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The two RV Gypsies stopped at Iargo Springs
on the River Road National Scenic Byway in Michigan
and walked down 294 stairs
June 15, 2013

Largo Springs Interpretive Site sign

The beautiful Iargo Springs, is a very amazing spot. Iargo Springs features several viewing decks and a boardwalk path through the natural springs. Man-made barriers pool the springs and create small waterfalls that the ice cold spring water runs down.

Scroll down for amazing photos, especially the photos taken near the Au Sable River.

What is a spring
sign defining a spring
the name of Largo

The natural springs can be accessed from the road via 294 stairs leading down to the Au Sable River. Lee went DOWN the stairs BACKWARDS. It was easier on his knees. This always causes people to stare, so the two RV Gypsies stop to explain.

Lee Duquette goes DOWN the stairs BACKWARDS
the stairway

Two of the springs had dams that created small waterfalls. Lee checked out the first waterfall.

Lee Duquette checked out the first waterfall

The photo below was taken by Lee from the spot where he was standing in the photo that is shown just above.

Largo Springs

The 2nd spring with a dam
that created a small waterfall.

Close-up of the rocks and moss in the spring water as shown in the photo to the left.

The 2nd spring with a dam that creates a small waterfall.
Close-up of the rocks and moss in the spring water

The water was amazingly crystal clear.

The water is amazingly crystal clear
many springs at Largo Springs

Iargo Springs is a mystical place where underground springs come together and form multiple cold water streams throughout this area.

another water stream

The two RV Gypsies on separate parts of the elevated boardwalk that meanders through the spring area. The wooden boardwalk stretches over 1,000 feet as it winds through the natural springs.

Lee Duquette on the elevated boardwalk
Karen Duquette on the elevated boardwalk

Water flowed everywhere

Water flows everywhere
Water flows everywhere
sign about a transition forest
streams in Largo Springs
streams in Largo Springs

The water flowing around this sprig of green was so clear that it's hard to realize that this is a photo of water.

 
water flowing around a sprig of green
view from the boardwalk

Iargo Springs provides a spectacular panoramic view of the Au Sable River. There are many large natural springs. Varied flora includes riparian wildflowers and old growth hardwood.

Largo Springs provides a spectacular panoramic view of the AuSable River
a spectacular view of the AuSable River
a spectacular view of the AuSable River
a spectacular view of the AuSable River
a spectacular view of the AuSable River
a spectacular view of the AuSable River

The two RV Gypsies saw each other across the boardwalk, so they waved and took a picture of each other as they walked along the elevated boardwalk and enjoyed the serenity of Iargo Springs.

Lee Duquette on the boardwalk at Largo Springs
Karen Duquette on the boardwalk at Largo Springs
view from the boardwalk at Largo Springs
view from the boardwalk at Largo Springs
view from the boardwalk at Largo Springs
view from the boardwalk at Largo Springs
a spectacular view of the AuSable River
a spectacular panoramic view of the AuSable River
a spectacular view of the AuSable River
a spectacular view of the AuSable River
water flows everywhere
Lee Duquette on a viewing platform
a spectacular view of the AuSable River
a spectacular view of the AuSable River
a spectacular view of the AuSable River
a spectacular view of the AuSable River
a spectacular view of the AuSable River
a spectacular view of the AuSable River
a dragonfly
a spectacular view of the AuSable River

The water was so clear that it was hard to believe that the two photos shown below are photos of things under the river's water.

clear water
clear water
fish in the water
coins in the water

Now the two RV Gypsies had to go back up the 294 stairs.

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Menu for the two RV Gypsies Adventures
in Oscoda & Tawas, Michigan
June 15-16, 2013

You may visit these eleven (11) sites in any order you choose.
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Au Sable Harbor & Pier

Oscoda Beach Park & Pier

Sturgeon Point Lighthouse

Tawas Point Lighthouse

Old Bailey School

Paul Bunyan Statue & Oddities

The two RV Gypsies drove on the River Road Scenic Byway, a 22-mile drive between Oscoda and South Branch that runs parallel with the beautiful Au Sable River. It is a designated National Scenic Byway. The Lumberman's Monument, Canoer's Memorial, Iargo Springs, and Foote Pond Scenic Overlook are all attractions off of the River Road Scenic Byway.

Lumberman's Monument

Canoer's Memorial

Iargo Springs (beautiful)

Foote Pond Scenic Overlook

Cooke Pond, Horseshoe Island, Au Sable River,
and 544 steps

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go to the next adventure of the two RV GypsiesAFTER you have seen all eleven (11) sections above, please continue on to Mackinac Island /Mackinaw City and 2 lighthouses