Visit the Chippewa National Forest while enjoying your stay at our Northern Minnesota Family Resort.

Cass Lake Minnesota - Chippewa National ForestChippewa National Forest is located in northern Minnesota at the crossroads of Minnesota's three major ecosystems: the aspen, birch, spruce-fir, and pines of the northern boreal forest; the maple-basswood hardwood forests typical in the southern part of the state; and the prairie just west of the forest. To Minnesotans, though, it's all "Up North."

The Chippewa was the first national forest established east of the Mississippi. Created in 1908, it was initially known as the Minnesota National Forest. The forest's name was changed in 1928 to honor the Chippewa Indians who first inhabited the forest.

Chippewa National Forest is a water world of wild wetlands, more than 1,300 lakes, and nearly 1,000 miles of trout stream.

Chippewa National Forest Recreation

Bike along the 160 miles of trails available for non-motorized use. The Chippewa National Forest area offers a variety of routes for the experienced mountain biker to trails more geared to the casual riders
  • Lost Forty Loop - 27 miles
  • Dora Lake Loop - 8 miles
  • Rabideay Loop - 8 miles
  • Webster Loop - 16 miles
  • Kenogama Loop - 12 miles
  • Norway Beach Loop - 26 miles
  • Mi-Ge-Si Bike Trail - 4 miles
  • Pike Bay/Lake Thirteen - 4/10
  • Cutfoot Sioux - 18 miles
  • Pigeon Lakes Loop - 22 miles
  • Simpson Creek - 13 miles
  • Clubhouse Loop - 5 miles
  • Little Ruby Loop - 10 miles
  • Suomi Hills - 21 miles
  • Trout Lake - 21 miles
  • Wirt/Talmoon Loop - 35 miles
  • Gadbolt Lake - 8 miles
  • Hanson Lake - 15 miles
  • Stony Point - 9 miles

Chippewa National Forest Canoeing

These canoe routes offer excellent opportunities to view bald eagles, loons, and a variety of northern Minnesota wildlife. Walleye, northern pike, and panfishing is good along most of the routes.
  • Turtle River - 16 miles
  • N. Branch Turtle River - 14 miles
  • Mississippi River - 55 miles
  • Rice River - 18 miles

Chippewa National Forest Hiking

There's no better way to see the Chippewa National Forest than on a trail. Hike and view spring wildflowers, bike along a tranquil wetland, hunt grouse on a hunter/walking trail, or ski through winter woods. The Chippewa National Forest has designated  over 160 miles of hiking trails through northern Minnesota. The hiking trails listed are for non-motorized use unless otherwise noted. Plan your next northern Minnesota family vacation. There is plenty to do whether you enjoy hiking, canoeing or relaxing by the river.
Trail Miles Location
Camp Rabideau 1 mile 6.5 mi. south of Blackduck on Co. 39
Carter Lake 3 miles 2 mi. east if Tenstrike on Forest Road 2419
Elmwood Island .5 miles 7 mi. north of Alvwood in Isalnd Lake
Lost 40 .5 miles 3 mi. north of Dora Lake on Forest Road 2240
Meadow Lake 10 miles 8 mi. south of Tenstrike on County Road 307
Webster Lake 6 miles 10 mi. south of Blackduck at Webster Lake Campground
Mi-Ge-Zi 4 miles 4 mi. east of Cass Lake in the Norway Beach Recreation Area
Star Island 6 miles 2 mi. east of Cass Lake on Star Island
Tower Lake 6 miles 3 mi. east of Pennington on Forest Road 2172
Cut Foot Sioux 22 miles 18 mi. NW of Deer River on Hwy 46
Johnson Lake 12 miles 14 mi. SE of Deer River on Hwy 46
Simpson Creek 13 miles 18 mi. NW of Deer River on Hwy 46
Sugar Lake 7 miles 7 mi. north of Remer on Forest Road 2112
Jingo Lake 5 miles 9 mi. NW of Marcell on Forest Road 2423
Miller Lake 8 miles 13 mi. south of Marcell off Hwy 38
Skeeter Lake 3 miles 13 mi north of Grand Rapids on County 49
Spur Lake 9 miles 15 mi. SW of Bigfork on Forest Road 2402
Suomi Hills 21 miles 15 miles north of Grand Rapids on State 38
Trout Lake 5 miles 16 miles south of Marcell on County 335
County Road 50 8 miles 6 mi south of Walker on County 50
Your Hosts at Sunset Cove Resort
Al, Cheryl, Mike, Bryan, Nick & Ben Ruzek
We have Wireless Internet!

About Us    Activities     Lodging/RV    Directions    Fishing    Dining    Boat Rental    Reservations    Resort Map    Contact Us    Home   Site Map

Allen's Bay Lodge Sunset Cove Resort
4083 Kangas Curve Road SE
Cass Lake, MN 56633
Phone: 1-800-279-4831 or 218-335-2480
©Sunset Cove Resort

Designed by Midwest Captions Inc.