About the Forest

Kayakers on a lake in the Chippewa National Forest

 

WELCOME “BOOZHOO”

The Chippewa National Forest, located in the heart of northern Minnesota, is a celebration of seasons, culture and environment.

The Chippewa National Forest is the first National Forest established east of the Mississippi River in 1908 and is the home to more lakes and wetlands than any other National Forest. The forest was 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 early, logging-era and Civilian Conservation Corps days.

The Forest boundary encompasses about 1.6 million acres, with over 660,000 acres managed by the Chippewa National Forest. The remaining lands are state, county, tribal, and private. The Leech Lake Indian Reservation is also within the Forest boundary. The forest supervisor’s office is located in Cass Lake, Minn., with district offices in Blackduck, Deer River and Walker.

 


FOREST FACTS
Statistical data about the Chippewa.More.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
An answer to all the frequently asked questions about the Chippewa.More.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

 

LOCATION INFORMATION
location map of the chippewa national foreset



https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/chippewa/about-forest