Welcome to the Huron-Manistee National Forests

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Lying between the shores of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron in the northern half of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, is the nearly one-million-acre Huron-Manistee National Forests.



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Seasonal Highlights

Fisheries Improvements: Recreational Fishing


Whether you take out a boat, stick to the shore, or cast a line off one of the fishing piers available, we've got a fishing experience for you. And if you're looking for trout, visit any of the Blue Ribbon Trout Streams that travel across the Huron-Manistee!

Seasonal Highlight: KW on a Log

Nature Viewing

Rare birds, amazing views, and wildflowers galore! Whether you're here to take a picture, draw a picture, or just want to enjoy the sights and sounds, you'll find it here. 

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History of Loda Lake Wildflower Sanctuary

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Loda Lake Wildflower Sanctuary is home to over 230 identified species of wildflowers. It is also the only wildflower sanctuary in the National Forest system. In 1949 the sanctuary was officially established through a formal cooperative agreement between the Forest Service and Federated Garden Clubs of Michigan.