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Big Creek Township Parks

M-33 Park
This wayside park along M-33 offers a picnic area and handicap accessible fishing just below the Mio dam.

Comstock Park
Right in Luzerne, you will find a playground, picnic area, covered pavilion, and public restrooms.

Camp 10 Fishing
Two covered, handicap accessible fishing docks are located on the Ausable river, on Camp 10 road.

Luzerne River Park Campground
The township campground is located on the Ausable river, north of Luzerne, including restrooms and a boat launch.

The canvas of the votes for the Presidential Primary will be held at the Oscoda County Building Commissioners' Meeting Room on February 29, 2024, 1:00 p.m.

BIG CREEK TOWNSHIP PUBLIC NOTICE ESTABLISHMENT OF EARLY VOTING SITE

To All Qualified Electors in Big Creek Township

Notice is hereby given by resolution of the Big Creek Township Board under authority granted in Public Act 81 of 2023, that the location of the EARLY VOTING SITE for ALL federal and statewide election dates will be the following:

Big Creek Township Hall
1175 Ryno Road
Luzerne, MI 48636

All qualified electors in Big Creek Township have the right to mark a ballot and deposit the ballot in a tabulator beginning the second Saturday before an election and ending the Sunday before the election. EARLY VOTING will be available at the EARLY VOTING SITE for the following hours:

Saturday: 9am-5pm
Sunday: 9am-5pm
Monday: 9am-5pm
Tuesday: 9am-5pm
Wednesday: 9am-5pm
Thursday: 9am-5pm
Friday: 9am-5pm
Saturday: 9am-5pm
Sunday: 9am-5pm

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Big Creek Township Clerk’s Office at 989-826-5992.

The Big Creek Township Board wishes to share the information it has been receiving during our meetings with Consumers Energy and the public hearings which have been held. We have decided to include links and information on our web site as a way to accomplish this.

Here are some additional resources:

Letter from the Big Creek Township Supervisor

Consumer Energy’s Future of Hydroelectric webpage

August 23, 2023 Letter from Michigan EGLE to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

September 1, 2023 Letter from Michigan Fisheries Division to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Footbridge01Big Creek Township is a small, rural community located in the forests of the northeastern portion of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. The township includes the western half of Mio, Michigan, and the small town of Luzerne, Michigan. The 2010 census recorded a population of 2,827 with a median age of 49.3 years. There are many retirees here, with 22 percent of the population aged 65 or older.

The AuSable River runs through the township, providing some of the best fishing and canoeing in the state of Michigan. On any summer day, you will find fisherman wading in the river and floating downstream in the distinctive drift boats that are common to this river. A dam in Mio creates the 944 acre Mio Pond with deeper waters than the normally fast and shallow river.

Most of the township lies within the Huron National Forest, providing thousands of acres of federal land, along with numerous snowmobile, ATV and hiking trails. Numerous small lakes are also found for a variety of fishing. The forest lies in a transition area between the agricultural lands of southern Michigan and the forested areas to the north. As a result, the area provides a wide variety of habitat, including hardwoods, conifers, lowland swamps, bogs and marshes. Famous to the area is the Kirtland’s Warbler, an endangered bird that summers exclusively in the jack pines of this area.

Thanks in part to these natural resources, over half of the homes in Big Creek Township are used for seasonal or recreational use. Folks from southern Michigan and other states enjoy summers and weekends in this beautiful area.