Antrim County

Antrim County Property - Pete Wilks Memorial Forest


The County received the Wilks parcel from the State of Michigan in July of 1942 under Michigan's Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act PA 451. The forest was dedicated to Pete Wilks as a memorial forest in recognition of Mr. Wilks contribution to the management and use of Antrim County's forest lands.

The parcel wa primarily cutover forestland and being used for agricultural purposes prior to the land transfer. Today the parcel is primarily northern hardwood forest and is being manage to produce higher valued wood products.

From Bellaire: Travel 3 miles north to Ritt Rd. on Co. Rd. 620. N 1/2, NW 1/4, and N 1/2, SE 1/2, NW 1/4 of Section 8. Drive in access is from Ritt Road.

Acreage: 100 acres 

GPS Coordinates:
44° 58' 32.160" N, 85° 11' 35.376" W
This page last updated on 10/13/2014.
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