Superior National Forest As Exquisite As Name Implies

In the remote northern reaches of Minnesota along the Canadian border lies the vast Superior National Forest, which offers exceptional camping experiences for a variety of tastes.

Whether you enjoy hiking in to remote camp sites or driving to an RV site, you can find it all in the one million acres of Superior National Forest.

Among the scenic forests, rugged rivers and remote lakes, which are the primary attractions at Superior National Forest, are hundreds of campsites that allow visitors to thoroughly enjoy this vast expanse of public land.

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Superior National Forest has something for everyone when it comes to camping. There are rustic campgrounds (many are free), RV campgrounds with hookups, dispersed campgrounds that can only be accessed by boat or by foot, group campgrounds and camper cabins.

Whatever your interest, Superior National Forest has the campground for you. No matter if you want a campground with easy access to amenities, such as restaurants and shopping or if you want a location so remote you will never see another person, the national forest has a wide variety of locations available.

Most of the forest’s campgrounds are open year-round, although National Forest maintenance on rustic campgrounds typically ends after Labor Day.


Few national forests can boast the quality of fishing that can be found in Superior National Forest. With thousands of lakes and hundreds of rivers and streams, anglers have access to exceptional walleye, northern pike, smallmouth bass, lake trout and stream trout fishing. Many locations are so remote they may only see a handful of anglers each year, making it a golden opportunity for those that do fish these lakes and streams.

Superior National Forest holds more than 400 miles of hiking trails, including the renowned Superior Hiking Trail and Eagle Mountain, the highest point in Minnesota.

Mountain biking is another popular activity at Superior National Forest. With hundreds of miles of forest logging roads of varying maintenance levels, bikers can access s some of the forest’s most remote locations.

Those who enjoy canoeing and camping can explore the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, which is located within Superior National Forest. It offers a true wilderness experience in remote lakes only accessible by canoe. Permits are required for many areas in the BWCA, so reservations must be made ahead of time.

During the fall, Superior National Forest is home to phenomenal hunting opportunities. The forest’s vast expanse allows for hunters to spread out and get away from the crowds, while hunting for white-tailed deer, black bear, waterfowl, grouse, snowshoe hare, bobcats and much more.

The most popular winter attractions at Superior National Forest include ice fishing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing and sled dog trips.

A trip to Superior National Forest would not be complete without visiting the world’s largest lake, Lake Superior and the dozens of breathtaking waterfalls along the North Shore of the lake.

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