Superior National Forest

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The Superior National Forest offers boundless outdoor experiences including camping, boating, fishing, stargazing, birding, canoeing, skiing, solitude and many more. What are you waiting for?

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Superior National Forest in Minnesota's Arrowhead

Your Northland National Forest

Established in 1909, the three-million acre Superior National Forest is the largest national forest east of the Mississippi River. The Forest is located at the southernmost edge of the boreal forest ecosystem and is home to thousands of clean lakes, rocky landscapes, iconic megafauna, colorful fall foliage and has a rich cultural history. Within the bounds of the Forest is the beloved one million-acre Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Bordered by Canada, Lake Superior and Voyageurs National Park, there's truly a superior experience waiting for you.

  • Camping

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    Learn more about camping opportunities on the Forest.

  • Wilderness

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    Explore the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

  • Mountain Biking

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    Mountain biking is gaining popularity in northern Minnesota. Learn more about what the Forest has to offer.


Investing in Recreation on the Superior National Forest

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The Great American Outdoors Act  (GAOA) responds to the growing $5.9 billion backlog of deferred maintenance on national forests and grasslands, which includes $3.7 billion for roads and bridges and $1.5 billion for visitor centers, campgrounds and other facilities. 

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Managing the Greenwood Fire Burn Area

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Started by lightning, the Greenwood Fire was detected on August 15, 2021. In October 2021, the Forest Service deployed a Burn Area Emergency Response team.

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