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2550 E. Rose City Rd. Recreation Passport Required: Yes
Lupton, MI 48635-0098 Approximate Size: 4449 (Acres)
Phone Number: (989) 473-2258 Unit Map
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Cross Country SkiFishing
Fishing in the ParksHiking
HuntingMetal Detecting
Michigan State Park Explorer ProgramMountain Biking
PaddlingSnowmobiling
SwimmingWatchable Wildlife
BeachBoat Launch
Cabins & LodgesElectrical Service
Group Use AreaModern Restrooms
Picnic AreaPicnic Shelter
PlaygroundRustic Site
Rifle River Grousehaven-Modern
(800) 447-2757
75 site(s), $23
Electrical Service, Modern Restrooms
 
Rifle River-Devoe Lake Rustic
(800) 447-2757
58 site(s), $12
Boat Launch, Rustic Site, Swimming, Vault Toilet
 
Rifle River-Group Use Area
(989) 473-2258
0 site(s), Contact the park
Group Use Area, Vault Toilet
 
Rifle River-Ranch Rustic
(800) 447-2757
25 site(s), $12
Rustic Site, Vault Toilet
 
Rifle River-Rustic Cabins
(800) 447-2757
5 site(s), $65
Vault Toilet
 
Rifle River-Spruce Rustic
(800) 447-2757
16 site(s), $12
Rustic Site, Vault Toilet
 
Rifle River-Multi-use Trail
Trail Length: 14.00 (Miles)
Cross Country Ski, Hiking, Mountain Biking
 
Rifle River-Pintail Pond
Trail Length: 0.75 (Miles)
Cross Country Ski, Hiking
 
Rifle River Recreation Area is a wilderness located within the AuSable State Forest and provides a variety of recreational opportunities. Great park for wildlife watching, hiking, fishing and hunting.

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The AuSable River Scenic Byway is located 20 miles east of the Rifle River Recreation Area. Along this byway are many attractions, including Lumbermen's Monument Visitor Center and largo Springs.


Rifle River Recreation Area is a wilderness located within the AuSable State Forest and provides a variety of recreational opportunities. This area was formerly a private hunting and fishing retreat owned by the late H.M. Jewett, a pioneer auto manufacturer. In 1945 the tract, then called Grousehaven, was purchased by the Department of Conservation from Mrs. Jewett. The Department of Conservation renamed it the Rifle River Area and used it as a field laboratory for fish and game research. In 1963, the Parks Division acquired the area and it is now known as the Rifle River Recreation Area.

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