Ottawa National Forest
Visit the Ottawa!
Experience the beauty and solitude of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
In Michigan's Upper Peninsula!
The almost one million acres of the Ottawa National Forest are located in the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The forest extends from the south shore of Lake Superior to the Wisconsin border. The area is rich in wildlife viewing opportunities; breathtaking views of rolling hills dotted with lakes, rivers and waterfalls; and spectacular fall colors. But you have to see it to believe it--come visit the Ottawa!
Plan Your Adventure on the Ottawa
Plan Ahead for Your Trip
Find out where prescribed burns will be taking place on the Ottowa National Forest in 2023.
White Deer Fire Update June 4, 2023
Release Date: Jun 5, 2023
Hagerman Lake Property Association Donates a Dock to the Ottawa National Forest
Release Date: May 31, 2023
J.W. Toumey Nursery
The nursery produces bareroot and containerized tree seedlings and native plants for planting on seven National Forests in the Lake States.
GAOA – Forest-wide Trails Rehab
Heavy winters, wind and rainstorms over the last several years have resulted in a faster accumulation of repairs, erosion, and overgrowth than partner volunteers could keep up with.
GAOA – Forest Road 3925 Rehab
Gogebic County Road Commission crews have started work on culvert replacements and will work from east to west towards Indian Village Road.