Ottawa Visitor Center
US 2 and 45, Watersmeet, Michigan
(906) 358-4724 Visitor Center and (906) 358-4127 Bear’s Den Gift Shop
Thank you for your interest in our summer programs, and we hope you’ll join in the fun of all upcoming programs.
The Ottawa Visitor Center provides an excellent source of information about the local area and recreation opportunities including snowmobiling, hunting, fall color tours, hiking, maps, and brochures. This year the Visitor Center will be serving all of your customer service needs by offering fuelwood permits, bough permits, and Christmas tree permits. This expanded service allows for “one-stop shopping” making it convenient for the public to take care of all their business needs in one loation. You will no longer have to visit the District Office for these services. Just stop by the Visitor Center on the corner of Highway 45 and US 2 in Watersmeet and enjoy all we have to offer!
Request and view our videos on wildlife of the U. P., history,and culture in our area and more.
Operated jointly by the USDA Forest Service and the Ottawa Interpretive Assocation (OIA), the “Bear’s Den” Gift Shop offers many environmental books, unique gifts, and other nature-related items for purchase. Proceeds from these sales (after expenses) go back to the Ottawa National Forest in the form of grants for interpretive projects around the Ottawa. To learn about future events and sales at the Bears’s Den, please call the OIA directly at 906-358-4127.
For additional information about the Visitor Center, please call 906-358-4724 or visit our website at www.fs.fed.us/r9/ottawa.
2015 IS THE 83rd ANNIVERSARY OF THE OTTAWA NATIONAL FOREST
The Visitor Center provides an excellent source of information about local area and recreation for hiking, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, camping, snowmobiling, hunting, fall color tours, hiking, and maps, etc. Call 906-358-4724 if you have any questions or visit their website at www.fs.fed.us/r9/ottawa.
ADMISSION IS FREE FOR ALL PROGRAMS – COME AND ENJOY
Programs are sponsored by USDA Forest Service, Ottawa National Forest in cooperation with The Ottawa Interpretive Association
The Ottawa Visitor Center is located on the corner of U. S. Highway 2 and Highway 45 in Watersmeet. It’s been open since 1971. Hours from June to September are daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. From October to May, Monday to Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (no holidays). Come and watch some great videos! We have snowshoeing on the premises in the winter, too.