In 2006 the Michigan Legislature declared Oscoda, Michigan the "official home of Paul Bunyan, just one more example of the rich history that helps define this beautiful region. Economic opportunities abound in Oscoda, with four seasons of recreation, creating a unique spot on the Sunrise Side, where the AuSable River and Lake Huron meet. The area's public parks provide a safe and enjoyable environment for children.
The more adventuresome outdoor enthusiasts enjoy some of the finest sport fishing, hunting, canoeing, golfing, camping and snowmobiling in the country. From canoeing to sunbathing, the natural destinations around Oscoda, Michigan provide activities for water enthusiasts of all varieties. For visitors whose interests are more land-oriented, Oscoda's downtown district includes an assortment of eclectic shopping and renown restaurants. And lovers of history and the outdoors alike know Oscoda as the home of the famous Lumberman's Monument located in the Lake Huron National Forest.
The area was first settled in the late 1860s. Originally named, AuSable, the town was renamed based on the writings of Henry Schoolcraft, who named it after the American Indian words "Ossim" and "Muscoda," meaning "Pebbly Prairie." AuSable, site of the first settlement established in Iosco County in 1848, is now a modern zoned community, mindful of it's heritage while possessing a vision for the future. A destination for tourists, families, and retirees alike, offering a healthy dose of Midwestern lifestyle. An abundance of year-round recreational activities available to residents and visitors, such as camping, fishing, hunting, cross country skiing, and snowmobiling make Oscoda, Michigan a four season destination.
If you are looking for the ultimate northern Michigan experience with pristine, sandy beaches, sunshine, spectacular views, and endless outdoor recreational activities, this is your Michigan destination.