Superior National Forest covers a total area of about 3,900,000 acres of land and about 445,000 acres of water comprising of about 2,000 lakes and rivers in three different counties in the state of Minnesota (Saint Louis County, Lake County, and Cook County). Superior National Forest was established on February 13, 1909, and is currently managed by the U.S. Forest Service.
The closest urban centers to the National Forest are Ely, Duluth, Virginia, and Grand Marais. The National Forest is accessible through the I-35, US53, US61, and MN 169. There are several features that make Superior National Forest a great attraction to its visitors. Three of the most prominent attractions are as follows. First, the national forest is the home to about 300-400 gray wolves and is one of the strongholds of the gray wolf in the lower 48 states.
Secondly, the national forest is home to one of the most heavily used wilderness areas in the county (Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness) this area is over one million acres and has a 1,500 miles canoe trail. Third, this national forest is home to one of the best-rated trails in the mid-west of America (the 205-mile Superior Hiking Trail). Besides these attractions
Superior National Forest is also home to a wide variety of flora and fauna and is also popular for several recreational activities including cross-country and downhill skiing, fishing, camping, snowshoeing, horseback riding, swimming, hiking, sailing, canoeing, mountain biking, hunting, ice fishing, snowmobiling, blueberry picking, dog sledding, rockhounding, and boating.
Besides all these activities you are also allowed to bring your dog into the forest, but you will need to ensure that you follow basic park rules. Basically, you need to maintain immediate control of your pooch at all times. You need to ensure that you clean up after your dog and you need to respect park resources including wildlife, plants, and buildings in the national forest. Furthermore, it is important to be aware of the places in the park that you are forbidden from visiting with your dog.