Laurentian Ranger District

Area Status: Open
Laurentian District office in Aurora

Welcome to the Laurentian Ranger District. This district is the southern portion of the Superior National Forest stretching from McCarthy State Park north of Hibbing, MN to near the north shore of Lake Superior. The district office is in Aurora. The Superior National Forest Scenic Byway bisects the District from Aurora to Silver Bay. It links communities steeped in the tradition of iron mining, logging and tourism. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open, except indefinite closure of part of the Sturgeon River Trail. See Alerts for more details.
Operational Hours: Office hours and information 
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Phone: 229-8800 Address: 318 Forestry Rd, Aurora, MN  55705

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Areas for Campground Camping at Laurentian Ranger District

RV Camping

Areas for RV Camping at Laurentian Ranger District

Group Camping

Areas for Group Camping at Laurentian Ranger District

Dispersed Camping

Areas for Dispersed Camping at Laurentian Ranger District

Small Game Hunting

Areas for Small Game Hunting at Laurentian Ranger District

Game Bird/Waterfowl

Areas for Game Bird/Waterfowl at Laurentian Ranger District

Viewing Wildlife

Visitor Centers

While the Laurentian Ranger District office is not a Visitor Center, there are some interpretive displays and staff is on hand to supply information, issue BWCAW permits, and otherwise answer visitor questions.

Scenic Driving

Areas for Scenic Driving at Laurentian Ranger District


Areas for Skiing/Snowboarding at Laurentian Ranger District

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

Areas for XC Skiing/Snowshoeing at Laurentian Ranger District


Areas for Snowmobiling at Laurentian Ranger District

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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