddy

Riding or walking on a muddy trail destroys the surface. It leaves ruts/deep holes, uneven tire and footprints, contributes to erosion and creates a hard-to-fix trail surface.

Hint: If you are leaving visible bicycle ruts, deep footprints or hoof tracks the trail is too muddy

Learn More about Trail etiquette


Oscoda is the eastern gateway to northern Michigan’s snowmobile trail system. From here you can travel across the state to Traverse City or northward to the Upper Peninsula. The staging area is located on Grass Lake Road just south of River Road. In Foote site Village, six and a half miles west of the trailhead, riders will find food, beverages and fuel. There the trail divides and riders have the option of heading north via Rea Road across the AuSable River and connecting with the Alcona County Trail system.

Cross Country Skiing

The area has become a prime destination for cross-country skiers. Oscoda’s location is ideally situated amidst a great selection of trail length and conditions to appeal to all levels of skiers. Skiing locations:

Canoeing & Kayaking

The AuSable River and inner lakes of the Oscoda area provide one of the most diverse and beautiful views in the world for canoeing and kayaking or just floating along on a tube and enjoying nature and its surrounding.

Canoeing & Kayaking Events:

  • Annual Klondike Canoe Race – for more information call: (989) 820.5196
  • HUP – Hurry up Paddle or Sink – for more information call: 989.739.7322
  • Curly Memorial Canoe Race – for more information call: 989.820.5196
  • Annual AuSable River International Canoe Marathon – for more information call: 989.820.5196
  • Annual AuSable River Canoe & Clean – for more information call: 989.739.9040


Golf Courses

Ranked #1 Best New Resort Course in the US by Golf Digest. Located at Lakewood Shores, this top ranked Michigan golf resort offers three unique golf experiences. You have to visit:

  • Loggers Trace
  • Greenbush Golf Course
  • Red Hawk Golf Club
  • White Pine National Golf Resort
  • Wicker Hills Golf Course


Walleye fishing in Oscoda Michigan can be an experience of a lifetime. There is a variety of inner lakes, streams and the AuSable river that attacks trout, salmon, walleye and perch. If your looking for a trophy size fish – look no further than Oscoda Michigan – Your Michigan Vacation Getaway! Great places to fishing:

  • Van Etten Lake
  • Cedar Lake
  • AuSable River
  • Foote Pond, Cooke Dam and Loud Dam
  • Oscoda Harbor of Refuge

Click here to get your Licenses & Permits


Available charters boats in Oscoda:

Reid Lake Foot Travel

Established as a non-motorized recreational area, the trails are located on gently rolling terrain. The area is excellent for fishing and is open throughout the year.

Hoist Lakes Foot Travel Area

This semi-primitive, non-motorized area offers a network of excellent hiking and cross country ski trails. With over 10,000 acres, the area’s steep rolling hills provide beautiful vistas.