City of Au Gres
124 W. Huron Rd., Au Gres, MI 48703
Phone: 989-876-8811
Outdoor Recreation

1). Au Gres Boat Access Site- Harbor Road, Au Gres.

The Au Gres Boat Launch is one of the largest boat access sites to Lake Huron.  Facilities include 4 boat ramps which can launch eight boats at one time, restrooms, and a pier along the Au Gres River and Saginaw Bay.  Pier is used by walkers, joggers or just for a tranquil view of Saginaw Bay.  Great fishing available along the piers.  State of Michigan Recreation Passport is required for entry.  Can buy annual recreation passport when you renew license plate tab through Secretary of State office for $11 annually.  This allows access to all State of Michigan Boat launches.

Au Gres Boat Access
Au Gres Boat Access

2). Au Gres City Day-Use Park & Riverfront Campground, N Main Street, Au Gres.

Au Gres City Riverfront Park has 109 camp sites available for daily, weekly, monthly or seasonal rates.  All major credit cards are accepted.  Call (989) 876-8310 for questions or reservations can be made online at .  Inside the City Park, facilities for public to use include tennis courts, basketball courts, volleyball court, baseball/softball fields, shuffleboard, horseshoes, and children’s playground and lighted riverfront walkway.  All sporting equipment must be provided by patrons.

Au gres Riverfront Park
Au Gres City Riverfront Park

3). Arenac County Park & Beach, 3199 Rumsey Road, Au Gres.

The Arenac County Park & Beach is located off of Rumsey Road in Au Gres.  This facility includes cabins available for rent along with day-use Park with picnic tables, grills, volleyball, horseshoes and 900’ of sandy beach front.  County Park which requires entry fee:  $3 daily pass to walk or bike in, $5 daily pass per car county resident, $7 daily pass per car non-county resident, $30 season pass per car (includes admission to Oasis Lake Park, also in Arenac County).  For cabin rental, please call (989) 846-6188.

Arenac County Park
Arenac County Park & Beach

4). Au Gres Harbor of Refuge, Water Street, Au Gres.

Au Gres Harbor of Refuge is located on the Au Gres River at the US-23 Bridge in downtown Au Gres.  Currently it is owned by the State of Michigan but is in the process of transferring back to the City.  Harbor is deemed a harbor of refuge for boats to tie up to in case of emergency but facilities are closed. Within walking distance to shopping, restaurants, ice cream and so much more!  There is a total of 30 boat slips. Any questions should be addressed through the Tawas State Recreation Office at (989) 362-2731.

Au Gres Harbor of Refuge
Au Gres Harbor of Refuge
5). Fishing Charters out of Au Gres:
AbsoluteeLee Fun Charters,
(989) 876-4729,
Bay Sportfishing Charters,
Bluebird Charters,
Carter’s Charter,
JIREH Charters,
(616) 293-1309,
Profishient Charters,
Termar Charters,
Trophy Specialist,
Wally J Fishing Charters
(989) 254-2123
Au Gres Fishing Charters
Au Gres Fishing Charters

6). Big Creek Ranch, 1143 Noggle Road, Au Gres

We provide exciting, affordable, quality bird hunts.  Sprawling over 269 acres in an all natural, pristine Michigan tall grass and ditch line setting, our Ranch aspires to help the fine tradition of pheasant bird hunting grow in mid-Michigan.  Whether your hunt is for family and friends, business associates or corporate events, the Big Creek Ranch LLC will make your experience a memorable one.  We are located in a stunning and scenic area near Lake Huron with direct access to Big Creek Ranch LLC just ¾ mile off of US-23.  Phone (989) 233-4545, website:


7). Point Au Gres Marina, 2325 Green Drive, Au Gres

New owners in 2015!  Marina with RV sites and tent sits available, rental boats with motors, perch fishing charter and bait and tackle store.  Located directly on Saginaw Bay, closest point to Charity Islands.  We promote our place as a “fish camp” having dockage and campsites.  The unique features of Point Au Gres Marina and campground are that we are directly on Saginaw Bay.  We feature a boat launch directly onto Saginaw Bay.  Walleye, perch and bass fishing is right there.  Green Drive bisects the 10 acre campground with the marina and boat launch on the east side of the road.  A woods surrounds the campsites on the west side of the road.  It is an easy walk to the water from the west side of the campground.  There are 75 campsites and 80 boat docks.  Campsites range from primitive to full hook-up with 30 and 50 amp service.  There is a modern bathhouse with hot showers.  All sites are grass.  Some sites are in the sun and some sites are shaded.  Open May 1 to October 1.


8).        Huron Breeze Golf Club, 5200 Huron Breeze Drive, Au Gres

Located just 4 ½ miles north of Au Gres on US-23, Huron Breeze Gold Club will entertain you will a skillful design that incorporates pine and hardwood flanked fairways, strategic bunkering, and large duck ponds.  You will find the generous landing areas and variety of tee areas will allow you to challenge yourself as much as you would like.  Regardless of your skill level, you will enjoy the secluded feeling and blend of nature on each hole that make this a truly enjoyable golf experience.  In addition, Huron Breeze offers a wide variety of dining opportunities and atmosphere that some consider the best of the Sunrise Side.  Phone (989) 876-6868, website

9). Knollview Golf, 1010 E Huron Road, Au Gres

18 hole golf course and driving range.  (989) 876-4653, website

10). Singing Bridge Golf Course,  1920 Noble Road, Tawas

18 hole golf course and driving range. (989) 362-0022.

11). Pine River Golf  Course, 2244 Pine River Road, Standish

18 hole golf course. (989) 846-6819.

12). Gravelly Shoal Lighthouse, Coastline

Come and see one of Michigan’s beautiful lighthouses.  Point Lookout juts from the shore on the western shore of Lake Huron, approximately half-way between the mouth of the Saginaw River and Tawas Point.  With only five to eighteen feet above it, Gravelly Shoal extends some 3 miles southeasterly from Point Lookout towards Big Charity Island.  To help guide down-bound vessels headed for Saginaw Bay through the deeper water lying between the southeast end of Gravelly Shoal and Big Charity Island.

13). Biking/Walking

Within the Au Gres City limits, you will find the newer streets all are pedestrian-friendly with sidewalks for safe biking, walking, rollerblading or skateboarding.  City’s bike trail project just recently finished which starts out from the Au Gres City Park on North Main Street and continues down South Main Street and going out all all the way out to the Au Gres State Boat Access Site/mouth of the Au Gres River.

14). Canoeing/Kayaking/Tubing on the Rifle River
Big Bend Campground, Canoeing & Tubing- Omer, (989) 653-2267
Rifle River Canoe Livery- Sterling,
 (989) 654-2556
Riverview Canoe Livery- Sterling,
(989) 654-2447
Russell’s Canoes- Omer,
(989) 653-2644
15). Au Gres Fishing Piers
Within the Au Gres City limits, there are 3 public access, handicapped fishing piers along the Au Gres River that are open and available for the public to use.  The first group of fishing piers is located inside the Au Gres City Campground, off of North Main Street, Au Gres.  The second fishing pier is at the end of South Main Street, along the Au Gres River and the third fishing pier is at the end of Au Gres River Drive/Detroit Street.  These are all owned and maintained by the City of Au Gres.
South Main Street Fishing Pier
South Main Street Fishing Pier
124 W. Huron Rd., Au Gres, MI 48703
Phone: 989-876-8811