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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:

Due to wet and warm conditions, forest roads and trails are deteriorating rapidly this spring. Many roads and trails are not firm enough to support vehicle traffic without being damaged. The temporary closures could remain in effect until sometime in May, depending on weather conditions. Note: not all roads and trails in a particular forest may be closed. Check the forest roads closures and OHV trail closures web pages before venturing out. Signs may be posted before web pages are updated. Obey all signs.

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