Area Status: Open
The Ottawa Visitor Center is located at the junction of US 2 and US 45 in Watersmeet, Michigan. A new Ottawa National Forest film presentation showing the beautiful north woods through the seasons is shown every half hour daily during the summer months, with special interpretive programs on Thursday evenings beginning in June. The center is fully accessible and features exhibits, interpretive association sales outlet, and a nature trail. There is no charge at this facility. The Ottawa Visitor Center has been open to the public since May 1971. The mission of the Center is to foster understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of the natural, cultural, recreational, and wilderness resources of the Ottawa National Forest. Through interpretive programs and displays, our goal is to help build public understanding and appreciation of our natural resources that leads to safe, wise and caring use of the Forest
At a Glance
||Winter Hours: Open Monday - Friday, 8:00 a. m. to 4:00 p. m. (CST)
||Winter Hours: Open Monday - Friday, 8:00 a. m. to 5:00 p. m. (CST)
Summer Hours: Open daily, 9:00 a. m. to 5:00 p. m. (CST) Open until 8:30 p. m. on Thursdays for evening programs.
||Interpretive Site,Accessible,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
||Firewood, Bough, and Christmas Tree Permits are available at Visitor Center.
||Ironwood, MI, is 46 miles to the west and Iron River, MI, is 30 miles to the east. Houghton, MI, is 68 miles to the North.
||You can purchase your Ineragency Pass's at the Visitor Center
||Ottawa National Forest
Located at the intersections of US45 and US2 in Watersmeet Michigan.