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 Visitor 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. While OHV use is prohibited is some campgrounds on the Forest, OHV use is allowed in the following campgrounds and must stay on the roadway and camping spur:
- Pomeroy Campground
- Black River Harbor Campground
- Lake Ste Kathryn Campground
- Norway Lake Campground
- Lake Ottawa Campground
- Paint River Forks Campground
- Sturgeon River Campground
Click the OHV Trail Riding at the top of this page for more information on OHV trails on the Ottawa.
MI-Trale maps (NOTE: the Forest Service does not endorse the product or organization nor does the FS exercise any responsibility over the content)