The Ottawa National Forest is located in the north central part of Wisconsin.
Where is this Forest?


Welcome to the Ottawa National Forest

Work done on Fed Hwy 16 through the RAC.  Ontonagon dedicated $250,000 to this road maintenance project. Ottawa National Forest Visitor Center Discover YOUR National Forest Which Pass do you need? Paddle the Ottawa Don't Move Firewood

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!

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Timber Sales

Logging in the Winter

This feature will take you to information on stewardship contracting and prior timber sale information. 

This link will take you to Current Year Timber Sales - you can set up the sales as an RSS feed in your email, which will alert you when a new sale is posted to the site.


Designated Motorized Use Project

The Ottawa is proposing to make changes to some motorized access routes on the Forest.

Motor Vehicle Use Management

Forest Service MVUM information governing use of OHVs and other motor vehicles on National Forest System lands. Note: Current year MVUM maps are available electronically.


Ottawa Visitor Center

Located in the heart of the Ottawa, the Center provides a relaxing and informative environment for visitors to learn about the Ottawa National Forest and our nature, wildlife, and history.

Emerald Ash Borer

Image of EAB

One of the major concerns of the Ottawa National Forest at this time is the invasion of the Emerald Ash Borer...

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