Season by Season

The Chippewa National Forest offers a unique experience all year round from the spring flowers to fall colors.

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Chippewa National Forest

Currently, public access to Chippewa National Forest offices is not available; at this time the forest is offering virtual services | LEARN MORE

The Chippewa National Forest, located in the heart of northern Minnesota, is a celebration of seasons, culture and environment. Come explore the big lakes, big pines and all the Forest has to offer.

The Chippewa National Forest was the first national forest established east of the Mississippi River in 1908. Originally known as the Minnesota National Forest, the name was changed in 1928 to honor the original inhabitants. Today, the Forest and Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe share goals and offer visitors a chance to experience Anishinabe culture and learn about the past from prehistory to the early logging-era and Civilian Conservation Corps days.  Learn more about the Forest.


Not Just Flying Around

Chippewa National Forest Bald Eagle Nest Inventory and Assessment - By: Melissa Gabrielson, Wildlife Biologist and Adam Myers and Laine Yandall, MIST

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2022 Governors Fishing Opener

This year's Governors Fishing Opener event will take place May 13-14 in and around the Chippewa National Forest, Cass Lake, Lake Winnibigoshish, and Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe lands in north-central Minnesota. 

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