The Ottawa National Forest is located in the north central part of Wisconsin.
Where is this Forest?


Maps & Publications

A number of maps of the Ottawa National Forest are available for free or purchase at the Supervisor’s Office, Ranger Districts, and Ottawa Visitor Center. See Map order form and guides under related links.

Forest Recreation Map: This is a map of the entire Forest at a scale of ½ inch equals 1 (one) mile. It shows the road system, trails, wilderness areas, lakes, streams, developed recreation sites including camp and picnic grounds and boat landings, winter sports areas, points of interest including waterfalls, and other information beneficial to visitors. This map includes the North Country National Scenic Trail, winter recreation, snowmobiling, wildlife, canoeing, hunting, fishing and more. (2008 Edition.)

Topographical (1:24,000) Map: These maps are at a scale of 2.64 inches equals 1 mile and are in a 7 ½’ latitude by 7 ½’ longitude quadrangle format. They were derived from the U.S. Geological Survey Topographic Quadrangles, are highly detailed, and serve as the base for all other Ottawa National Forest maps. Topography is shown with a contour interval of 10 or 20 feet or 5 meters. See Ottawa quad map index to select map located on the last page of the Ottawa Map Order Form.

North Country Trail Maps: Two maps cover the portion of the North Country Trail that runs through the Ottawa National Forest. One map covers Ironwood to Cascade Falls and the other covers the area from Cascade Falls to Alberta. Both are available for $7.00 each. Price per copy

Ironwood to Cascade Falls - $7.00
Cascade Falls to Alberta - $7.00

Ottawa Map Ordering Form

Motor Vehicle Use MapsOn November 9, 2005, the Forest Service published a final travel management regulation, governing use of OHVs and other motor vehicles on National Forest System lands. The final rule requires individual national forests to designate those roads, trails, and areas open to motor vehicle use. Once designation is complete on a national forest or ranger district, the rule will prohibit motor vehicles off the designated system. Click here to learn more about the Motor Vehicle Use and view Maps.

Interactive Travel Maps

Zoom in closer on the map to view available route data.

This map is intended to help you understand where you can legally enjoy travel opportunities in the Ottawa National Forest. It does not replace the Ottawa National Forest's legal Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM).

Downloadable Maps:(Adobe Version 8 is required to view)

Ottawa National Forest Map (very large)

Ottawa National Forest Mini Map (Old but suitable for printing)

Quad Map Index

Region 9 Map

Black River Harbor Map (Updated 4/25/2011)

Sylvania Wilderness Map (Updated 4/25/2011)

Courtney Lake Horse Trail Map

Courtney Lake Ski Trail Map - PDF

Courtney Lake Ski Trail Map - JPG

Bergland Ski Trail Map

Ge-Che Ski Trail Map

Land O' Lakes Ski Trail Map

GPS Coordinates for Ottawa National Forest Campgrounds

GPS Coordinates for Sylvania Wilderness Campsites

GPS Coordinates for Waterfalls on the Ottawa

Sturgeon River Gorge Wilderness Map

McCormick Wilderness Map

Ottawa Waterfall Map

Trap Hills Map (Updated 4/25/2011)

Hunter Maps

These maps need to be downloaded to view

Bluebill Creek Hunter Walking Trail Map

Cooks Run Hunter Walking Trail Map

Davison Lakes Hunter Walking Trail Map

Harris Creek Hunter Walking Trail apMap

Interior Grouse Management Hunter Trail Map

Moraine Lake Hunter Walking Trail Map

Morrison Creek Hunter Walking Trail Map

Pelkie Hunter Walking Trail Map

Grouse Maps

Bergland RD Aspen Map (9/2014 Version)

Bessemer East RD Aspen Map (9/2014 Version)

Bessemer West RD Aspen Map (9/2014 Version)

Iron River RD Aspen Map (9/2014 Version)

Kenton RD Aspen Map (9/2014 Version)

Ontonagon RD Aspen Map (9/2014 Version)

Watersmeet RD Aspen Map (9/2014 Version)

Additional Map Resources

National Forest Store for Map

Guide to National Forests

Order Maps On Line (USGS)