Bergland Ranger District

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Old RD Office

The Bergland Ranger District is managed by the Ontonagon Ranger District.  Currently the Old Ranger Quarters houses the Bergland/Matchwood Historical Society and the Administrative Offices is home to the Bergland Cultural & Heritage Center.  The Bergland Cultural & Heritage Center provides information about the Ottawa National Forest and surrounding attractions during the summer months.  This district offers miles of hiking trails and wildlife/nature viewing.

At a Glance

Rentals & Guides: There are snowmobile and boat rentals available in the area. 
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Accessible,Picnic tables,Parking
Open Season: January - December
Usage: Light-Medium
Closest Towns: Ironwood, Michigan is 26 miles to the West and Marquette, Michigan is 125 miles to the East on M-28.
Operated By: Bergland Hertitage and Cultural Association

General Information


Located in Bergland, Michigan which is 26 miles east of Ironwood, Michigan on M-28. 

Recreation Map

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Camping & Cabins

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Nature Viewing

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Winter Sports

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XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

The Bergland Ski Trail is located just one mile north of Bergland, off M-64. Scenic hardwoods and pockets of hemlock provide the backdrop for a 3.2 mile ski trail. You may find yourself sharing the trail with white-tailed deer as the hemlock provides thermal cover for them along with a variety of other fur bearing mammals and wintering songbirds. An auxiliary trail loop of 3.4 miles in length adds hills and short slopes of medium difficulty for the skier. The trail is groomed weather permitting, and the skier should call the Ontonagon Ranger District for a current grooming report.

Bergland ski trail map.

Warming SheltersNone
Base ConditionsNot Groomed
Status: Closed


Picnic tables
Interpretive Site