Hiawatha National Forest

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The Hiawatha National Forest's year-round beauty offers something for everyone. From lighthouses and islands, to beaches and trails, you can find something you'll love on the Forest.

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Hiawatha National Forest in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Your Great Lakes National Forest

Located in Michigan's wild and scenic Upper Peninsula, the Hiawatha National Forest's dramatic shorelines lie nestled up to Lakes Superior, Huron and Michigan -- three of the five great lakes. Our lakeshores, lighthouses, islands and abundant snow create a place of respite and play within a day's drive of urban and rural areas of Michigan, Wisconsin, other nearby states and international locations.

  • Lighthouses and Unique Destinations

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    Experience the Hiawatha's great lakeshores, lighthouses, islands and snow in the Upper Peninsula Michigan. Visitors come from across the world, country, or state for unique travel experiences they can only get here. As a tourist destination and National Forest, we are truly unique.

  • Plan Your Trip

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    Maps for the Hiawatha National Forest are available in all formats and for all devices. Plan ahead by mapping your adventure, checking pass and permit information, and reviewing outdoor safety.

  • Caring for the Land

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    The Hiawatha National Forest manages for a variety of resource values including recreation, wilderness, heritage, transportation, ecosystem and fire management. Discover more about the Hiawatha National Forest.


Restoration continues on the multi-year Au Train River project

Site 10 at the Au Train River Project

Restoration continues on the multi-year Au Train River project thanks to partners working alongside Hiawatha employees.

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Public Involvement

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Interested in planning? Visit our Projects page for more about National Environmental Policy Act and the projects we’re planning.

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