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Sawmill Point Primitive Campsites Professional Review and Guide
"The Mio Dam marks a significant change in the Au Sable River. Upstream the watercourse runs unregulated. The Mio Dam, however, widens the river and slows its pace, creating Mio Pond. This dam is the first portage on the Au Sable, and the four dams and four flood ponds that follow create a river that is a far cry from the one paddled by Native Americans and early European explorers, or even the loggers who used the river to float their lumber to Lake Huron.
Much of this stretch of the Au Sable lies within the Huron National Forest, and the U.S. Forest Service has made good use of the recreational opportunities these dams create."
--Matt Forster, Best Tent Camping: Michigan (Menasha Ridge Press).
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