Northwest Angle State Forest

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Northwest Angle State Forest
Northwest Angle State Forest, Minnesota (37352541951).jpg
Northwest Angle State Forest, July 2017
Geography
Map showing the location of Northwest Angle State Forest
Map showing the location of Northwest Angle State Forest
Location Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota, United States
Coordinates 49°18′40″N 94°56′29″W / 49.3111072°N 94.9413446°W / 49.3111072; -94.9413446Coordinates: 49°18′40″N 94°56′29″W / 49.3111072°N 94.9413446°W / 49.3111072; -94.9413446[1]
Elevation 1,083 feet (330 m)
Area 144,412 acres (58,441 ha)
Established 1935
Governing body Minnesota DNR
Website www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_forests/sft00036/index.html
Ecology
WWF Classification Western Great Lakes Forests
EPA Classification Northern Lakes and Forests

The Northwest Angle State Forest is a state forest located in Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota. The name of the forest is derived from its location near the Northwest Angle, the northernmost point of the contiguous United States. The forest borders the Canadian provinces of Manitoba and Ontario, and the Red Lake Indian Reservation. The forest is managed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Tree species of the forest are Tamarack, Black Spruce, Eastern White Pine, Red Pine, Northern Whitecedar, and Paper Birch. Popular outdoor recreational activities are hunting, fishing and boating on Lake of the Woods, birdwatching, and dispersed camping. Trails are designated for hiking; all motorized recreation is prohibited, with the exception of snowmobiling in the wintertime.[2]

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