Ottawa National Forest


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Ottawa National Forest

Address:E 6248 US 2
Ironwood, MI 49938

Phone:906-932-1330
Fax:906-932-0122
Web: www.fs.fed.us/r9/ottawa
Size: 1,000,000 acres.
Location:Northwestern corner of Michigan's upper peninsula, near Wisconsin state line. Accessible by US 2 and 45; MI 28 and 64. Nearby cities/towns include Bessemer, Iron River, Ironwood, Kenton, Ontonagon, Trout Creek, Wakefield, and Watersmeet.
Facilities:Visitor center, 22 campgrounds, group camps, dispersed camping, picnic sites, trails (200 miles), boat launches, scenic drives, ski areas.
Activities:Camping, hunting, fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, hiking, mountain biking, cross-country and downhill skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, snowshoeing.
Special Features:500 named lakes, 2,000 miles of streams, and numerous waterfalls; 108 miles of the North Country National Scenic Trail (see entry in national trails section); Black River Harbor, the Forest Service's only Great Lakes harbor. Portions of the forest receive more than 200 inches of snow annually.

See other parks in Michigan.
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Iron County boasts over 400,000 acres of forestland (in fact, the western third of Iron County is in the Ottawa National Forest), as well as miles upon miles of trails (both ORV and non-motorized).
Capitol Christmas tree cut in Michigan: a white spruce from the Ottawa National Forest (2001)
The natural areas selected to he modeled at a finer scale in this study were the western and eastern portions of the Hiawatha National Forest (WHNF and EHNF), Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (PIRO), Ottawa National Forest (ONF) and Seney National Wildlife Refuge (SNWR).
From Lake Superior ("Get-che-gum-me" to the Ojibwa) to Lake Gogebic from the Ottawa National Forest to the Sylvania Wilderness and from Watersmeet to Bruce Crossing to Houghton Megis is a novel of a place that is as rich in history and mythology as it is in fresh air water and woodlands.
Inject the accessibility offered by the 1.5 million acres of the Ottawa National Forest and the UP quickly becomes a partridge hunter's paradise.
Forest Service typically receives two or three reports of cougars a year in the Ottawa National Forest of Gogebic County (Edde 2000, pers.
This year's tree, a 67-year-old, 74-foot white spruce hails from Ottawa National Forest in Michigan and was decorated with several thousand handmade ornaments representing the tree's home state.
The first facilities placed into service were 16 miles of 8-inch steel main along a federal highway, much through the Ottawa National Forest. Work on this portion of the project was completed prior to the Memorial Day weekend which was the beginning of the tourist season.
In Michigan's Ottawa National Forest, a region with scarcely any roadless or unfragmented wilderness, the Ten Mile Creek sale proposes 22 miles of new roads and 35 clearcuts covering approximately 350 acres.
Forest Service reintroduced 61 fishers into the Ottawa National Forest in the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan between 1961-1963 (Brander and Brooks, 1973).
The southern section of the area encompasses massive chunks of the Copper Country State Forest and the Ottawa National Forest, and with all the public land in the region, hunters won't have any trouble finding their own little piece of it.
Through the Forest Service, $900,000 will be allocated for the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in Wisconsin with an additional $100,000 for the adjacent Ottawa National Forest in Michigan to address road damage in the national forests.

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