The Hiawatha National Forest is located in the northern stretch of Michigan.
Where is this Forest?



Hiawatha National Forest

Your "Great Lakes National Forest"


Skier in forest opening, glow of sun low in sky.                                                    Located in Michigan's wild and scenic Upper Peninsula, the Hiawatha National Forest's dramatic shorelines lie nestled up to Lakes Superior, Huron and Michigan -- three of the five great lakes. Our lakeshores, lighthouses, islands and abundance of snow create a place of respite and play within a day's drive of urban and rural areas of Michigan, Wisconsin, other nearby states and international locations.  Learn more: check out these feature stories about your Great Lakes National Forest!

Cross-Country Ski Season is Here!

Check out the opportunities on the Hiawatha's ski trails.

Field Trip Grants for Local Schools

Interested in a field trip for your school?  Learn more here!

Mather Lodge: A Preservation Success Story

Situated on a remote Lake Superior shoreline, partnerships are breathing new life into this historic lodge.

Timber Sales

Hiawatha National Forest is committed to environmentally sound management. Timber sales are one tool for accomplishing this objective. More...


Great Lakeshores

Visitors enjoy the Hiawatha

The Hiawatha offers visitors access to undeveloped shores of three of America’s great inland seas -- Lakes Superior, Michigan, and Huron.

Great Lighthouses

Point Iroquois Lighthouse

Six historic lighthouses stand on Hiawatha’s Great Lakes shorelines, five of which are owned entirely or in part by the Forest Service. 


Great Islands

Relax and enjoy our islands and lakeshores!

The Hiawatha boasts four distinctly different Great Lakes islands. Each offers something unique to visitors.

Great Snow

Skiers follow trail in wooded area.

When there’s no snow elsewhere, winter sports enthusiasts look to the U.P. With 200 inches of snowfall yearly in some areas, it’s no wonder!