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General C.C. Andrews State Forest




Acres: 7,770

State Forest Map

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

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

Spring temporary trail and road closures are now in effect due to wet conditions. Signs will be posted at entry points and parking lots. The closures include all unmarked roads and trails unless specifically listed.

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