Due to a lapse in federal funding, this USDA website will not be actively updated. Once funding has been reestablished, online operations will continue. On-going operational updates will be posted here (https://www.fs.fed.us/shutdown) as we are able to provide them.


OHV Riding & Camping

Choose from the following to find a site:


The Ottawa National Forest has over 2,300 miles of Forest Service road and trail open to off-highway vehicles (OHVs).  Free Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUMs) are availale to show what routes are open to highway legal vehicles, what routes are open to OHVs, and what routes are open to all vehicles.  The maps are available at our offices and online here

The Forest Service also has an online Interactive Travel Map to help you understand where you can legally enjoy travel opportunities in the Ottawa National Forest.  Zoom in to the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan to find the Ottawa National Forest.  This online service does not replace the MVUMs. 

Roads and trails designated as open to OHVs are open to vehicles 65 inches or less in width and utilizing off-road low pressure tires.

Free dispersed camping is allowed along roads and trails open to OHVs on Ottawa National Forest land.  Campground roads, however, are closed to OHV use.  

Click the OHV Trail Riding at the top of this page for more information on OHV trails on the Ottawa.