Iron County

Iron County

Iron County is located in the south western part of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and is neighbor to Dickinson, Gogebic, Ontonagon, Houghton, Baraga and Marquette Counties, this county also boarders Wisconsin. Iron County has a population of 11,516 as of 2013 and spans over 1,211 sq. miles. The City of Iron River is the largest city in Iron County consisting of 2,950 people as of 2013. Some other areas in Iron County include; Caspian, Crystal Falls, Gaastra, Alpha, Amasa, etc. It should also be mentioned that this county is one of four in the Upper Peninsula that is in the Central Time Zone, as this will cause some time confusion.

With over 300 inland lakes, Iron County is a great place to dig into. On top of having a vast number of inland lakes, Iron county also has some great rivers including the Paint River, the Net River, the Brule River, and Iron River. If you are looking to stay on dry land, then you can explore the 424,665 acres of forestry that are open to the public. Iron County is also part of the Ottawa National Forest. This forest has around 1 million acres of land, small inland lakes, rivers and waterfalls throughout it. This area provides endless possibilities of outdoor activities including; camping, hiking, swimming, fishing and much more.

 

Additional resources for Iron County:

Iron County website with courthouse information: http://ironmi.org 

Health Department: http://www.didhd.org

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