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Michigan's state forests are open for all to enjoy!
Michigan's forests offer an abundance of recreational opportunities including fishing, hiking, camping, ORV riding, hunting and more. Our forests are carefully managed to provide a balance between recreation and conservation.
Enjoying your state forests
Explore state forests
A tour of Michigan's forests
Each point on this interactive map 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.
Forest recreation map
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.
Pigeon River Country State Forest
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 unparalleled wildlife viewing, miles of hiking and horseback riding trails, camping, fishing, an interpretive center and more.