Ottawa National Forest


The nearly one million acres of the Ottawa National Forest are located in the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The National Forest extends from the south shore of Lake Superior to the Wisconsin border. The area is rich in wildlife viewing opportunities; breathtaking views of rolling hills dotted with lakes, rivers and waterfalls; and spectacular fall colors. You have to see it to believe it--come visit the Ottawa!



Phone (906) 358-4724



E23979 US 2 East Watersmeet, MI 49969


Biking Boating Camping Interpretive Programs Fishing Hiking Horseback Riding Hunting Off Highway Vehicle Winter Sports Visitor Center Wildlife Viewing Swimming


FS - USDA Forest Service

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