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Gogebic County Information

GOGEBIC COUNTY encompasses the southern half of Lake Gogebic and is in the Central Time Zone. It includes the Watersmeet area, Marenisco, Wakefield, Bessemer and Ironwood.

Gogebic County welcomes you to year-round vacation enjoyment. If you are interested in 4-seasons of outdoor activities – you’ve found your new vacation area or maybe your new home!
Explore miles of scenic mountain bike trails thru the Ottawa forest. Enjoy the 21,000 acres of virgin forest in the Sylvania Wilderness Area and the Chisco Chain of Lakes, taking your camara to record the beauty of the area along with the experience of seeing many birds, loons, fantastic eagles soaring and wildlife in their natural setting.. Enjoy the fun and excitement of the Gogebic County Fair in August. Take an adventure ride to the top of Copper Peak and “Big Snow Country” offers some of the best downhill skiing and snowboarding in the Midwest.


Ottawa Visitor Center
US 2 and 45, Watersmeet, Michigan
Phone: (906) 358-4724
The center provides an excellent source of info about the area and recreation opportunities, including snowmobiling, hunting, fall color tours, hiking, maps and brochures. It offers a weekly program on wildlife in U.P., weather, forest management, history and culture in our area and more on the Thurday Evening program Series, generally from late May through August from 7pm-8pm (ct). Be sure to visit the Bear’s Den Gift Shop also!

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