The Michigan Department of Natural Resources offers suggestions of areas to hunt for morel mushrooms in Michigan.
With 11 locations, Allegan County is home to the highest concentration of prime hunting locations for morel mushrooms in Michigan according to the Michigan DNR.
Areas which have had either wildfires or prescribed burns often provide a good hunting ground for morel mushrooms the next year. Morels are also more likely to be found in areas where jack, white or red pine trees once grew. The best time of year to find morel mushrooms in Michigan is usually in May.
The Michigan DNR tracks fires of 10 acres or more and provides a map which shows where those fires have occurred over the past couple of years to offer morel mushroom hunters a good place to start.
With 11 burn locations near Fennville, Allegan County offers a good opportunity for morel mushroom hunters in West Michigan.