Oscoda County Chamber
Oscoda County is a rural Community, in the heart of northern Lower Michigan, with a population of approximately 9,418. We are surrounded by wildlife; at almost anytime you can look out your window and see a deer, a wild turkey or possibly a bear. Oscoda County is best known for the famous AuSable River, the abundance of ORV (off road vehicles) trails, and the Kirtland's Warbler, a small bird that comes to visit us for a few months in the summer. The Kirtland Warbler is a 1/2-oz. bird that is on the endangered species list. The Kirtland Warblers only nest in this area, in the jack pine forest. There is a Kirtland Warbler Festival that is held every year at the Kirtland Community College in May. The AuSable River runs throughout the entire County, so there is a lot of canoeing, fishing and tubing here. There are over 2,000,000 plus acres of State and Federal land that is more than any other county in Michigan. Our county is also the smallest one in Michigan. We have no city government and we have only one stoplight, which is pretty unique. We have a large Amish community in our county that settled here in the early 1900's. It is not uncommon to share our roads with horse & buggies and many of them travel on bicycles. The best thing about our area is the fresh air, friendly people and lots of room to enjoy nature.