Chippewa National Forest

Fishing & Canoeing

For the angler, the many smaller lakes on the Chippewa National Forest are great places to unleash your fishing gear! Trout Lake is a semi-primitive, non-motorized area that sports 4,500 acres of forest with 26 miles of shoreline on 11 lakes. Trout Lake is popular for splake, bass, trout, northern pike and panfish. In the Cut Foot Sioux Area, you will find bass, bluegill and trout easy to catch.

Canoe enthusiasts may elect to retrace the routes of the Ojibwa Indians and the early explorers. Choose from nine canoe routes, ranging from a personal look at the mighty Mississippi River and the unpredictable Leech Lake to the slow moving Shingobee River and other small creeks. Although these routes are not wilderness trips, paddlers often catch glimpses of bald eagles, loons and ospreys.

Published: 29 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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