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Watersmeet, Michigan is aptly named as the Ontonagon River flows north into Lake Superior, the Wisconsin River flows south into the Mississippi River, and the Paint River flows east into Lake Michigan. Hence the name: “waters meet”!

The fabulous land around Watersmeet includes 302  spring-fed lakes and 241 miles of meandering streams and rivers, and even our secluded waterfalls. The forest areas team with an abundance of animals and birds including fantastic loons, and eagles soaring as well as all the wildlife animals in their natural setting.

Explore the 21,000 acres of virgin forest in the Sylvania Wilderness Area which is within 1 million-plus acres of the Ottawa National Forest.  State and Federal lands provide excellent small game, waterfowl, and trophy deer hunting, making our area a top choice for bow and gun hunters. 


In addition to enjoying all the wide variety of bird and animal watching, the fishing enthusiasts will enjoy “Cisco Chain” with its 15 lakes and over 271 miles of shoreline and “Lac Vieux Desert” with its 4,200 acres of boundary water and headwaters of the Wisconsin River. The “Chain” is home to a wide variety of fish including panfish, crappie, walleye, bass, northern pike, and muskie.  In fact, our area waters boast both state and world records for tiger musky!

For the winter enthusiasts, Watersmeet offers professionally groomed cross country and downhill skiing and hundreds of miles of groomed snowmobile trails throughout the Upper Peninsula and Wisconsin. Whether you enjoy outdoor sports and wildlife, family vacations, or solitude Watersmeet is bound to meet your needs.

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