Kawishiwi Ranger District

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Kawishiwi building

Welcome to the Kawishiwi Ranger District! This office is located in the town of Ely. The building is a LEED (Leadership Environmental Energy Design) facility.What this means is the design of the building used practices such as: using local materials, using recycled materials or materials that can be recycled, use of energy efficient automatic lights that turn off when no one is in the room, low water flow in the toilets,  landscapeing around the building that filters the rainwater before entering into the streets or surrounding areas, use of low emisson carpet and paint.

This office also hosts a wonderful interpretive center. You'll enjoy first hand some the experiences that you'll find in our exciting Forest.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Office hours and information 
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Phone: 218-365-7600                                          Address: 1393 Hwy 169, Ely, MN 55731

General Information


Visitor center is accessible.


From the south, continue on Highway 169 and drive through the town of Ely. About 1/2 mile out of town look for the sign on the left hand side.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


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Nature Viewing

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Outdoor Learning

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Water Activities

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Winter Sports

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