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Huron-Manistee National Forests, MI

US Forest Service

Overview

 Manistee River Trail, Suspension Bridge

 

The Huron-Manistee National Forests are 976,043 acres of public lands across the northern lower peninsula of Michigan. With many recreation opportunities for visitors, habitat for fish and wildlife and resources for local industry there is something here for everyone. Each year the forest receives approximately 4 million recreation visits. 

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Some Questions Answered

For all of your frequently asked recreation questions, including where and how to find a map, questions about passes and fees, and questions pertaining to specific activities we have developed a Frequently Asked Questions available on the website

 

 

A Recreation Pass

Recreation passes are available through any of our offices.  We offer a variety of passes so please check out our Passes and Permits page to determine which pass is right for you. 

 

 

To Find a Campground/Day Use/Trail/Boat Launch

Not sure where you want to go?  Know where you want to go, but can't figure out how to find the information on our website? 

Recreation sites are organized by activity and by area/location.  If you know what activity you want to do, just select it from the navigation on the left and you will get a list of sites and areas that have that activity. If you know what area you want, use the expandable menu on the right.  For areas not along a specific trail or river corridor, sites are organized by their general geographic proximity to each other.   

 

 

A Trail Map

We have many maps available on our website, including maps for the rivers and nonmotorized trails, located on the Maps and Publications page.  We do not have maps for individual campgrounds and day use sites. 

If you do not see the map you want, contact one of our offices to obtain a paper copy.

 

 

To Know the River Conditions

Visitors are urged to check river conditions with the National Weather Service, Gaylord Office, before visiting.

 

 

To Know Snowmobile Trail Conditions

To find trail conditions visit MSA Trail Reports.

 

 

To Know which Cross-Country Ski Trails are groomed

All winter trails are in the Recreation Conditions report below from December to March, and for nonmotorized trails will show if the trail is groomed or not in the "Area Conditions" column. 

Recreational Activities:

  • AUTO TOURING
  • BIKING
  • BOATING
  • CAMPING
  • FISHING
  • HIKING
  • HORSE CAMPING
  • HORSEBACK RIDING
  • INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS
  • OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE
  • PICNICKING
  • RECREATIONAL VEHICLES
  • SWIMMING
  • VISITOR CENTER
  • WATER SPORTS
  • WILDLIFE VIEWING

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Email: r9_hmnf_website@fs.fed.us
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