Munising Ranger District

Area Status: Open
Munising Office Building

Munising Ranger District is located on the northern part of the west side of the Hiawatha National Forest. Stop by for up-to-date information and suggestions for your trip.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open M-F, except Federal Holidays. Port-a-potties available, existing toilet structures remain closed.
Operational Hours:  For hours and directions visit the Offices page of the website.
Open Season: January - December

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

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Dispersed Camping

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Cabin Rentals

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Lake and Pond Fishing

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Status: Open

River and Stream Fishing

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Horse Camping

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Viewing Wildlife

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Viewing Plants

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Learning about wildflowers is a great way to get in touch with nature!  Follow this link to download a brochure about wildflowers of the central upper peninsula.

Status: Open
Hours of Operation: Wildflowers can be found in the spring and summer months.  Usually, the first flowers appear in April and the last fade away in October.
Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

Viewing Scenery

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Interpretive Areas

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There are a variety of outdoor interpretive areas on the District including:

Visitor Centers

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Visitors seeking National Forest visitor information are served at the Pictured Rocks Cruises Information Center, located at the corner of M-28 and Elm Avenue in downtown Munising. Beginning in 2018, this new public/private partnership provides convenient one-stop shopping for the recreating public. For hours, visit the center online: or call 906-387-1900.

The US Forest Service's Munising Ranger District Office primarily handles business and management related customers. For office hours visit The grounds are also home to a native plants garden visible during the snow-free season.

Status: Open
Hours of Operation: Hours vary by season.  Please call 906-387-2512 for current business office hours.


Recreation areas with activity Picnicking:
Status: Open

Scenic Driving

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XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

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