National Forest

Chippewa Dog Policy

Chippewa National Forest is Dog Friendly

Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash []
Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash []

Chippewa National Forest encompasses a very large area in northern Minnesota and consists of a number of woodlands, wetlands, rivers, and lakes (much of the Forest area is actually water). A variety of wildlife can be found in the Forest including deer, ruffed grouse, numerous waterfowl, osprey, loon, and great grey owl. The Forest is also one of the largest Bald Eagle breeding grounds in the lower United States. The Forest offers many recreation opportunities including hiking, boating/kayaking/canoeing, hunting, fishing, camping, and winter sports.

Chippewa National Forest is dog friendly and allows dogs throughout the park and campgrounds while they're on a leash or restrained. Please note that hunting is allowed at this Forest -- see the section below on hunting for more details.


Trail Policy

Dogs are allowed and trails and throughout the forest.

Campground Policy

Dogs are allowed at campgrounds while on a leash or restraint. More information on camping options can be found at the USDA site on camping at Chippewa National Forest.

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Warning: Hunting is allowed at this location. Please be aware of and familiarize yourself with hunting seasons, and exercise appropriate caution with your dog. During hunting season(s), you may also want to consider having your dog wear a blaze orange vest.

For more information on hunting seasons and policies, please see:

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Note: Policies can change -- please make sure to check official dog/pet policies prior to making plans or booking travel.

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