NOTICE ! 2/14/14
have been informed that the vehicle access roads into the
ENTRANCE to the wilderness area and paved roads leading to
Crooked Lake, the Clark Lake campground and Clark Lake put in
area will be closed the entire summer season for road
repaving. Call us for access points to Clark and
All about winter
activities at Sylvania Outfitters
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
We are your winter outdoor headquarters for skijoring, cross country
skiing, snowshoeing, winter hiking, or camping
in the Watersmeet, MI, and Sylvania Wilderness areas.
We have an excellent selection of Backpacker's
Pantry products... Freeze-Dried Backpacking Food.
Hello from Bob Zelinski! Just outside our door here at Sylvania
Outfitters there are over 20 miles of groomed trails through the ice-covered
lakes and woodlands of the Ottawa National Forest. These are great trails... I know because
I groom them!
Take a look below at a very nice article about us in a local
newspaper. Click on the trail map image in the right side column to enlarge it
if you want to print the map.
If you have any questions about winter activities and skiing our trails or the
connecting trails of the Ottawa National Forest and Sylvania Wilderness Area,
just give me a call. I have lived and played in this area all my life and
I'm happy to be your personal outfitter so you can fully enjoy the outdoor
We're just 1 mile west of Watersmeet,
in the rugged and beautiful area known as Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
Please call ahead if your group needs
equipment so we can get you out on the trails ASAP. Phone:
Check out our winter outfitting
gear and cross country ski trails that we groom ourselves. We have a basic selection of X-country ski equipment in
stock for sale and rental.
We groom our own trails as needed.
If you plan to bring a group, please let us know ahead of time so we can
prepare trails. For nearly
forty years Sylvania Outfitters has been provisioning outdoor
enthusiasts with camping, canoeing, cross-country skiing, and trekking supplies for
excursions into the Sylvania Wilderness
Area and the surrounding Ottawa National Forest. We will customize your trip requirements so
that you can fully enjoy the beauty, solitude, and wonder that awaits
all four seasons within the Sylvania Wilderness Area and the Ottawa
The newspaper article below describes our services
and trails. Click on it to view the details in a new window.
There is much to explore and
experience in the Sylvania Wilderness Area of Michigan's Upper Peninsula
and Sylvania Outfitters knows how to
get you there...and back! And the unique beauty of the winter season is truly
unforgettable. Our personally groomed trails are carefully maintained so
you can fully enjoy the winter adventures in these magnificent north woods.
Click on the article to view the details
| Visit us or call at Sylvania Outfitters for info about
winter activities. We have the basic equipment and accessories on
site, too, if you need to buy or rent your outdoor equipment.
winter trail map image is on the right. This image is a thumbnail sample
so when you click on it the large file size (1.2mb) image will display
in a new window. You can copy the large image to your computer and
print it at whatever size or resolution you wish. Keep in mind, though, that because we personally maintain excellent
trails and loops for you, the trail system can change from year to year.
The map on this page is current for the winter of 2012.
The Sylvania Wilderness and Recreation Area
retains a wildness beauty that few public environs
possess. Its natural solitude and character remains today because
dedicated people cared enough in the past to insist on protecting it.
If you visit here, you must respect and protect what others have done
before you to make this a very special place for plant, animal, and
human interaction. Those who visit here bring away with them
memories of the Natural World as it might have been long before
Europeans began their explorations of the area. Enjoy!!
trails for snowshoers
|Ice Lake Bog
We sell canoe and camping supplies, fishing licenses,
lures and maps.
Reservations for kayaks,
canoes, boats and gear should always be
made if possible! Call us at Sylvania Outfitters... 906-358-4766
A deposit of $20 for
each watercraft will hold your watercraft rental.
Upon arrival, the deposit will become your security deposit, refunded when you
return the equipment after your trip. A deposit of $100 is required for
complete outfitting. Cancellation
notice must be given 48 hours prior to your arrival for a deposit refund.
for campsites can only be made through the
Open 7 days a week! (1 Mile west of Hwy. 45)
8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sylvania Outfitters, Inc.
E23423 U.S. Hwy. 2
Watersmeet, MI 49969
Website Creation by:
T J Dunn
Rhinelander, WI 54501