McCormick Wilderness

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McCormick Wilderness
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
Map showing the location of McCormick Wilderness
Map showing the location of McCormick Wilderness
LocationBaraga County, Marquette County, Michigan, United States
Nearest cityL'Anse, Michigan
Coordinates46°41′04″N 88°00′08″W / 46.68444°N 88.00222°W / 46.68444; -88.00222Coordinates: 46°41′04″N 88°00′08″W / 46.68444°N 88.00222°W / 46.68444; -88.00222
Area17,000 acres (69 km2)
Governing bodyU.S. Forest Service

The McCormick Wilderness is a United States Wilderness Area located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It covers an area of about 17,000 acres (69 km2) and is located 3 miles (4.8 km) east of the Baraga-Marquette county line.[1] It is one of three such areas in the Ottawa National Forest, the others being the Sturgeon River Gorge Wilderness and the Sylvania Wilderness.

The McCormick Wilderness contains sections of the headwaters of the Huron, Dead, Peshekee, and Yellow Dog Rivers.[1]

Although the area was logged until the early twentieth century, conifers and northern hardwoods have now been developed. Moose have been reintroduced into the area.[1] The McCormick family of Chicago were the original owners, having acquired the tract in small pieces between 1904 and 1920. It was willed to the federal government in 1967.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Mohlenbrock, Robert H. (2006). This Land: A Guide to Eastern National Forests, pp. 159-60. University of California Press.
  2. ^ "McCormick Tract History". 1936-06-02. Archived from the original on 2010-09-22. Retrieved 2012-05-22.

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