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General C.C. Andrews State Forest




Acres: 7,770

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Motor Vehicle/OHV Classification: Limited

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• This state forest is named after General Christopher Columbus Andrews, a Civil War general and Minnesota's first chief fire warden.

• Jack, red, and white pine cover most of the forest. Paper birch, quaking and bigtooth aspen, and red and bur oak are sometimes found mixed with the pines.

• Gently rolling trails provide an easy ride on fairly level, sandy soil for OHM and ATV riders.

• This forest has habitat for white-tailed deer, bear, beaver, mink, turkey, and ruffed grouse. Migrating waterfowl and many nongame bird and mammal species can also be seen here.

• Recreational facilities include the Willow River Campground, which includes 36 drive-in campsites, a group camp and a paved boat ramp. McCormick and Dago day-use areas offer fishing and picnicking.

More about this forest

General C.C. Andrews State Forest at a glance...


Boat Ramp Nearby

Dispersed Camping


Picnic Shelters


Cross-Country Skiing

40 Miles Hiking


Mountain Biking

37 Miles Class I ATV

37 Miles Class II ATV

37 Miles Off-Highway Motorcycling

Temp Forest Road / OHV Closures


Dago Lake Day-Use Area
McCormick Lake Day-Use Area
Willow River Campground

Special features

• Kettle River State Water Trail
• Willard Munger State Trail
• Gen. C.C. Andrews State Forest OHV Trails

Other destinations

Moose Lake WMA
Moose Lake State Park
Sturgeon Lake WMA