Camping allowed in select campgrounds and dispersed sites

Campfire ban in place - Campfires allowed only in limited number of Campgrounds

Virtual Office Services on Friday, July 3rd (fed. holiday) include Kawishiwi Ranger District (218) 365-7600 and Gunflint Ranger District (218) 387-1750.

Forest offices offering virtual services


Welcome to the Superior National Forest

Explore recreation opportunities on the forest!Get tips for being safe on the forest.Get the latest news and information.



Established in 1909, the Superior is known for its boreal forest ecosystem, numerous clean lakes, and a colorful cultural history. The one million-acre Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness lies within the boundaries of the Forest. Management by the USDA-Forest Service, under principles of ecosystem management and multiple use, the Forest provides for a diverse community of plants and animals as well as products for human needs. The concept of "all lands" management maintains strong partnerships and collaboration across the landscape. Popular recreational activities include fishing, hunting, camping, canoeing, swimming, hiking, snowmobiling, cross country skiing and ice fishing.  Links to more recreational activities can be found on the left sidebar under Recreation.

Learn more about usage of drones on the forest.


Superior National Forest managers are conducting a study of National Forest System (NFS) roads across the Forest. This roads study, referred to as “Subpart A,” is part of the implementation of the national 2005 Travel Management Rule, 36 CFR 212.   To learn more, visit the Planning page

Recent News


Minnesota Research Reader

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Provides highlights research topics and studies relevant to science and resource management in the State.

Recreation Commercial Services Analysis

Trail at Ninemile Lake

Forest shares findings from Needs Assessment Analysis of commercial services offered to recreationists.

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Air quality cam spotlight

Image from air cam in spring

This archived image is from a webcam which is part of our air quality monitoring system. Click for more information.

WTIP Radio Hosts "Tofte and Gunflint Ranger District Update"

Recreation and road updates for the Tofte and Gunflint Ranger Districts

Superior National Forest together with WTIP 90.7 FM Grand Marais community radio is broadcasting weekly updates for visitors planning a trip into the Tofte and Gunflint Ranger Districts.