Old Orchard Campground

Dear Old Orchard Park Campers,

oldorchardsignWelcome to Old Orchard Park Campground located in beautiful Oscoda, Michigan! We have camping sites for all types and sizes of campers, tents and pop ups!  We also have cabins, yurts and group camping areas. For your convenience, camping sites at Old Orchard Park are available by reservation. Campers are now able to make a reservation online by clicking the “reserve now” button below to check site availability and reserve a site. Join us for a outdoor experience to make memories that will last a lifetime!

We invite you to visit or stay in beautiful Old Orchard Campground, 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 15 thru November 30 each year, with plenty of outdoor recreation
opportunities for all three seasons therein. 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.

In an effort to keep the public and our employees safe, the Park will be
observing ANY social distancing guidelines and restrictions in effect.

Click the trailer below for reservations



Camping reservations begin up to four months in advance from your selected dates.       



In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, familial status, sexual orientation, and reprisal.  (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs).To file a complaint of discrimination, write to: USDA, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Stop 9410, Washington, DC 20250-9410. Or call toll-free at (866) 632-9992 (English) or (800) 877-8339 (TDD) or (866) 377-8642 (English Federal-relay) or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish Federal-relay). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

883 E. River Road    
Oscoda, MI  48750   
(989) 739-7814 

Old Orchard Campground

  • 525 licensed camp sites (Modern, Waterfront, and Primitive)
  • Department of  Health approved water system
  • Seasonal sites
  • Sanitary dumping stations 
  • Old-Fashioned General Grocery Store
  • Bathhouses
  • Large Pavilion  
  • Beach Area
  • Boat Ramp 
  • Playground
  • On-site vendor rentals for motorized watercraft
  • Sandy Beach area
  • Shuffle Board
  • Fitness Trail
  • $ WIFI
  • Nature Hiking Trail 
  • Rowboat and Paddle Boat Rental 

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Rule Additions

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.

*No additional motor homes, camper trailers, tents or other sleeping units allowed at yurts or cabins



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.



Recreational Activities
Plan to enjoy our wide variety of programmed recreational activities for the entire family:
  • Hayrides
  • Volleyball/basketball
  • Theme weekends
  • Cartoons under the stars
  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Sandy beach
  • Arts and crafts
Camper FAQ's

Camper FAQ’s –

Q – What is your refund/cancellation policy?

A- Cancellation Policy: Campsite fees are refundable less $10.00 administration fee, provided a 15-day notice is given. Cabin and Yurt fees are refundable less a $20.00 administration fee, provided a 15-day notice is given. No refunds given for less than 15 days’ notice, no shows, or due to weather. Cancellations or reservation changes must be done by phone or guest portal request through the reservation system. Please review email confirmations for accuracy. All reservations without payment in full will be cancelled. Booking a site not applicable to your unit type may result in forfeited payment.

*Please note: Camping is an outdoor experience; therefore, we do not give refunds due to the discomforts of nature, illness, work schedules, no shows, or early check outs.


Q- Can I camp in the spring and late fall? And what can I expect as far as amenities?

A- The campground offers spring and fall camping at reduced rates, however, not all amenities may be offered or available during these times such as water, multiple bath houses being open, and limited general store and park office hours.

Q- How do I make a reservation?

A- the quickest and most efficient way is to book online by visiting our webpage and clicking on the “Reserve now” button. You may also call our office for further assistance.

Q- Can I still camp without a reservation?

A- If there are available sites that do not have reservations on them. However, you must contact the park office before setting up on a site.

Q- How many camping units can I have on a site?

A- You may have ONE wheeled unit (defined as a travel trailer/fifth wheel/pop-up, etc..) plus ONE tent or no wheeled units and only two tents.

Q- Do you have WIFI?

A- Yes the park has a WIFI provider inside our campground. This service is an additional cost and there are informational signs located through the park to help you connect.

Q- Do you have Group camping?

A- Yes, we have waterfront and non-waterfront group areas. Both areas are rustic and have a minimum of three (3) campers with a maximum of eight (8)

Q- Do you have seasonal sites? 

A- Yes we offer rustic waterfront and backlot sites. We also offer electric/water seasonal sites. Please refer to our rates page for pricing.

Q- Are pets allowed?

A- Pets are not allowed inside our cabins or yurts, however, pets are ok in the campground, please follow our pet rules and leash requirements for the safety of your pets and other campers.

Q- What are your check in and check out times?

A- Check in time is 3:00 p.m. and check out time is 12:00 p.m.

Q- Am I allowed an extra camping unit by the cabins or Yurts?

A- No additional motor homes, camper trailers, tents or other sleeping units allowed at yurts or cabins.

Seasonal Lot Information