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


WELCOME to the Chippewa National Forest!
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Fall Colors on the Chippewa National Forest

West Winnie Campground will be CLOSING September 9 due to work beginning on the West Winnie Harbor Modification Project.  

Public Invitation for Monitoring Plan Changes

Knutson Dam Improvement Project:   Drawings



"New" Information


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


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. 

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.


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 it!<...