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The Hiawatha was created in 1931 and contains approximately 850 miles of perennial streams, a majority of which is considered trout habitat and half of which serves as spawning and rearing habitat for anadromous fish species.

There are 77 miles of Great Lakes shoreline. Certain areas of the shoreline provides unique habitat for some rare plant species. There are 5 river systems with established canoe trails, including the Whitefish (Federally designated Wild and Scenic River), Sturgeon River (Federally designated Wild and Scenic River), Indian River (Federally designated Wild and Scenic River), Carp River (Federally designated Wild and Scenic River), and the Au Train.

There are a total of 287 Lakes contained within the Forest boundaries, which total 20834 acres.

There are 378 miles of non-motorized trails and 318 miles of motorized trails.

It consists of 24 developed campgrounds, 17 dispersed campsites in the St. Ignace area and 18 primitive campgrounds throughout the forest.

This is an amazing place to hunt, hike, ski, snowmobile, horse back, camp, fish, rent cabins, wildlife watch, and visit amazing historical sites...  the list goes on and on!


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