Department of Natural Resources
Set out on a scenic forest adventure - hike, bike, snowshoe, ski or horseback ride.
Find a getaway among the trees and camp out in a rustic state forest campground.
Explore thousands of miles of forest roads open to off-road vehicles. ORV licenses are required.
Explore the wild and sleep under the stars with a backpacking or hike-in camping experience.
Gather up some wild flavor from the outdoors - find morel mushrooms, juicy berries and more!
Don't let the big one get away - your latest fish tale begins in a state forest or park.
Make Smokey Bear proud - practice fire safety to protect forests and prevent wildfires.
Carry on a hunting tradition or begin one - the Mi-HUNT application shows public hunting lands.
Learn about Michigan's trees and the importance of sustaining forests for today and for future generations.
Take a tour of Michigan's forests!
Each point on our interactive state forest tour highlights a great recreational opportunity to enjoy in Michigan's forests.
Each location provides a description of the point of interest and driving directions to help you find your way.
For the locations of forest campgrounds, hiking trails and state forest lands, visit our forest recreation map.
If you need assistance with the information on these maps, email DNR-GIS@Michigan.gov.
The Pigeon River Country State Forest, a 109,000-acre undeveloped forest in northern lower Michigan, provides a unique backcountry experience offering an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities.
Home to Michigan's elk herd, the Pigeon River Country State Forest offers unparelled wildlife viewing, miles of hiking and horseback riding trails, camping, fishing, an interpretive center and more.