Shingobee Recreation Area


Area Status: Open

In alignment with current federal, state and local guidance for social distancing and to ensure health safety of visitors, employees and volunteers, the Chippewa National Forest has announced the Shingobee warming chalet will remain closed until further notice. However, visitors are able to recreate at the Shingobee Recreation Area and enjoy the variety of outdoor winter activities. The recreation area is nestled along the rolling hills of the Shingobee River Valley, located five miles southwest of Walker, Minnesota.

As we all work through an unpredictable situation, health and safety is our number one priority. We are committed to continuing to support our communities and fulfill our mission as we all work together to minimize the impacts and spread of COVID-19. We also encourage you to follow public health guidelines regarding social distancing while you recreate in National Forests.

Visitors to our National Forests are urged to take the precautions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Nestled along the rolling hills of the Shingobee River Valley, the Shingobee Recreation Area provides a variety of summer and winter activities. The area offers 6 miles of trails for hiking, hunting, birdwatching, primitive camping, and cross-country skiing in the heart of Minnesota's Northwoods. A sliding hill and a weekend warming chalet are also available for winter fun.

Informational Flyer

At a Glance

Fees: None
Open Season: All Year
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Walker
Water: None
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Operated by the Forest Service

General Information

Directions: Located five miles southwest of Walker, Minnesota, along State Highway 34.

Recreation Map

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Activities

Day Hiking

Nestled along the rolling hills of the Shingobee River Valley, the Shingobee Recreation Area provides a variety of summer and winter activities. The area offers 6 miles of trails for hiking, hunting, birdwatching, primitive camping, and cross-country skiing in the heart of Minnesota's Northwoods. A sliding hill and a weekend warming chalet are also available for winter fun.

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Viewing Wildlife

Nestled along the rolling hills of the Shingobee River Valley, the Shingobee Recreation Area provides a variety of summer and winter activities. The area offers 6 miles of trails for hiking, hunting, birdwatching, primitive camping, and cross-country skiing in the heart of Minnesota's Northwoods. A sliding hill and a weekend warming chalet are also available for winter fun.

Species Bird Watching
Difficulty Level: Easy

Sledding/Tubing

Nestled along the rolling hills of the Shingobee River Valley, the Shingobee Recreation Area provides a variety of summer and winter activities. The area offers 6 miles of trails for hiking, hunting, birdwatching, primitive camping, and cross-country skiing in the heart of Minnesota's Northwoods. A sliding hill and a weekend warming chalet are also available for winter fun.

Warming Shelters Yes
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

Nestled along the rolling hills of the Shingobee River Valley, the Shingobee Recreation Area provides a variety of summer and winter activities. The area offers 6 miles of trails for hiking, hunting, birdwatching, primitive camping, and cross-country skiing in the heart of Minnesota's Northwoods. A sliding hill and a weekend warming chalet are also available for winter fun.

Warming Shelters Yes
Base Conditions Groomed

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
6 miles

  Latitude : 
47.037

  Longitude : 
-94.644