Ottawa Visitors Center

Ottawa Visitors Center

Start your visit to the Forest with a trip to the Ottawa Visitor Center, here you will find recreation information, maps, and much more. The facility is packed with interpretive exhibits and animal mounts explaining the Forest's natural and cultural history. We offer a large selection of educational videos to be viewed in our auditorium; Thursday Evening Programs throughout the summer months; group conservation education programs, upon advanced request; as well as an interpretive nature trail. The Visitor Center and interpretive trail are fully accessible, and no fees are charged for admission to the Center, or to attend our interpretive programming. Available at the Ottawa Visitor Center: Forest Information Visitor/Recreation Information Forest Product Permits (Please call ahead for availability of permits.) Interagency Passes

Ottawa Visitor Center

Contact Information


E23949 US 2 East

Watersmeet, MI 49969

Driving Directions

TTY: (771)-771

Phone: (906) 358-4724


Location of Ottawa Visitors Center

Map of Michigan