Lumberman's Monument
This statue was erected in 1931.
Floating cook shack sits on the river's edge.
A Visit With Smokey
Programs are offered weely throughout the summer.

This huge bronze memorial to Michigan's lumbering era sits on a high bluff overlooking the sparkling waters of the Au Sable River since 1931. Interpretive signs and exhibits tell the story of moving logs from the forests to the mills. Children enjoy climbing the log jam and using the crosscut saw. For those willing to hike 260 steps to the edge of the Au Sable, they can board the Wanigan, a replica of the floating cook shacks that followed the river drives

Things To Do

Birding, Cross-Country Skiing, Gift Shopping, Guided Tours, Hiking, Rustic Camping, Scenic Viewing, Self-Guided Touring, Snowshoeing, Wildlife Watching

Available in Spring Available in Summer Available in Fall Available in Winter Accessible Public Restrooms