Big Fork State Forest

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Big Fork State Forest
Map showing the location of Big Fork State Forest
Map showing the location of Big Fork State Forest
Geography
Location Koochiching and Itasca counties, Minnesota, United States
Coordinates 47°28′30″N 93°33′47″W / 47.475°N 93.5631°W / 47.475; -93.5631Coordinates: 47°28′30″N 93°33′47″W / 47.475°N 93.5631°W / 47.475; -93.5631
Area 127,929 acres (51,771 ha)
Established 1963
Governing body Minnesota Department of Natural Resources,
Website www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_forests/sft00006/index.html
Ecology
WWF Classification Western Great Lakes Forests
EPA Classification Northern Lakes and Forests

The Big Fork State Forest is a state forest located in Koochiching and Itasca counties, Minnesota. It is primarily managed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The landscape has many moraines, lakes, and wetlands. The "Lost 40" and the largest red pine in the state of Minnesota are located within the forest.

Outdoor recreation activities include hiking, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing on provided trails, as well as backcountry camping, swimming, fishing.[1] There is boat, canoe, and kayak access to the Big Fork River which runs through a portion of the forest, with Class I, III, IV, and V rapids located downstream.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Big Fork State Forest". Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 2010-09-03. Archived from the original on 20 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-03. 
  2. ^ "Big Fork River". Water Trails. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 2010. Archived from the original on 21 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-03. 

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