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Address: Cass Lake, MN
Phone Number: 218-335-8600
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The first National Forest established east of the Mississippi, Chippewa...

The first National Forest established east of the Mississippi, Chippewa covers over 1.5 million acres.

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Visit the Lost 40

This review is for the Lost 40- located in Chippewa National Forest. It is a bit of a drive to get to the Lost 40 - you can google directions on-line or stop at the small Info... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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79 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This review is for the Lost 40- located in Chippewa National Forest. It is a bit of a drive to get to the Lost 40 - you can google directions on-line or stop at the small Info Center in Blackduck, Mn for a map-brochure of the Lost 40. So glad we did this. The Mature groves of Red & White... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

It is worth the drive to find this 40 acres of old growth pines. Some of them are 350 years old and the largest and tallest you'll find in Minnesota. We took a short hike, about a mile loop. There is an outhouse across the road from the trailhead. It is a hilly area but a pretty easy hike. Looking... More 

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Minneapolis
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38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The bike trail in the forest was awesome. I can't wait to come back and snowmobile if we get snow. I had great views of the lake while riding. The Paul Bunyan trail is pretty boring that connects to the one in Cass Lake. Unless you like going straight for hours. I needed a bigger flask I guess.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Road construction on 39 has been going on for the last 2 years in the Pennington area and causing a major detour. Which they should mark it at the entrance to the Chippewa that there will be a dirt road detour, especially since we use trucks pulling boats. A lot of great lakes in the Chippewa, good hunting land, CCC... More 

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1 Thank Perchman W
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

This is an awesome place to visit & live. There is so much to see and do. Not so many people has you will find south of here. Much more wildlife and peace and quiet.

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Longville, Minnesota
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

We actually live within the Chippewa Natl Forest - what can I say?We love the diversity of the trees; and watching the wildlife from our home. We aren't actually near the Cass Lake location you mention.

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Squaw Lake, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

Come check it out, tons to do 1000's of lakes and check out the round B&B on Dixon Lake called My Lake Home

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Long Prairie, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

The trails were well marked and groomed for hiking, bring a camera.

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Cass Lake, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

Always clean, great beach, awesome bike, walking trails!

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Northern MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

What a wonderful lake!!! The fishing is incredible and the unspoiled shoreline is as good or better than anything you will see in Canada. We love our time there, go every year to Tamarack Lodge. Beautiful cabins and great hosts. Can't say enough about the area. Just go and you'll know.

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