If you live in Iron County you have been here, and if you are just coming to visit Iron County you have to go here. The Ottawa National Forest consists of almost one million acres! This forest is filled with breathtaking scenery and wildlife, including Black Bear, Whitetail Deer, Eagles, Loons, Grey Wolves, Ruffled Grouse, and Wild Turkey. The Ottawa National Forest was first established in the early 1930’s, and by the mid 1930’s it reached it maximum size of over one million acres before reaching it’s current size of just under that.
You can travel anywhere in this forest and come across some of the most beautiful sites that you will ever see. On top of that, there is so much that you can do. Some of the activities include bicycling, camping, fishing, hiking, horse riding, hunting, nature viewing, OHV riding, outdoor learning, picnicking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and that’s not even everything!
If you have yet to explore this forest or if it has been a while since the last time you have gone here, it is time to plan a trip. It is never a dull moment in the Ottawa National Forest.
For more information check out http://www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/ottawa/recreation