Things To Do

Small Town Living…
Big Time Recreation!

Our neighborhoods and rural residential areas offer a wide range of lifestyle choices. Housing options include home sites overlooking the Au Gres River, Saginaw Bay and Lake Huron; country homes on wooded lots teaming with nature; family-friendly neighborhoods on tree-lined streets; seasonal rentals; and, custom-built homes for empty-nesters. Regardless of where you live or play, Au Gres offers a unique lifestyle experience for everyone!


The Au Gres Boat Launch is one of the largest boat access sites to Lake Huron. Facilities include 4 boat ramps which can launch eight boats at one time, restrooms, and a pier along the Au Gres River and Saginaw Bay. Pier is used by walkers, joggers or just for a tranquil view of Saginaw Bay. Great fishing available along the piers. State of Michigan Recreation Passport is required for entry. Can buy annual recreation passport when you renew license plate tab through Secretary of State office for $11 annually. This allows access to all State of Michigan Boat launches.
City of Au Gres Riverfront Campground has 109 camp sites available for daily, weekly, monthly or seasonal rates. All major credit cards are accepted. Call (989) 876-8310 for questions or reservations can be made online at . Inside the City Park, facilities for public to use include tennis courts, basketball courts, volleyball court, baseball/softball fields, shuffleboard, horseshoes, and children’s playground and lighted riverfront walkway. All sporting equipment must be provided by patrons.
The Arenac County Park & Beach is located 124 E Huron, Au Gres, MI 48703. This facility includes cabins available for rent along with day-use Park with picnic tables, grills, volleyball, horseshoes and 900’ of sandy beach front. County Park which requires entry fee: $3 daily pass to walk or bike in, $5 daily pass per car county resident, $7 daily pass per car non-county resident, $30 season pass per car (includes admission to Oasis Lake Park, also in Arenac County). For cabin rental, please call +1-989-846-6188.
Au Gres Harbor of Refuge is located on the Au Gres River at the US-23 Bridge in downtown Au Gres.  Currently it is owned by the State of Michigan but is in the process of transferring back to the City.  Harbor is deemed a harbor of refuge for boats to tie up to in case of emergency but facilities are closed. Within walking distance to shopping, restaurants, ice cream and so much more!  There is a total of 30 boat slips. Any questions should be addressed through the Tawas State Recreation Office at (989) 362-2731.
Big Creek Ranch, 1143 Noggle Road, Au Gres.  The Ranch provides exciting, affordable, quality bird hunts. Sprawling over 269 acres in an all natural, pristine Michigan tall grass and ditch line setting, our Ranch aspires to help the fine tradition of pheasant bird hunting grow in mid-Michigan. Whether your hunt is for family and friends, business associates or corporate events, the Big Creek Ranch LLC will make your experience a memorable one. We are located in a stunning and scenic area near Lake Huron with direct access to Big Creek Ranch LLC just ¾ mile off of US-23. Phone (989) 233-4545, website:
New owners in 2015! Located on 2325 Green Drive, Au Gres. The marina with RV and tent sites available, rental boats with motors, perch fishing charter and bait and tackle store. Located directly on Saginaw Bay, closest point to Charity Islands. We promote our place as a “fish camp” having dockage and campsites. The unique features of Point Au Gres Marina and campground are that we are directly on Saginaw Bay. We feature a boat launch directly onto Saginaw Bay. Walleye, perch and bass fishing is right there. Green Drive bisects the 10 acre campground with the marina and boat launch on the east side of the road. A woods surrounds the campsites on the west side of the road. It is an easy walk to the water from the west side of the campground. There are 75 campsites and 80 boat docks. Campsites range from primitive to full hook-up with 30 and 50 amp service. There is a modern bathhouse with hot showers. All sites are grass. Some sites are in the sun and some sites are shaded. Open May 1 to October 1.
Located just 4 ½ miles north of Au Gres on US-23 (5200 Huron Breeze Drive), Huron Breeze Gold Club will entertain you will a skillful design that incorporates pine and hardwood flanked fairways, strategic bunkering, and large duck ponds. You will find the generous landing areas and variety of tee areas will allow you to challenge yourself as much as you would like. Regardless of your skill level, you will enjoy the secluded feeling and blend of nature on each hole that make this a truly enjoyable golf experience. In addition, Huron Breeze offers a wide variety of dining opportunities and atmosphere that some consider the best of the Sunrise Side. Phone (989) 876-6868, website
Golfing Knoll View is a fun experience for golfers of any age and caliber. Just two hours north of Detroit, Knoll View is conveniently located on US23 between M65 and the City of Au Gres, Michigan. This impeccable golf course offers 18 beautiful greens and a driving range, plus we’re still family owned and operated, so you can count on friendly, personalized service. Find us on Facebook and our website:
18 hole golf course and driving range. (989) 362-0022.
18 hole golf course. (989) 846-6819.
Come and see one of Michigan’s beautiful lighthouses. Point Lookout juts from the shore on the western shore of Lake Huron, approximately half-way between the mouth of the Saginaw River and Tawas Point. With only five to eighteen feet above it, Gravelly Shoal extends some 3 miles southeasterly from Point Lookout towards Big Charity Island. To help guide down-bound vessels headed for Saginaw Bay through the deeper water lying between the southeast end of Gravelly Shoal and Big Charity Island.
Within the Au Gres City limits, you will find the newer streets all are pedestrian-friendly with sidewalks for safe biking, walking, rollerblading or skateboarding. City’s bike trail project just recently finished which starts out from the Au Gres City Park on North Main Street and continues down South Main Street and going out all all the way out to the Au Gres State Boat Access Site/mouth of the Au Gres River.
Within the Au Gres City limits, there are 3 public access, handicapped fishing piers along the Au Gres River that are open and available for the public to use. The first group of fishing piers is located inside the Au Gres City Campground, off of North Main Street, Au Gres. The second fishing pier is at the end of South Main Street, along the Au Gres River and the third fishing pier is at the end of Au Gres River Drive/Detroit Street. These are all owned and maintained by the City of Au Gres.
Big Bend Campground, Canoeing & Tubing- Omer, (989) 653-2267

Rifle River Canoe Livery- Sterling (989) 654-2556

Riverview Canoe Livery- Sterling (989) 654-2447

Russell’s Canoes- Omer, (989) 653-2644

AbsoluteeLee Fun Charters: (989) 876-4729 |

Bay Sportfishing Charters: (989) 385-1311

Bluebird Charters: (989) 820-4381

Carter’s Charter: (989) 876-2048 |

JIREH Charters: (616) 293-1309 |

Profishient Charters: (616) 836-0516

Termar Charters: (989) 846-8318 |

Trophy Specialist: (734) 475-9146 |

Wally J Fishing Charters: (989) 254-2123 |


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City Facilities

Tennis Courts
Baseball Fields
Volleyball Court
Sanitation Station
Basketball Courts
Kayak Rental
Children’s Play Area
Lighted Riverfront Walkway
Modern Bathhouse with hot showers
Pedestrian Bridge to Downtown Area

Area Attractions

3 Golf Courses
Hospital (nearby)
Hunting & Fishing
Chapel in the Park
Historical Museum
City Library- WIFI
State Boat Launch
County Public Beach
Canoes/Tubing Rental
Municipal Fire Department
Municipal Harbor of Refuge
Saganing-Eagles Landing Casino
Local and County Law Enforcement

Au Gres Points of Interest

Treasurer’s Forever (Debbie Boensch) 989-876-6385
Dollar General 989-876-0122

Sunrise Market (Teresa Spies) 989-876-2908

Au-Tow(Roger/Pat Schwiderson) 989-876-7929

Byard’s Automotive (Larry Byard) 989-876-7479

K & K Automotive (K.J. Edmonds) 989-876-6270

Johnson’s NAPA  Auto Supply Inc 989-876-0300

Northern Automotive (Lisa Nixon) 989-876-0062

Pockrandt’s Sales & Service(Deb Pockrandt) 989-876-8161

Knights of Columbus Hall 989-876-7717

Edmonds Inn (KJ Edmonds) 989-876-2000

Rooster Inn Bed & Breakfast (Pam Findlay) 989-876-6630
Absolute Lee Fun Charters (Mark Nossal) 989-876-4729

Brown’s Landing 989-362-3737

JIREH Charters 616-293-1309

Wally J Fishing Charters (Jason Kaniszewski) 989-254-2123

Buchanan Builders (Dennis Buchanan) 989-876-8852

Frame to Finish Carpentry (Len Svanberg Jr.) 989-876-6100

Lee Builders (Don Lee) 989-876-7119

Moore’s Builders Inc. (Nick Moore) 989-876-4040

Rollins Builders (John Rollins) 989-876-8765

Parker Builders (Doug Parker) 989-876-7845

Van-Sautter Construction Company 989-876-6658

VanSickle Construction (Larry Van Sickle) 989-876-6873

Area Fun Run 989-876-6154
Au Gres City Park/Campground 989-876-8310 Off Season 989-876-8811
Website: e-mail:
109 campsites available for daily, weekly or monthly rental. Amenities include: bathhouse, gazebo, tennis courts, baseball fields, sanitation station, boat ramp, basketball courts, children’s play area, lighted riverfront walkway, and pedestrian bridge to downtown area.

Northport Condo Campground Association 989-876-8606

Point Au Gres Marina & Campground 989-876-7314

Sleepy Oaks Campground 989-876-2111

AuGres Car Cruise/Car Show/Craft Show- last full weekend of July!

Contact Dennis Nixon 989-876-7017

Au Gres Flooring 989-876-8199

Goodman’s Carpet & Upholstery 989-876-7099


Saganing Eagles Landing (only 15 minutes away!!) 1-888-7-EAGLE-7
Au Gres Area Chamber of Commerce 989-876-6688
Full Gospel Lighthouse Church 989-876-7369

Riverside Mennonite Church 989-876-8262

St. John Lutheran Church 989-876-8910

St. Paul Lutheran Church 989-876-7415

St. Mark Catholic Church 989-876-7925

United Methodist Church 989-876-7449

Chapel in the Park 989-876-8811
Old historic German chapel in the Michigan Avenue Park available for rental for  tours, weddings, funerals, etc.  Call City Hall for details.

City Pavilion 989-876-8811 or 8310
Pavilion available for rent to large groups for wedding receptions, graduation parties, family reunions, etc.  Call City Hall or the City Park for information.

Goodmans Carpet & Upholstery 989-876-7099
Cozy Cove Resort 989-876-8154

Whitestone Pointe Resort (Josie Meyer )  989-876-2775

Proulx Financial Services 989-876-8116
Dr. Otis McKinley 989-876-7141

Dr. Scott McAlindon 989-876-6700

Great Lakes Dumpsters (Lois Bilacic) 989-876-8663
The Alley 989-418-0763

Bay Video (Diane Nelson) 989-876-6226

Disc Golf/Industrial Park 989-876-8811

Waterfront Walkways 989-876-8811

One-Half Mile of boardwalk along Au Gres River into Saginaw Bay.

Lighted Riverfront Walkway via Au Gres City Park along Au Gres River

Bike Path – 4 miles-Downtown to mouth of Au Gres River

Au Gres City Farmer’s Market- every Friday July-September at former Funland!!

Contact City of Au Gres 989-876-8811

AuGres Meat & Produce 989-876-6967

Lynch’s Produce & Greenhouse (Seasonal) 989-867-4525

Pointe Market (Seasonal) 989-876-0266

Venetian Boat Parade- 1st Saturday of August at Au Gres State Docks!
Chemical Bank 989-876-8141

Huron Community Bank 989-876-8068

Northland Credit Union 989-876-8828

Proulx Financial Services 989-876-8116

Au Gres City Fishing Access Sites

2 handicapped accessible sites located on the Au Gres River and owned by the City are open to the public to use.  These sites are located at end of Main Street and Detroit Street.

Au Gres City Riverfront Park 989-876-8310

Handicapped accessible fishing piers located in the City Park and open to the public.


Located at the end of Main Street and accessible through the City of Au Gres boat access site (daily and annual permits available).  An excellent fishing site along the one-half mile walkway along the Au Gres River into Saginaw Bay.

Au Gres Marine 989-876-8587

Northport General Store 989-876-8929

Wright’s Sport Store (Norman Wright) 989-876-8720

Pro & Amateur- Walleye & Bass Tournaments 989-876-8811
AuGres Floor Covering (Bill Richardson) 989-876-8199
Buresh Funeral Homes,Inc. 989-876-8525
Kelly’s Party Store 989-876-6910

Northport 989-876-8840

Pier23 Au Gres 989-876-7856

Au Gres Sheep Factory (Jean Nixon) 989-876-8787
World renowned gift shop selling wool of all shapes and sizes.  Tours available with prior appointment.

Chicken Coop (Pat Findlay) 989-876-6630
Unique quality items for the home and collector.

Treasurer’s Forever & Chocolates Forever (Deb Boensch)  989-876-6385
Amish crafted furniture along with unique gifts, candles, home accents, and hand dipped chocolates.

Au Gres Meat & Produce 989-876-6967

Dollar General 989-876-0122

Sunrise Market 989-876-2908

Huron Breeze Golf Course & Country Club 989-876-6868

Knoll View Golf Course 989-876-4653

Pine River Golf Club 989-846-6819

Singing Bridge Golf Course 989-362-0022

St Joseph Hospital – Tawas 989-362-3411

St Mary’s Hospital – Standish 989-846-4521

Kelly’s Party Store(Seasonal) 989-876-6910

Zanner’s Ice Cream (Seasonal)

Sundaes Afternoon (Seasonal)

Bessinger Pickle Company (Ladeema Carruthers) 989-876-8008

Bopp-Busch Manufacturing 989-876-7121

ATD Engineering & Machine 989-876-7161

Internal Temperature Control 989-876-8075

JIMCO Fire Protection (Greg Dittenber) 989-876-6566

Monitor Sugar 989-876-8616

Wolverine Wood Pellets 989-876-7600

Walker Agency 989-876-713
Nixon’s Laundromat (Dennis Nixon)
In Season Landscape (Dave Nixon) 989-876-8800

Lake Huron Landscaping LLC (Steve Stiff) 866-955-0441

Northcoast Landscaping 888-366-9554

Roger’s Nursery 989-876-7113

Au Gres Community Library 989-876-8818

Hours: Monday & Tuesday: 12:00 – 7:00 PM, Wednesday & Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Saturday: 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Bernard Lumber Center 989-876-7114
All Season Marine (Pat/Roger Schwiderson) 989-876-9599

Au Gres Marine 989-876-8587
Sales, service, parts, accessories & Storage.

Au Gres Yacht Club & Marina 989-876-8155

Private Condo Association.          989-876-8155

Au Gres State Docks/Harbor of Refuge 989-362-2731
8 docks available for launching boats.  Annual  launch permits available.

Harbortown Marina (Private)

Inland Marine (Mike Horton) 989-876-7185
Boat slips available along with boat sales, repairs, and parts.

Marine Transport 989-876-7915

Northport Marina 989-876-8840
Boat slips available along with boat sales, repairs, parts and gas.

Point AuGres Marina & Campground 989-876-7314

Sagar Creek Marina (Private)

Au Gres Inn 989-876-2000

Where hospitality is always in season.  Continental Breakfast!

Econo Lodge 989-876-4060

Beautiful knotty pine building with 30 guest rooms and indoor pool/hot tub, 5 in-room jacuzzis,

continental breakfast, daily swim open to the public.

Arenac County Museum 989-876-6399

Open from Memorial Day thru Labor Day every Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.  During the summer months, the last Thursday of each month holds a special speaker and program.  Any other time, please call and leave message.

In Season Landscape 989-876-8800

Roger’s Nursery 989-876-7113

Moore Painting & Decorating (Dan Moore) 989-876-7666
Arenac County Park 989-846-6188

Located on Lake Huron with 900′ of sandy beach.  Amenities include: picnic tables, grills, volleyball, horseshoes.  Daily or seasonal pass available.

Au Gres City Riverfront Park 989-876-8310

Located with the Au Gres City Campground is day use park with swings, basketball courts, tennis courts, baseball fields, and children’s play area.

KinderPlatz Park

Located off of Michigan Avenue is day use park with children’s play area and picnic tables

Old Airport Disc Golf Course 989-876-8811

Located in Industrial Parkway off Court Street.  This 18 hole course was Established in 1999.  Free to public.

Au Gres Party Store (Dennis Weishuhn) 989-876-7012

Kelly’s Party Store (Dan & Kelly Moore) 989-876-6910

Pier 23 (Dale Weiss) 989-876-7856

Northport 989-876-8929

Au Gres Pharmacy (located in Sunrise Market) 989-876-8899
Au Gres St Joseph Family Clinic 989-876-7104

McLaren Bay Region- Au Gres Family Medicine 989-532-4100

Au Gres Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation 989-876-8375
Bessinger Pickle 989-876-8008
Bayview Calicos 989-876-6933

Classes offered, call for details!

The Stitchery Plus 989-876-7874

Long-arm machine quilting.

Arenac Realty 989-876-8171


Ali’s Up North (Allison Wiltse) 989-876-7022

Au Gres Yacht Club Restaurant (seasonal) 989-876-8155

B’s Family Restaurant(Bernice Nelson) 989-876-8311

H & H Bakery & Restaurant (Keith Ososki) 989-876-7144

Harbor Pizzeria 989-876-8188

Huron Breeze Golf & Country Club (seasonal) 989-876-8711

Mugg Shots (Alan Maser) 989-876-6467

Subway (Dale Weiss) 989-876-2300

Town & Country Lounge (Jack Stolt) 989-876-8612

Goodman’s Carpet & Upholstery 989-876-7099
Huron Hairport (Tina Lake) 989-876-CUTS

Laura’s Sassy Scissors (Laura Holmes) 989-876-2244

The Beauty Shop (Judy Bilacic) 989-876-2554

Daniels Septic 989-654-3199
Au Gres Mini Storage 989-876-4250

Bay View Storage 989-876-6933

Hammel Beach Storage 989-876-6757

Midwest Punch Inc.(Jim Brownell) 989-414-6526

Embroidery & Applique (Stacy & Bryan Sesler) 989-876-6664

Anytime Taxi Service (Bob Proulx) 989-313-2492
Au Tow Service & Towing (Pat & Roger Schwiderson) 989-876-7929
Castaway (Pam Gale) Email:
Cruise Planners (Dale Borske) 989-876-8888

Miles Away Travel (Denise Schutte) 989-876-8706

Gordon’s Tree Service 989-876-6484
Bilacic Trucking (Gary Bilacic) 989-876-8516

C Woods Trucking & Excavating(Chuck Woods) 989-876-8381

Killingbeck Excavating (Dennis Killingbeck) 989-876-7247

Lynch Excavating (Kevin Lynch) 989-876-8656

Bay Video (Diane Nelson) 989-876-6226
EBR (Ed Schwiderson) 989-876-2696
Modern Craft Winery & Tasting Room (Tom Nixon) 989-876-0270
Wolverine Hardwood Pellets (Brent Schutte) 988-876-7600