Huron-Manistee National Forest
Written by Michigan Geocaching Organization   
Saturday, 02 August 2008

MiGO has an ongoing relationship and agreement with Huron-Manistee National Forest for Geocaching on their lands. See below for their guidelines and other information about the Huron-Manistee National Forest.

General Information

The Huron-Manistee National Forests are nearly 1 million acres of trails, trees, and tremendous beauty extending across the northern lower peninsula. It is one of three National Forests in the state.

Geocaching Information

The Officials at Huron-Manistee National Forest have granted permission for Geocaching to continue within their borders provided we follow the guidelines supplied below. It is important that we make sure that any geocaches inside Manistee National Forest are in compliance with these guidelines. If you have a cache, or know of a cache, that is not in compliance with these guidelines, please contact MiGO with details about the cache. Please include details on which guideline the cache violates so that we can help to contact the owner and provide suggestions for bringing the cache into compliance, or to work with Huron-Manistee and the geocache listing sites to retrieve and archive the cache in question.

  • Respect the trails that exist, and do not create any new ones.
  • Do not overwhelm the Forest with our presence and maintain a limit of 30 caches in the Huron-Manistee National Forest.
  • Ensure the caches are not a "permanent" item. Move your cache at least 300 yards away from the previous location at least once annually. It is suggested that you move your Geocache each May to avoid damage to the area due to wet conditions.
  • Make sure that you properly maintain your cache! Looted or abandoned caches become litter.
  • Caches are strictly forbidden in a Wilderness area.
  • Do continue to enjoy and promote both Geocaching and the Manistee National Forest!
  • As always; "Cache In, Trash Out"!
Last Updated ( Sunday, 03 August 2008 )