Hiawatha National Forest Guide

Where to Camp

Camping in Hiawatha National Forest

The Hiawatha National Forest is tucked between two of the Great Lakes, which means that it receives lake-effect weather year-round. Escape the summer mosquitoes and stay comfortable when the temperature dips at night by bringing an RV on your camping adventure. Rent an RV from RVshare, and you can start your trip from any convenient nearby city.

Shape Hiking Trails

Hiawatha National Forest Hiking Trails

Things to Do

Activities in Hiawatha National Forest

The interior of the Hiawatha National Forest features a large variety of small lakes and rivers; many are open to swimming, canoeing, and fishing. If you're a paddling enthusiast, bring a canoe or kayak to explore the 51-mile Indian River Canoe Trail. In the spring, the water levels are high; make sure to scout your route for any rapids or potential dangers. On land, the forest offers biking, hiking, picnicking, and horseback riding. If you're interested in geology, head to the stunning rocky shoreline near Munising.

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How to get to Hiawatha National Forest

Address: 820 Rains Drive, Gladstone, MI 49837

Fee: Entry fee $0

If you're in search of wild, untouched natural areas, Hiawatha National Forest makes the perfect getaway. Explore two of the most beautiful Great Lakes, camp deep in the forest, and spend your days hiking, biking, and fishing. With an RV, you'll be able to experience everything the forest has to offer in complete comfort.