|The Huron-Manistee National Forests comprise almost a million acres of public lands extending across the northern lower peninsula of Michigan. The Huron-Manistee National Forests provide recreation opportunities for visitors, habitat for fish and wildlife, and resources for local industry.
The forests of northern Michigan are rich in history. In the late 1800s logging was at its peak and these forests were quickly cut and cleared. In 1909, the Huron National Forest was established and the Manistee National Forest was formed in 1938. In 1945, these two National Forests were administratively combined. Working hand in hand with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and other partners, the Forest Service has changed the "lands that nobody wanted" to healthy forests again. We've made great progress in recovering these lands but a great deal of work remains, much of which is being done through partnerships.
The National Forests of the United States belong to all of us and need our protection. There are many opportunities for interested people to become volunteers on the Huron-Manistee National Forests.
|The Interagency Pass is one of several pass options that allows you to gain access to many of standard amenity recreation sites managed by the National Park Service, the USDA Forest Service, the DOI Bureau of Land Management, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Click here for more information about the Interagency Pass.|
|Huron-Manistee annual passes provide one year of access to the forest lands.|
|Huron-Manistee weekly passes provide one continuous week of access to the forest lands.|
|Huron-Manistee weekly passes provide access for a single calendar day to the forest lands.|