Chippewa National Forest

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Chippewa National Forest

Address:200 Ash Ave NW
Cass Lake, MN 56633

Size: 666,542acres.
Location:North-central Minnesota. Accessible by US 2 and 371; MN 6, 34, and 46. Nearby cities/towns include Blackduck, Cass Lake, Grand Rapids, Marcell, Remer, and Walker.
Facilities:Visitor center, 21 campgrounds, dispersed camping, picnic sites, trails (160 miles), snowmobile trails (382 miles), 9 canoe routes, 9 beaches, 3 scenic byways, 57 boat ramps, fishing piers.
Activities:Camping, fishing, boating, mountain biking, berry picking, swimming, water-skiing, hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, OHV riding, bird watching, dog sledding, horseback riding.
Special Features:Gilfillan Area, an undeveloped tract with an abundance of wild orchids; Lost Forty, a tract of virgin pines left untouched by loggers because early maps incorrectly showed the area was a lake; historic Rabideau CCC Camp, 13 buildings of a former Civilian Conservation Corps camp, on the National Register of Historic Places; Webster Lake Bog, an area with carnivorous plants along a self-guiding boardwalk trail; 150 pairs of breeding bald eagles.

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In Minnesota the Forest Service voluntarily agreed to discourage visitors to Turtle Mound in the Chippewa National Forest. The Dakota had built the mound with its sunken intaglio effigy, and the Chippewa later used it as a holy place to consult with the turtle oracle.
Chippewa National Forest has experienced this type of loss before, but our last stop offered hope that pieces of the forest can be put back together.
This project will reforest 50 acres of Chippewa National Forest. The site has been damaged by spruce budworm, a native insect that feeds on pine needles, and by invasive plant species.
'"The Chippewa National Forest is Just to the west of Superior but it doesn't have all the boreal species like the owls that we gel In Superior," he says.
"The Water Quality Project findings help us manage upland forests in a way that protects lowland peatlands," says Steve Eubanks, who supervises Chippewa National Forest, where the map shows 50 percent lakes and wetlands.
Approximately one-third of that is the Chippewa National Forest administered by the U.S.
Their progress is guarded by District Ranger Robert Paddock of the Blackduck Ranger District, Chippewa National Forest, who named the fence-protected tree.
The forest resources of the Chippewa national forests. Resource Bull.

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