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


WELCOME to the Chippewa National Forest!
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collage of winnter sledding pictures

The Chippewa National Forest Trails Data is NOW available to the public on the internet. You now have several options to find National Forest Trails:  The interactive trail map is available on the Forest Service website at:

Prairie Public Television produced a documentary "Built To Last" on the CCC in Minnesota, featuring the Chippewa National Forest's
Camp Rabideau.

Knutson Dam Replacement Project:
NEW Video Clips:

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INVITATION to Comment on Monitoring Program Changes (2/5/2016)

2014 Monitoring and Evaluation Report


Forest Closure Orders:
Knutson Dam  |  Map
West Winnie Harbor and Boat Access   |  Map

Knutson Dam Improvement Project begins September 14, 2015
Lakeland News Broadcast Knutson Dam Project 9/10



OHV Information

4-wheelers on forest

2015 OHV Motor Vehicle Use Maps and Policy

Interactive MVUM Travel Map
MVUM Southeast Corner
MVUM Southwest Corner
MVUM Northeast Corner
MVUM Northwest Corner


Fishing on the Chippewa

Gone Fishing Picture and Sign

The "2016" Fishing Opener is Saturday, May 14.
The 2016 Governor's fishing opener will take place on Big Sandy Lake near McGregor, Minnesota.

Chippewa NF Deer Stand Information

phot of a hunter in orange walking a forest hunter walkign trail

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

picture of bon fire

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