Cut Foot Horse Campground is a popular equestrian campground located in the Chippewa National Forest, approximately 20 miles from Deer Lake, Minnesota. The secluded campground is tucked away in a lush, mixed-conifer forest and sandwiched between Biauswah Lake and Greeley Lake, both of which can be found northeast of the 56,000-acre Lake Winnibigoshish. The quiet campground provides patrons with a nature-based oasis with plenty of fresh air and over 120 miles of nature trails and forest roads to explore on foot, bike, or horse. Most importantly, the horse-friendly campground is also dog-friendly, so you and your waggin' buddy will be able to discover the best of Chippewa’s woods together!
The Cut Foot Horse Campground is made up of 34 single-family campsites, including several ADA-accessible ones. With a picnic table and campfire ring at each site, patrons can enjoy outdoor breakfasts with their family or friends. Gorgeous red pines, oak, and birch trees fill the environment with their refreshing scents, provide a barrier of privacy between sites, and cast more than enough shade for everyone to cool off in during the summer.
There are vault toilets on-site as well as drinking water. However, campers should consider bringing their own water supply, especially if they are traveling with pets.
The campground features a picket line, hitching racks, and manure pits -- all of which make equestrian camping clean, safe, and hassle-free. Since there are multiple trails that start in or cut through the campground, patrons will not have to travel far to enjoy the nature paths with their sniffing fur-balls, including the sandy 22-mile Cut Foot Sioux Trail and the intermediate Simpson Creek Recreation Area Trail that runs for 13 miles. For those who prefer water activities, check out the Big and Little Cut Foot Sioux Lakes or the popular Winnibigoshish Lake, which offers boating, fishing, and swimming opportunities.
Its proximity to so many recreational activities makes Cut Foot Horse Campground a furrific choice for avid adventurers and their four-legged friends!