Watersmeet Township is a township in Gogebic County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 1,472.
The unincorporated community of Watersmeet is within the township on the middle branch of the Ontonagon River near the junction of U.S. Highway 2 and U.S. Highway 45 at 46°16'04" north latitude, 89°10'40" west longitude.
In late 2003 and early 2004, the boys' high school basketball team of the K-12 Watersmeet Township School was featured in a series of commercials on ESPN. Part of the reason ESPN chose Watersmeet for the commercials was the school's unusual nickname of Nimrods. The tag line of the commercials was "Without sports, who would cheer for the Nimrods?" The ads were so popular that the team, its coach, and octogenarian fan Dale Jenkins, all of whom were featured on the commercials, appeared on The Tonight Show on March 15, 2004.
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Headwaters PolarisAn authorized Polaris dealer for recreational and work equipment. Sales and service for new and used snowmobiles, ATVs, and personal watercraft. Also offers rentals.
Northern Lakes RealtySpecializing in select Upper Peninsula and Wisconsin vacation and retirement properties. Detailed listings with photographs.
Watersmeet Michigan Chamber of CommerceLodging, government contacts, weather, and community information.
Watersmeet, Michigan, Upper Peninsula Vacation and TravelHome to the Cisco Chain of Lakes, which is made up of 15 lakes with over 271 miles of scenic shoreline. Convention bureau and travel planner.
Watersmeet, MichiganCentrally located in the Ottawa National Forest. There are ten National Forest campgrounds in the local area available for spring, summer, and fall camping.