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Chippewa National Forest, Cass Lake

#99 of 141 in Nature in Minnesota
Forest · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Chippewa National Forest is located in northern Minnesota. The forest is over 1.6 million acres with many lakes and vegetation. There are multiple lakes and many outdoor activities available. These include hiking, fishing, bird watching, camping, and hunting. This Park also shares boundaries with a lake belonging to the Chippewa tribe. The park was named in honor of the Chippewa tribe, who have lived in the area for many, many years.

The land of Chippewa has such and interesting history and the land is so beautiful. All the trees and wildlife creates a great scenery

This land will give you a great family adventure. There's an activity for every one in the family to enjoy. This land also provides a peaceful place where people can enjoy nature and clear their head.

Land management of the forest is very important. They try very hard to create a clean place that utilizes the land. They reuse, recycle, and protect their resources. They also want to keep the meaning of a national forests by providing clean water and keeping forest resources.

Because of the Organic Act of 1897, the sale of timber occurs at Chippewa. They sell over 64 million board feet of timber each year. This industry in monitored by the Environmental Analysis. They set the standards and guidelines.

From fishing to horseback riding, Chippewa had a wide range of activities for everyone. They have bird watching, picnicing, camping, water sports, winter sports, and just plain old nature watching. With all the fishing and water sports, they need to be very careful and monitor the water well. They must be very care that they don't deplete the fish faster than they are replenished. They also need to be aware of and make sure the water isn't contaminated or polluted.

the forest is filled with wildlife and plants. This forest has many trees, such as; pines, spruces, aspen, and paper birch. This forest also has a huge amount of bald eagles. They have one of the biggest breeding populations. These eagles are banded and people are able to held injured eagles in order to protect them.

The site requires permits for different activities. For things that create commercial gain, you must get a permit. This can help decrease the disruption of the land.
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  • Favorite campground We usually stay in the Chippewa loop when we come here but have also stayed in the Wanaki loop. Chippewa has electric Wanaki doesn`t. This is a very nice campground, we stayed at....  more »
  • Following the recommendations above, we went to the Lost Forty. It was truly a marvelous site, but about an hour from Cass Lake for a 1/4 mile loop hike. I consider it an opportunity of a lifetime.....  more »
  • This place feel very wild and awe inspiring.
  • This is a wonderful place. So much magic!

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