Welcome to Oscoda County!

We are very proud of where we live and work. Oscoda County is known for its natural beauty, friendly people and strong community spirit. Located within the Huron National Forest, deep in the heart of the AuSable River Valley, our location is excellent for both tourism and business.

Life here is simple and good! We enjoy four seasons of recreational activities due to our beautiful lakes, rushing rivers, abundant wildlife and unpolluted forests. And our county, unlike most of Michigan’s lower peninsula, still has ample room for it’s people to put down roots and grow!

With terrific school systems, outstanding natural resources and dependable government services, Oscoda County offers rural living at it’s very finest!

  • Golf in Oscoda County

    Play golf on our beautiful courses

    Owned by auto racing legend - Gerald Forsythe - Garland Lodge & Resort covers 3,000 acres. It includes four 18 hole courses & features the largest log lodge east of the Mississippi River.
  • US Forest Service Welcome Center in Mio

    Relax in the Beauty of Nature

    McKinley Road, which runs parallel with the AuSable River, is designated a National Scenic Byway. Visit the USFS Welcome Center in Mio to learn more about the plants & animals you’ll encounter.
  • Fly Fish the AuSable River

    Fly Fish the AuSable River

    The AuSable is recognized as one of the best brown trout fisheries east of the Rocky Mountains. It has been designated a blue ribbon trout stream by the Michigan DNR.
  • AuSable River Canoe Marathon

    Witness a Legendary Race

    The AuSable River Canoe Marathon, the toughest, richest canoe race in North America, begins in Grayling, runs through Mio, and ends at Oscoda. Photo courtesy of Marj Esch Photography
  • Canoe the AuSable River

    Canoe the AuSable River

    Many canoe liveries exist along the river offering trips from a few hours to as long as a week. Tubes & rafts are also available.
  • Hunt White-Tailed Deer, Wild Turkey, Black Bear & Small Game

    Hunt White-Tailed Deer, Wild Turkey, Black Bear & Small Game

    With huge tracts of Federal & State owned forests, Oscoda County offers outstanding hunting opportunities.
  • Explore Our Trails & Byways

    Explore Our Trails & Byways

    The Michigan Shore-to-Shore Trail is 220 miles long & runs beside the AuSable River through the heart of Oscoda County. It is open only to horseback riders & hikers.
  • View-the-Kirtlands-warbler

    Discover the Kirtland's Warbler

    Guided tours to view the endangered Kirtland’s warbler are available through the USFS Ranger Station in Mio. Photo courtesy of Ron Austing.
  • Experience the Excitement of Motorsports

    Experience the Excitement of Motorsports

    Oscoda County boasts hundreds of miles of snowmobile, motorcycle & ATV trails. For an even bigger rush of adrenaline, visit the 33 Motosports Park - Northern Michigan's premier Motocross facility.

News You Need

  • The next Board of Commissioner meetings are scheduled for Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 and Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in the Boardroom. For minutes from previous meetings go to www.oscodacountymi.com/minutes.
  • 2015 Dog Licenses are now available for purchase. Click here for additional information.
  • The Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce the availability of two new tools for the public to evaluate the financial status of our County: The "Municipal Performance Dashboard" and "Municipal Financial Summary". To checkout these new tools, go to the Board of Commissioners Page.
  • Our website offers limited quantities of used computer equipment for sale to the general public. To checkout our inventory of available items, click here.
  • Do you have a need but aren't sure how or where to get help? A new telephone based information service is now available to residents of Oscoda County and it's called 211. Simply dialing 211 from any touch tone phone will put you in touch with a referral specialist who can help you find community resources to meet your needs. For more information refer to the following document: 211.pdf.