Superior National Forest

Welcome Spring With Us!

After a funky winter we are ready to embrace Spring! Come explore our forest landscapes, trails, rivers, lakes, and more as spring pops around the Superior National Forest!

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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.

  • Recreation

    a hiking trail on the Superior National Forest

    Whatever you love to do, come explore with us.

  • Camping

    A campsite with a firering and picnic table

    From cabins to backcountry camping or Wilderness camping, find your place under the stars on the Forest.

  • Learn About Dark Sky

    Card: Stargazing

    Discover the wonders of the night! National Forests offer a respite from urban light pollution for recreational star gazers!

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Collaboration Helps Boost Moose Habitat Across NE Minnesota

a moose in shrubbery

Multiple partners, agencies, and tribes come together to enhance and protect moose.

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Superior NF BWCAW Portage Replacements earn 2023 National Wilderness Award

Superior NF BWCAW Portage Replacements earn 2023 National Wilderness Award for best use of ‘Traditional Skills & Minimum Tool Leadership’

Award Winning Portage replacements in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness funded by Great American Outdoors Act, BWCAW use permit fees (Recreation Enhancement Act), the Timber Sales Pipeline Restoration Fund, and Secure Rural Schools grants.

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