Huron-Manistee National Forest Guide

The Huron-Manistee National Forest lies between the shores of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron on the Lower Peninsula of Michigan. The forest has nearly 1 million acres and is bordered by dense forests in the north and agricultural lands in the south. Inside the forest, you will find diverse habitats of dry sand prairie remnants, dunes, oak savannahs, fens, coastal marshlands, bogs, and marshes. Trout species are abundant in the cold-water watersheds, and fishing in all seasons is always fun. With access to more than 330 miles of hiking trails, people of all athletic abilities can find an interesting trail, many of which are multi-use trails. Huron-Manistee National Forest is centrally located, and you will easily be able to travel both within and outside the forest and fully explore this beautiful Great Lakes region. 

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Huron-Manistee National Forest Hiking Trails

Things to Do

Activities in Huron-Manistee National Forest

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How to get to Huron-Manistee National Forest

Address: 1755 S. Mitchell St., Cadillac, MI 49601

Fee: Entry fee $0

Michigan is bordered by four of the five Great Lakes and the state is home to thousands of other lakes as well. The Huron-Manistee National Forest offers plenty of opportunities to experience the interior of the Lower Peninsula, and the Great Lakes are within driving distance. Taking an RV for your travels around the Huron-Manistee National Forest will enable you to easily visit all the sites you most want to see.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions About Huron-Manistee National Forest

What is the closest town to Huron-Manistee National Forest?

One of the closest towns to Huron-Manistee National Forest is Brethren, MI. There are restaurants, stores, and campgrounds in the town so campers can stock up or grab a bite to eat.

What type of wildlife lives in Huron-Manistee National Forest?

Wildlife in Huron-Manistee National Forest includes white-tailed deer, bobcats, coyotes, porcupines, woodpeckers, foxes, and bears. There is also a variety of songbirds, fish, and small animals in the forest.

Is Huron-Manistee National Forest open all year round?

Yes, the Huron-Manistee National Forest is open all year-round. Some areas may be inaccessible in winter due to snow, but there is hiking, snowshoeing, biking, and other outdoor activities throughout the year.

Do you need a permit to fish or hunt in Huron-Manistee National Forest?

Yes, you do need a permit to hunt in Huron-Manistee National Forest. If you are 17 years or older, you need a fishing permit to fish within the forest as well.

Is there a limit to how long you can camp in Huron-Manistee National Forest?

Yes, there is a limit to how long you can camp in Huron-Manistee National Forest. Dispersed campers may camp for up to 14 days at one location and up to 28 days per year in the forest. Developed campgrounds have limits as well, and campers will need to check with the individual campground to see what those are.