Recreation

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

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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At a Glance

Operational Hours: Check the About the Forest page for contact information and office hours for all offices and Lumberman's Monument Visitor Center.
Reservations: Reservations are required at some campgrounds and recommended for others on Recreation.gov.    Watercraft permits for the Pine and Pere Marquette Rivers are available on Recreation.gov.
Permit Info: Special Use permits are required for groups of 75 people or more.  Contact an office for more information: http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/hmnf/about-forest
Restrictions: Make sure you are aware of any regulations for a particular activity and/or recreation site before visiting; restrictions vary by activity and location.  Forest Supervisor Orders are provided on each recreation sites web page and on the Alerts and Notices page.
Passes: There are a variety of passes and permits available for the Forests.  Recreation Enhancement Act and Interagency Passes are available for day use, trailhead and boating sites that charge a standard ammenity fee: http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/hmnf/passes-permits/?cid=STELPRDB5275167. Visitors to the Pine and Pere Marquette Rivers will need a watercraft permit to float either river from the Friday of Memorial Day weekend to the Monday of Labor Day weekend.  For more information: http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/hmnf/passes-permits/?cid=STELPRDB5247517

General Information

Accessibility:

For information on a specific site visit that sites webpage.   


Activities


Beaches & Dunes

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Bicycling

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Camping & Cabins

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Fishing

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Hiking

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Horse Riding & Camping

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Hunting

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Nature Viewing

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OHV Riding & Camping

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Other Activities

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Outdoor Learning

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Picnicking

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Scenic Driving

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Water Activities

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Winter Sports

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