Rifle River-Rustic Cabins

2550 Rose City Road
Lupton, MI 48635

800-447-2757

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.

There are five cabins available. Each cabin is secluded in its own location in the park. Four cabins are situated on a lake and one is located on the Rifle River. Each is a one-room cabin with three bunk beds, table and chairs, counter top area with cupboards and a propane wall furnace. Outside of each is a fire ring, standing charcoal grill, picnic table, hand pump for water and a vault toilet. Use of the shower facilities at Grousehaven Lake Modern Campground is included from Mid-April to December 1st. These cabins are open year round and are ADA accessible.

Birch cabin: accommodates 6 people

Located on Rifle River, has its own secluded location in the park with a locking gate at the entrance to the driveway. The cabin can be accessed by driving, hiking or biking in. Parking lot is 50 ft away and has three parking spots, surrounded by thousands of acres of prime hunting land. The Rifle River flows within 200 ft of the cabin. The cabin sleeps 6 people in 3 beds that are bunk beds. Linen is not provided. The cabin provides a dining table and dining chairs, it has screened windows and doors. Heat source is a propane space heater and the propane is provided. Outside there is a picnic table, firepit, and charcoal grill. You can use dead and down wood from park or purchase from local vendor. No electricity. Water can be obtained by the hand pump near the cabin, park headquarters in the winter or from the lake (water must be boiled for 5 minutes or filtered with a .5 micron filter or smaller). There is an adjacent outhouse. 2 miles from lodging and telephone, 300 yards to trash receptacle, 25 miles to nearest hospital, .5 miles to playground and beach, 2.5 miles to park office.

Devoe Lake cabin: accommodates 6 people

Located on Devoe Lake which is a designated trout lake. It is secluded with a locking gate at the entrance and can be accessed by driving, hiking, or biking. 50 ft from parking lot with three parking spots. Surrounded by thousands of acres of prime hunting land, 500 yards from pines cabin and the two cabins are frequently rented by larger groups. Three bunk beds, no linen provided. Provides dining table and dining chairs, and has a view of lake with screened windows and doors. Propane space heater with provided propane. Picnic table, fire pit, and charcoal grill outside. You can use dead and down wood from park or purchase from local vendor. No electricity. Water can be obtained by the hand pump near the cabin, park headquarters in the winter or from the lake (water must be boiled for 5 minutes or filtered with a .5 micron filter or smaller). Adjacent outhouse. 0.5 miles from lodging, 1.5 miles to trash receptacle, 25 miles to hospital, 2 miles to telephone, 1.5 miles to playground, 2 miles from beach, and three miles to park office.

Grebe Lake cabin: accommodates 6 people

Located on Grebe Lake which is good for fishing. Secluded with a locking gate at entrance. Can be accessed by driving, hiking or biking. 50 ft from parking lot with three parking spots. Surrounded by thousands of acres of prime hunting land. The Scaup Lake Cabin is within 500 yards of this cabin and the two are frequently used by large groups. Three bunk beds with no linens provided. Provides dining table and dining chairs with a lake view, screened windows and doors. Heat source is a propane space heater with propane provided. Picnic table, firepit and charcoal grill outside. You can use dead and down wood from park or purchase from local vendor. No electricity. Water can be obtained by the hand pump near the cabin, park headquarters in the winter or from the lake (water must be boiled for 5 minutes or filtered with a .5 micron filter or smaller). Adjacent outhouse. 0.5 miles from lodging, 2 miles to nearest trash, telephone, playground, and beach, 25 miles to hospital, and 4 miles to park office.

Pines cabin: accommodates 6 people

Located on Grousehaven Lake which is designated as a trout lake with direct access to Rifle River. Secluded with locking gate at entrance drive, can be accessed by driving, hiking, or biking. Parking lot is 50 ft away with 3 parking spots. Surrounded by thousands of acres of prime hunting land. Located within 500 yards of Devoe Lake cabin and the two are frequently rented by larger groups. Three bunk beds, no linen provided. Includes a dining table, dining chairs, a lake view, screened windows and doors. Propane space heater with propane included as heat source. Picnic table, fire pit, and charcoal grill are outside. You can use dead and down wood from park or purchase from local vendor. No electricity. Water can be obtained by the hand pump near the cabin, park headquarters in the winter or from the lake (water must be boiled for 5 minutes or filtered with a .5 micron filter or smaller). Adjacent outhouse. 500 yards from lodging, 1.5 miles to trash and playground, 25 miles to hospital, 2 miles to telephone and beach, 3 miles to park office.

Scaup Lake cabin: accomodates 6 people

Located on Scaup Lake. Secluded with locking gate at entrance drive, can be accessed by driving, hiking, or biking. Parking lot is 50 ft away with 3 parking spots. Surrounded by thousands of acres of prime hunting land. ADA accessible. Within 500 yards of Grebe Lake Cabin, and the two are frequently rented by larger groups. Three bunk beds with no linen provided. Cabin includes a dining table, dining chairs, lake view, screened windows and doors, and a propane space heater with propane provided. Picnic table, fire pit, and charcoal grill are outside. You can use dead and down wood from park or purchase from local vendor. No electricity. Water can be obtained by the hand pump near the cabin, park headquarters in the winter or from the lake (water must be boiled for 5 minutes or filtered with a .5 micron filter or smaller). Adjacent outhouse. 0.5 miles from lodging, 1.5 miles from trash receptacle and playground, 25 miles from hospital, 2 miles from telephone and beach, and 3.5 miles from park office.

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