Lumberman’s Monument Visitor Center is located at the junction of Monument and River Roads. In 1992, a three-year reconstruction project was finished with a formal re-dedication. The nine-foot bronze statue has become a landmark in Michigan. The Visitor Center houses a sales outlet for the Eastern National Forest Interpretive Association, which sell various nature and history-related literature, wildlife prints and other mementos of your visit to the area. There are picnic tables and grills provided free of charge, and many outdoor exhibits explain the process of cutting logs and getting them to the mills. The theme of the center is early-days logging, but there are also slide shows going on from time to time as well as one of the best vistas on Cooke Pond. A stairway takes visitors to the river’s edge. The center is mostly barrier free.