Welcome to the Ottawa National Forest

Fall ColorsCamp Nesbit Environmental Center Firewood Permit information

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 Trip

Seasonal Highlights

Fall Color: Slider

Fall Color Updates

Fall Color updates and a selection of photos will be posted to the website each Thursday from now until the end of fall color season.

Waterfalls at O Kun De Kun

Chasing Waterfalls

What's better then one waterfall? 18 of them! Find a waterfall to visit today. 

Need to Know

Plan Your Trip: Passes and Permits  Plan Your Trip: Maps and Publications  Plan Your Trip: Contact An Office  





Discover the Forest

  Plan Your Trip: Find Your Trail - Nonmotorized  Plan Your Trip: Find Your Paddle  Plan Your Trip: Find a Campsite  







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