The Chippewa National Forest is located in northern Minnesota.
Where is this Forest?


WELCOME to the Chippewa National Forest 
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Families are invited to the Chippewa National Forest’s eighth annual Howl-O-Ween Scavenger Hunt at Shingobee Hills Recreation Area near Walker, Minn., on Friday, Oct. 28, from 6-8 p.m.


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Forest Service offering jobs for students and recent graduates. 
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TRAIL UPDATE  |  9/23/16
  • Goose Lake and Shingobee  | cleared and mowed
  • County 50 | blowdown cleared – NOT mowed yet
  • Walker District snowmobile trails |  pockets of heavy blowdown being assesed and making plans to have cleared by Dec 1.

North Country Trail | 10/21/16 |  NCT is open from the west boundary road to County Road 84 to Football Lake. 




OHV Information

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"2016" OHV Motor Vehicle Use Maps and Policy


Fishing on the Chippewa

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The "2017" Fishing Opener is Saturday, May 13.
The 2017 Governor's fishing opener will take place on the Mississippi River near St. Cloud, Minnes...

Chippewa NF Deer Stand Information

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Only portable stands/blinds that do not damage trees and are placed 1 week prior to and removed 1 week after the close of Big Game Hunting season are allowed. 


Firewood Restrictions

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CLOSURE ORDER bans the possession, storage, or transport of any firewood.  Don't move firewood!  Burn it where you buy ...