Blackduck State Forest

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Blackduck State Forest
Map showing the location of Blackduck State Forest
Map showing the location of Blackduck State Forest
Geography
Location Beltrami and Itasca counties, Minnesota, United States
Coordinates 47°38′32″N 94°20′23″W / 47.64215°N 94.3396°W / 47.64215; -94.3396Coordinates: 47°38′32″N 94°20′23″W / 47.64215°N 94.3396°W / 47.64215; -94.3396
Area 125,529 acres (50,800 ha)
Established 1935
Governing body Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Counties
Website www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_forests/sft00008/index.html
Ecology
WWF Classification Western Great Lakes forests
EPA Classification Northern Lakes and Forests

The Blackduck State Forest is a state forest near the town of Blackduck, located in Beltrami and Itasca counties in Minnesota. It is adjacent to the Buena Vista State Forest and the federally managed Chippewa National Forest. It is managed primarily by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the counties.

The landscape is hilly and mixed soils are a result of the area's glacial history. Aspen and northern hardwoods dominate the upland sites, and black spruce, tamarack, and northern white cedar have been successfully introduced into the lowland sites.

Outdoor recreation opportunities include cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and hiking trails. Hunting and picnicking sites are located through the forest, and there is boating access to the Chippewa Forest's waters.[1]

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