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Superior National Forest Headquarters Office

Forest or Range
Superior National Forest Headquarters Office – 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, and skiing.

Recreational Opportunities

The Superior National Forest offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities from RV camping to hiking in secluded woodlands, from canoeing to hunting. All are chances to get outside, explore, and enjoy your national forest.

  • Hiking, hunting, fishing, biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, snowmobile and ATV riding, or observing nature along 2000 miles of trails designated by use.
  • Camping on your choice of 23 developed "fee" campgrounds, 18 rustic campgrounds, or more than 277 backcountry campsites, most of which are on a body of water.
  • Boating, fishing, swimming or picnicking at one of 77 lake accesses, 13 fishing piers, 10 swimming beaches, or 22 picnic areas.
  • Driving on one of three Scenic Byways.
  • Exploring the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, the largest designated wilderness in the eastern US with 88 entry points, 2000 campsites, over 1000 lakes, and over 800,000 acres. Access the Special Places section of our website from the left sidebar for more information on the BWCAW.
  • Any other of countless activities you can do in the Superior National Forest.

Accessibility Notes

The building is accessible.


Seasons Accessible

Year round, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

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