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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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Interesting, but a long way to get there

We made the long detour to visit this site of very tall and very old, never cut pine trees. Knowing that this site was as pristine as you could get we felt it was a good idea to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Sarracenia
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Norman, Oklahoma
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Norman, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made the long detour to visit this site of very tall and very old, never cut pine trees. Knowing that this site was as pristine as you could get we felt it was a good idea to visit the place and walk the trail. The walk was interesting and the trail was not difficult or too long. Dark in... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful forest area, with trails and campgrounds. I have been going to this forest my entire life. Well worth a visit and a drive. Be careful during hunting season to wear blaze orange even if you are not hunting.

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South Dakota
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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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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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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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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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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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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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