Welcome to
Sylvania Outfitters, Watersmeet, MI
Your canoe, kayak, and camping headquarters for trips 
into the Sylvania Wilderness Area and the nearby
 Watersmeet, MI, and Land-O-Lakes, WI, back country. 


Information for 2014

Sylvania Outfitters headquarters for camping, kayaking, 4-wheel bicycles, canoeing and fishing Watersmeet and the UP of Michigan  


New map of the 23,000 acre Sylvania Wilderness Area. NEW! Waterproof map of the Sylvania Wilderness Area!  Call us or stop in... 
  
Your cost... $7.00 
includes postage and tax.
Phone: 1-906-358-4766

IMPORTANT NOTICE!  2/14/14
The vehicle access roads into the ENTRANCE to the wilderness area and the paved roads leading to Crooked Lake put-in area will be closed after July 4th.  The Clark Lake campground and Clark Lake access are closed the entire summer season for road repaving.  Call us for info about access points to Clark and Crooked Lakes: 
1-906-358-4766

4-Wheel Bike 
Adventures & Rentals
4-Wheel Bike Adventures and Rentals... a unique way to ride and relax in the outdoors!


Hello!  I'm Bob Zelinski; I've operated Sylvania Outfitters, Inc. for over forty years. Bob Zelinski has been a local outfitter for 40 years.My outfitting base is located just one mile west of Watersmeet, MI, on U. S. Highway 2.  Open 7 days a week to help you with all your canoeing, kayaking and camping plans, I am at your service from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. during the summer.  It's best to make a reservation for your outfitting equipment before you arrive, especially if you have a large group.  Talk to me personally at 906-358-4766 and I will set you up, get you in, and get you out.
  Visit our store for canoeing and camping supplies, fishing licenses, lures and maps.  We have an excellent selection of Backpacker's Pantry products and freeze-dried backpacking food. SylvaniaCustomzed and personal servce for canoe, kayak and camping outfitting. Outfitters' expertise is provisioning outdoor adventures with camping, canoeing, cross-country skiing, and trekking supplies; I'm dedicated to making your wilderness adventure as good as it gets.  Your customized outfitting ensures your full enjoyment of the back-to-nature outdoor adventure that awaits you!  
  Watch the video by Scott Cherek describing how we customize your gear.  We are the only 'Special Use Permit' holder for providing canoe trips into the Sylvania Wilderness and Recreation Area and the surrounding Ottawa National Forest.  If you're planning either a simple day trip or an extended excursion we'll provide what you'll need: maps, canoes, freeze-dried food, our Complete Outfitting Food Option, or special gear.  I'll deliver it to your drop off point. 
  You'll like our diverse inventory of canoes by Grumman, Royalex-Old Town, Royalex River, and our Souris River kevlar kayaks and rowboats.  Fishing licenses are available, plus a selection of tackle appropriate for the crystal clear lakes and rivers of Sylvania and the Ottawa National Forest. 
 

We rent Kevlar canoes for your own Isle Royale trips!

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Sylvania Outfitters
Headquarters
Kayaks to fit one
or two people
Canoes of various
weights and lengths
Tackle shop for
your convenience
Sweatshirts
and accessories
Fishing licenses, maps
and important regulations
Get fishing info at Sylvania Outfitters, Watersmeet, MI Camping gear rentals at Sylvania Outfitters, Watersmeet, MI Firepits are used in Sylvania Wilderness camp sites Sylvania Outfitters does not take camp site reservations Relax, Sylvania Outfitters, Watersmeet, MI, has outfitted your trip. Sylvania Outfitters, Watersmeet, MI, can suggest great photo op sites
Searching for
new adventures
A mellow morning voyage on clean and clear lakes All campsites have
 fire pits for your safety
Reservations for campsites   No boom boxes nor
 glass bottles permitted
Get up close to Nature... tread softly, 
leave nothing behind

Be sure to read the current special regulations that apply 
to the Sylvania Wilderness Area.

Important:  Reservations for camp sites are made only through the ReserveAmerica.com website. 


Important Information about Ottawa National Forest and Sylvania Wilderness
Important Info 

Very nice map of Sylvania Wilderness
Day trips

See the 4 wheel quadracycles at Sylvania Outfitters.
4-Wheel Bikes
Rates and Information Rates for equipment, meals and trips View our prepacked meals menuVisit our store Very nice map of Sylvania WildernessThe Big Map of the Sylvania Wilderness 
Sylvania Wilderness campsite reservation information Reservations at ReserveAmerica.com.   Very nice map of Sylvania WildernessWatch us on Youtube
Winter groomed trails, gear, maps 
 
Informative links to the local area websites

Links to
Informative Websites

On your right...
Sylvania Wilderness Cabins Watersmeet, MI Chamber of Commerce Hunt's Guide To The
U P of Michigan
Friends Of Sylvania All About Watersmeet Area

Open 7 days a week!

SUMMER HOURS
8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

SPRING/FALL HOURS
8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

WINTER HOURS
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sylvania Outfitters, Inc.
E23423 U.S. Hwy. 2
Watersmeet, MI 49969
Phone: 1-906-358-4766

 

 

Website Creation by: 
    T J Dunn
    Rhinelander, WI 54501