Explore your state forests

  • Image_StateForests_hiker Hiking and biking trails

    Set out on a scenic forest adventure - hike, bike, snowshoe, ski or horseback ride. 

  • Image_StateForests_Camping State forest campgrounds

    Find a getaway among the trees and camp out in a rustic state forest campground.

  • Image_StateForests_ForestRoad State forest roads

    Explore thousands of miles of forest roads open to off-road vehicles. ORV licenses are required. 

  • Image_StateForests_Backpacking Backcountry camping

    Explore the wild and sleep under the stars with a backpacking or hike-in camping experience.

  • Image_StateForests_blackberries Forage for wild foods

    Gather up some wild flavor from the outdoors - find morel mushrooms, juicy berries and more!

  • Image_StateForests_fisher Fishing in state parks and forests

    Don't let the big one get away - your latest fish tale begins in a state forest or park.

  • Image_StateForests_campfire Campfires

    Make Smokey Bear proud - practice fire safety to protect forests and prevent wildfires.

  • Image_StateForests_deer Hunting on state lands

    Carry on a hunting tradition or begin one - the Mi-HUNT application shows public hunting lands.

  • Image_StateForests_flower Michigan's forests

    Learn about Michigan's trees and the importance of sustaining forests for today and for future generations. 

A Tour of Michigan's Forests

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    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. 





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    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

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    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. 

    Explore "The Big Wild"