Discovery Center

The Discovery Center is dedicated to increasing visitors’ awareness and appreciation for the land, the wildlife and the history of the Pigeon River Country and to fostering a new generation of stewards and protectors of this unique place.

Tucked away in the heart of the Pigeon River Country State Forest is the new Pigeon River Country Discovery Center. On Twin Lakes Road (right behind forest Headquarters), each of the seven rooms of this historic log cabin has a different theme. Original documents and photographs, quotations and recorded interviews educate visitors about the forest’s history, the people who loved it, the controversies that shaped it, and its many recreational offerings. Multi-format exhibits highlight the delicate balance of forest life, man’s role in that balance, and the results of good decision making over the last 100 years. Outdoor education programs for all ages will be offered throughout the year.

The Discovery Center is ADA Accessible.

Discovery Center Board

  • Rudi Edel, representing the Otsego County Historial Society
  • Sandy Franz, representing the Pigeon River Country Association
  • Brad Garmon, representing the Pigeon River Country Advisory Council
  • Pat Lunden, representing the Lunden Foundation
  • Scott Whitcomb, representing the Michigan Department of Natural Resources

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Hours of Operation

Mon-Fri: Closed
Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm
Sunday: 12 pm – 4 pm
Major Holidays: 10 am – 4 pm
Free Admission