Superior National Forest Guide

Superior National Forest was established in 1909. It features more than 695 square miles of surface water and contains diverse habitats, such as a boreal forest ecosystem, watersheds, hills, and meadows. Visitors to the national forest can partake in recreational activities like boating, swimming, camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, and more. On the shores of Lake Superior, you will be able to access many lake amenities like fishing piers, swimming beaches, and picnic areas. There are also numerous developed and primitive camping sites, many of which are next to bodies of water. 

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Superior National Forest Hiking Trails

Things to Do

Activities in Superior National Forest

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How to get to Superior National Forest

Address: 8901 Grand Ave Pl, Duluth, MN 55808

Fee: Entry fee $0

Spending time in Superior National Forest is one of the best ways to explore the region between Lake Superior and Canada. There is plenty to do throughout any season, but driving an RV on a road trip through the forest will allow you to easily access most areas. There are a number of natural landmarks like Lake Superior, Isle Royale National Park, and Voyageurs National Park that are nearby, and you are sure to have a great time both inside and just outside of the national forest.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions About Superior National Forest

Is there a fee to get into Superior National Forest?

There is no fee to get into Superior National Forest. However, there are permits required for recreational activities such as paddling in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness or using certain day-use sites.

Does Superior National Forest offer free camping sites?

Yes, Superior National Forest offers free camping sites. There are several free rustic campgrounds that include outhouses, picnic tables, and fire rings but no water or garbage cans. Most of the forest outside of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is also open for dispersed camping, which is free as well.

Is there a limit to how long you can camp in Superior National Forest?

Yes, there is a limit to how long you can camp in Superior National Forest. You can camp for up to fourteen consecutive nights in one spot, and thirty consecutive total nights within the forest boundary. You need to leave the forest for at least one night after that before you return.

Do you need a permit to fish or hunt in Superior National Forest?

Yes, you need a permit to hunt in the Superior National Forest. Anyone 16 and up is required to have a Minnesota fishing license to fish in Superior National Forest.

What type of wildlife lives in Superior National Forest?

Wildlife living in the Superior National Forest includes deer, gray wolves, loons, Canadian lynx, eagles, moose, and black bears. There is a variety of birds and fish in the forest lakes and streams as well.