Contact Us


Contact us

There are many reasons you might want to contact the US Forest Service.  As a multiple use agency with many projects and programs across the nation, we have a lot going on! 

My question is about ....

1. a specific project on the Hiawatha National Forest

2. tourism opportunities on the Hiawatha, or on one of its Districts.

3. something general, related to Forest activities.

If you have a general question, you may just want to use the contact form below.  Or, if your questions relate to a specific project or program on the Hiawatha, you may find a contact listed on the Hiawatha's webpage. 

Your comments are important to us, and we look forward to responding.  Filling out the "subject" line will help us direct your concern appropriately.  Thank you!

Forest map showing counties and districts


Our Offices

Hiawatha National Forest is located in Michigan's central and eastern Upper Peninsula.  Our headquarters office is located in Gladstone. Three district offices serve the public.  Below are the addresses and telephone numbers for each of our public offices.



Office located in Gladstone, MIFOREST SUPERVISOR'S OFFICE

Forest Supervisor: Cid Morgan
820 Rains Drive
Gladstone, MI 49837
Front Desk: (906)  428-5800
FAX - Front Desk: (906) 428-9030
TTY - Hearing Impaired: 711

Office Hours: (call ahead for passes & permits)
Monday thru Friday: 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Weekends: Closed


Munising Office Building

Munising Ranger District Office

District Ranger: Charles Marsh

400 E. Munising Ave
Munising, MI 49862
Business Desk: (906) 387-2512
Visitor Information Desk: (906) 387-3700
FAX- Front Desk: (906) 387-2070
TTY - Hearing Impaired: 711
Valley Spur Ski Hot Line (906) 387-4918
Visitor Info requests:

Business Office Hours: (call ahead for passes & permits)
Monday - Friday: 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Weekends & Holidays : Closed

Interagency Visitor Center Hours:
May: Monday - Sunday 9:00AM to 4:30PM, Closed Holidays
Summer: Monday - Sunday 9:00AM to 5:00PM (starts Memorial Day Weekend)
Winter: Monday - Saturday 9:00AM to 4:30PM, Closed Sundays & Holidays


Rapid River / Manistique Ranger District -- Rapid River Office

District Ranger: Joanne Sanfilippo

8181 US Highway 2
Rapid River, MI 49878
Front Desk: (906) 474-6442
FAX- Front Desk: (906) 474-9122
TTY - Hearing Impaired: 711

Office Hours: (call ahead for passes & permits)
Monday - Friday: 8:00AM - 4:30 PM
Weekends: Closed


St. Ignace Ranger District

St Ignace Ranger/Sault Ste Marie Ranger District -- St Ignace Office

District Ranger: Robert West

W1900  US 2, St. Ignace, MI 49781 Front Desk: (906) 643-7900
FAX- Front Desk: (906) 643-8759
TTY - Hearing Impaired: 711

Raco Work Center: (906) 248-3431 Directions
Point Iroquois Lighthouse: (906) 437-5272 Directions

Office Hours: (call ahead for passes & permits)
Monday - Friday: 8:00AM - 4:30 PM
Weekends: Closed

How We're Organized

Our Ranger Districts: Unique Parts of a Unique Whole

In addition to the Supervisor's Office located in Gladstone, the Hiawatha National Forest operates five Ranger District Offices in the central and eastern Upper Peninsula.  While the individual Districts have many things in common (such as influence from one or more of the nearby Great Lakes), they are also uniquely different.

Manistique and Rapid River Ranger Districts 

Operated as one unit, the Rapid River/Manistique Ranger District is situated in the south central part of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The District's proximity to Lake Michigan is an important influence particularly noticable in places like Peninsula Point Lighthouse and Little Bay de Noc Campground.  Other key water features on the District include three Wild & Scenic Rivers near Rapid River and the numerous inland lakes concentrated north of Manistique.  Also notable is the extensive jackpine habitat found on the district, including the Stonington Peninsula, providing habitat for the Kirtland's Warbler.

Munising Ranger District Office

Located in the north central area of the Upper Peninsula, the Munising Ranger District covers the area north of the east-west "mid-rib" of the peninsula, pausing at the Lake Superior shoreline, and jumping the water to Grand Island National Recreation Area, located just offshore of Munising.  Lake Superior's beauty and lake effect snow both influence the District's character and attract many visitors.  The District also includes two Congressionally designated Wildernesses.

St Ignace and Sault Ste Marie Ranger Districts  

Operated as one unit in the eastern Upper Peninsula, the Forest lies adjacent to three of the Great Lakes. Visitors exploring the Lake Superior shoreline will especially enjoy the Whitefish Bay Scenic Byway, including Point Iroquois Lighthouse. Lake Michigan's beaches and dunes provide habitats for unique plants and animals, while visitors enjoy the beauty of Lake Michigan Campground. Along Lake Huron, Forest visitors find the pristine Horseshoe Bay Wilderness, one of four Wildernesses on the east side of the Forest. Every year, thousands of visitors to Mackinaw Island pass by the scenic Round Island which lies between Lakes Huron and Michigan and upon which sits the Round Island Lighthouse. 


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