Your Online Trail Report and Travel Guide for ATVs the U.S. & Canada
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Watersmeet, Michigan

Area Information

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The Watersmeet Chamber of Commerce invites you to visit our beautiful area for your next ATV/UTV trip. Our east/west trail connects with the Marenisco and Iron River trails. It’s wide and in great shape since it serves as one of our winter snowmobile trails. 

The Forest Service trails also cover the whole township of Watersmeet. Travel through our beautiful forests, over wooden bridges, and past all kinds of waters. Enjoy the colorful northwoods with its awesome scenery and abundance of wildlife.  Many trails are not limited to 50″ wide vehicles. 

County road shoulders can be legally driven on with ATVs to pick up the main trails and many of the fringe trails.  Accomodations in our area range from small motels and a small historic hotel to a large casino hotel with 132 rooms.  There are a number of resorts and private vacation homes on the Cisco Chain, Lac Vieux Desert, and Crooked Lake.  With accommodations varying from small cabins for two to large homes with plenty of amenities for big groups, you’ll be sure to find something to fit all your needs in Watersmeet.   Camping is also available from primitive camping to a public campground. We have two ATV/snowmobile businesses here for sales and service who can help with all your needs.  Restaurants, cafes, bars, gas stations, grocery and convenience stores, as well as a casino are right here to serve you as well.

A spring trip brings rushing waters from the winter thaws. As the woods awakens after a blanket of ten or more feet of annual snow, the new flora and fauna come alive. The trees are budding, rivers and streams are flowing, and the wildlife is everywhere to be seen.
During the summer, when there are more people around, trails still aren’t busy. It’s one of the joys of life in the northwoods.  Trees and wild flowers are in full bloom, and it’s a beautiful time to visit. Besides siteseeing, you might want to spend some time on one or more of the scenic lakes or rivers. Boating and fishing here are just a couple of the bonuses of planning an ATV trip here.

The trees start putting on their magnificent fall colors as early as later August and continue into October. It’s a quieter time for the great northwoods, but it’s also an absolutely awe-inspiring time to be in the Watersmeet area. The sites, the sounds, the smells and the quietness or the exhilaration of the area are all yours for the taking. 

As fall turns into winter and snowmobiles replace ATVs on the trails, don’t forget Watersmeet for some of the best snow and groomed trails anywhere. 

Whenever you choose to travel here, you’ll long remember the trails, the scenery, and the warm-hearted people in Watersmeet. You’ll take home wonderful memories to relive for years to come. We hope you’ll return time after time to enjoy our terrific ATV and snowmobile trails. 

To download Michigan DNR maps, please visit The Forest Service has three huge maps of ATV trails for our area, too. You may contact the Forest Service at 906-358-4551 or visit their website at for additional information. The MI-Trale Western Upper Peninsula ORV maps are available at Headwaters Polaris and Rogers’ Bar in Watersmeet.