Ottawa National Forest

Visit the Ottawa!

Experience the beauty and solitude of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

About the Ottawa


  • Hiring Recreation Technicians

    The Ottawa is hiring recreation technicians. Recruitment Incentives are up to $9,100 for a year commitment.

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

  • Prescribed Burns

    Prescribed Burning

    Find out where prescribed burns will be taking place on the Ottawa National Forest in 2023.


J.W. Toumey Nursery

Offices: Toumey

The nursery produces bareroot and containerized tree seedlings and native plants for planting on seven National Forests in the Lake States.

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