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amazing springs!!

beautiful place but be ready for a walk. loike 500 steps to the bottom!!. part of the highbanks... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Chad P
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Scenic Drive

A beautiful drive to catch the beauty of the autumn colors. Several marked spots for photo... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Keith J
Goshen, Indiana, United States
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“iargo springs” (13 reviews)
“river road” (6 reviews)
River Road, Oscoda, MI
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Reviewed 2 days ago

beautiful place but be ready for a walk. loike 500 steps to the bottom!!. part of the highbanks trail system!!

Thank Chad P
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful drive to catch the beauty of the autumn colors. Several marked spots for photo opportunities.

Thank Keith J
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We stopped at a couple of the "scenic outlooks" along the way, these were very nice although the steps are getting old. Iargo Springs and Lumberjack Monument are well worth stopping in.

Thank John J
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

A must see if you have some extra time. We only had time to spend a few minutes as a storm rolled through when we arrived. We'll be back for more beauty when Mother Nature cooperates

Thank Ally O
Reviewed 1 August 2017

I have only done the easternmost stretch of this, from Oscoda to Lumberjack's monument. I recommend stopping at the Eagle Access Hiking trails near the eastern edge (just past Grass Lake Road if headed west). There are 3 looping trails, for a total of 8...More

Thank ElaineMI
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

My wife and I drove and walked on the river byway it was a nice morning activity although we didn't walk a great distance I took the steps to the river while my wife watched from mid stairway. Some beautiful views and some nice flora....More

Thank Jimandmona
Reviewed 18 July 2017

The River Road Scenic Byway including a stop at Iargo Springs is outstanding, There is a great platform overlooking the AuSable River just east of the Five Channels Dam. You can walk 290 steps down to the springs which provide cold clear water to the...More

Thank M1461DXjamesk
Reviewed 20 June 2017

It's been a while for us, but still a nice drive. To fully enjoy, you need to turn out and visit the access points and turnouts. Get out of the car and explore. Some sneak up quickly and others aren't marked well, but if you...More

Thank NeverUnpacked
Reviewed 16 June 2017

One of those relaxing drives that actually makes driving a pleasure. Roll down the windows and cruise! The two must-sees along the way are Iargo Springs and Lumberman's Monument (see my other reviews), but the Canoer's Memorial is nice, too...even if the view isn't quite...More

1  Thank flowerhead2
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

My expectation was that we would get more river views along the road, but there are only a handful of good scenic overlooks. If you make a trip out of it and stay at one of the campsites, you probably get to enjoy much more...More

Thank Penny W
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Angelique R
7 October 2016|
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Response from Janelle S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, here are a lot of paths and trails. Great for walking with a dog! Ours loved it.