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Rifle River Recreation Area, Lupton
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Rifle River Recreation Area is a wilderness located on the upper reaches of the Rifle River within the Au Sable State Forest in Ogemaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Covering 4449acre, the area provides a variety of recreational opportunities, including boating, canoeing, hiking, hunting, fishing, cross-country skiing, biking, and swimming.This area was formerly a private hunting and fishing retreat owned by Harry Mulford Jewett, president of the Paige-Detroit Motor Car Company, for whom the Jewett automobile was named. In 1945 the tract, then called Grousehaven, was purchased by the Michigan Department of Conservation from Mrs. Jewett after her husband's death. 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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  • I camped with my family at the Devoe campground. The campsite was picture perfect. Well maintained. There was very little crowd. The beach and the trails were clean and well kept. 
  • this is a must stop for autumn. one way drive takes you through the forest along ridges and trails. look out point over beautiful lake. 
  • This park has a great public beach off the beaten path. The majority of the beach is grass with about a foot wide strip of sand along the entire beach for the kids to build sand castles. They have don...  more »