Superior National Forest8901 Grand Ave Pl
Duluth, MN 55808
From Duluth: access SW end of forest (Iron Range area) via N Hwy 53; access center of forest (Ely area) via Hwy 53N then NE on Hwy 169; access E side of forest via Hwy 61 N (Gunflint Trail area).Get Directions
Superior National Forest offers numerous recreation opportunities year-round. From fully developed campgrounds to secluded wilderness or backcountry (non-wilderness) sites with few or no facilities. Boat, canoe, and fish on over 2,000 lakes and streams within the forest. Many of these boast some of the country's finest fishing for walleye, northern pike & smallmouth bass. Hiking trails vary in length and difficulty to provide adventures of just a few hours to an extended trip of a week or more.
Gunflint Ranger District- 2020 W. Highway 61, Grand Maris, MN 55604
Kawishiwi Ranger District- 1393 Highway 169, Ely, MN 55731
LaCroix Ranger District- 320 North Highway 53, Cook, MN 55723
Laurention Ranger District- 318 Forestry Road, Aurora, MN 55705
Tofte Ranger District - 7355 West Hwy 61, Tofte, MN 55615
Hours & DatesYear round
Fees are collected for camping at the 23 Developed Campgrounds across the Forest.
- Accessible to disabled
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 19 reviews
Very familiar with this area. Highly recommend you purchase a Forest map at the USDA Ranger Station before any exploration. The forest is outstanding and very worthy of a trip for a day, or a month...
— TonkaBoy18, September 15, 2018
We stopped in and inquired about how to use our 23 foot RV trailer in the forest lands. They were very helpful and nice to boot.
— rdando, August 5, 2018
Could not believe the scenery here it was really lovely. It was very peaceful and an outstanding area
— J1llyMac, May 16, 2018
Huge national forest. Easy to navigate with multiple back woods roads and trails.There are 500 lakes in this forest.
— 215clifff, October 24, 2017
Great place to camp out prior to entering the BWCAW. Rustic campsites (no electricity, outhouse nearby, fire pit and table) are scattered all over the forest. Most sites are first come first serve...
— HopheadWI, September 21, 2016