Kawishiwi Ranger District (Ely MN)


Area Status: Open
Kawishiwi building

Welcome to the Kawishiwi Ranger District! Located in Ely, Minnesota, our LEED-certified office is designed to protect the environment we all cherish.

LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. Here's what that means for our building:

  • Local and recycled materials: We minimize our environmental impact by using resources close to home and giving new life to old materials.
  • Energy-efficient lighting: Automatic lights that turn off when not in use reduce our energy consumption.
  • Water conservation: Low-flow toilets help us use less water, a precious resource.
  • Sustainable landscaping: Plants around our building filter rainwater, keeping our waterways clean.
  • Low-emission carpet and paint: We prioritize healthy indoor air quality for our staff and visitors.

By making these choices, we're committed to doing our part for a sustainable future. Visit us in Ely and explore the beauty of the Kawishiwi Ranger District

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Office hours and information 
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Kawishiwi Ranger District Email | Call | Address | Webpage

General Information

Accessibility:

Visitor center is accessible.


Directions:

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

Activities

Campground Camping

Areas for Campground Camping at Kawishiwi Ranger District (Ely MN)

RV Camping

Areas for RV Camping at Kawishiwi Ranger District (Ely MN)

Group Camping

Areas for Group Camping at Kawishiwi Ranger District (Ely MN)

Dispersed Camping

Areas for Dispersed Camping at Kawishiwi Ranger District (Ely MN)

Cabin Rentals

Areas for Cabin Rentals at Kawishiwi Ranger District (Ely MN)

Lake and Pond Fishing

Areas for Lake and Pond Fishing at Kawishiwi Ranger District (Ely MN)

River and Stream Fishing

Areas for River and Stream Fishing at Kawishiwi Ranger District (Ely MN)

Day Hiking

Areas for Day Hiking at Kawishiwi Ranger District (Ely MN)

Backpacking

Areas for Backpacking at Kawishiwi Ranger District (Ely MN)

Viewing Wildlife

Visitor Centers

While the Kawishiwi 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.

Picnicking

Areas for Picnicking at Kawishiwi Ranger District (Ely MN)

Group Picnicking

Areas for Group Picnicking at Kawishiwi Ranger District (Ely MN)

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

Areas for XC Skiing/Snowshoeing at Kawishiwi Ranger District (Ely MN)

Snowmobiling

Areas for Snowmobiling at Kawishiwi Ranger District (Ely MN)

Related Information

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
47.906841

  Longitude : 
-91.829717