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General C.C. Andrews State Forest




Acres: 7,770

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Motor Vehicle/OHV Classification: Limited

Approved Firewood Vendors

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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 and red pine cover most of this forest, alongside stands of birch, aspen, and oak.

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

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

More about this forest

Visitor Alert:

OHV Riding Restrictions During Deer Hunting Season

  • Use of off-highway vehicles (OHVs) on state forest OHV trails and state forest trails during firearms deer season is allowed only for deer-hunting purposes, and only within permitted times. More information


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