Welcome to the Superior National Forest

 Winter of the Superior has a lot of offer for recreation. Sunset from Boundry Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Find trail maps on the Superior National Forest


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.

Forest News

NOTICE: Individuals and organizations that fly unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or drones) on National Forest System lands must follow Federal Aviation Administration regulations. 

U.S. Forest Service policy stipulates that UAS must be considered the same as manned aircraft, in terms of acquisition, approval and carding of pilots and aircraft, inspections, maintenance, avionics, training, and operations. Forest Service Policy Regarding Unmanned Aircraft Systems 

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


Superior Science - Research Reader

Superior Research Reader is a monthly summary of current research and science relevant to resource management on the Superior.

Faces of the Forest Service

Images of FS employees

Meet the Faces of the Forest Service

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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.

A snowy road through a forest

Winter Driving


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