Iron County's economy is strongly influenced by the natural resources in the county, which are the northern hardwood forests. The Ottawa National Forest occupies the western half of the county and state and private forest lands are predominate in the eastern half. Manufacturing, SERVICES: Building, Dental, Personal, Professional, Medical, Real Estate, Rental, Repair, etc., and government are the three primary sectors of the economy. The manufacturing sector is dominated by lumber and forest products establishments, followed by food and kindred products, printing and publishing, rubber and plastic products, stone, glass, and clay products, and non-electrical equipment.
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A solid tourism industry has been developed around forest-based recreation and includes a wide variety of both summer and winter recreation activities. Copper Country State Forest; Iron County Courthouse, Crystal Falls; Iron County Museum Park, Caspian; Bewabic State Ottawa National Forest; outdoor recreational activities include fishing, canoeing, camping, hunting, skiing, and snowmobiling.
State Forest Campgrounds:
State Forest Pathways:
- Chicagon Falls - Chicagon Creek, 7 miles NW of Crystal Falls.
- Chipmunk Falls - Net River, 6.5 miles NW of Amasa.
- Glidden Rapids - Michigamme River, 5.5 miles E of Crystal Falls.
- Horse Race Rapids - Paint River, 7.5 miles SE of Crystal Falls.
- Snake Rapids - Net River, 7 miles W of Amasa.
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