Morel Mushroom Hunting

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Michigan offers exceptional morel mushroom hunting in the springtime. While you are out in the woods hunting, fishing or hiking, take a look around for these delicious yet elusive treats.

Large burn sites in forested areas are ideal for morel mushroom hunting, especially in burned areas where jack, white or red pine once grew. Grassy and other non-forest areas are not as likely to produce morels.

We have put together a map of large burn areas that occurred within the past couple years. Zoom in close to see the type of ground cover in a particular area (conifer, wetlands, grass, etc.).  Please note, we cannot guarantee the presence of morels at these locations!

For more information on morel mushroom hunting in Michigan, visit Pure Michigan or Midwest American Mycological Information

Click here to open the Mi-morels map

(Mobile users: no app to download. Just launch the application in your browser!)

This application contains a complex map. If you have questions or comments please contact a DNR Customer Service Center.

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