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Canoe Sylvania Wilderness

The Sylvania Wilderness is made up of 18,000 acres (7,300 ha) of old-growth forest in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Ottawa National Forest. As part of the National Wilderness Preservation System, Sylvania Wilderness represents a unique part of America’s natural heritage: only 4% of all land in the United States is officially designated "wilderness," of which just 5% is located east of the Rockies. Sylvania is a unique remnant of the once vast stretches of forest, and canoeing via its 34 lakes allows you to explore this wilderness the way people did hundreds of years ago. Adjoining the Sylvania Wilderness is Sylvania Recreation Area, which includes a campground, beach, and picnic areas, to accommodate the recreational as well as the backcountry visitor. This large natural area with its old growth forest and pristine lakes provides habitat for a wide range of living things. While exploring Sylvania you might see threatened or endangered plants and animals - like rare orchids, bald eagles, loons and osprey. Camping is permitted at designated sites by permit only. Watersmeet, Michigan is the closest town, but just over the border in Wisconsin, Land O' Lakes is also in close proximity to the park.

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