Chippewa National Forest - Forest Supervisor's Office

Welcome to the Chippewa National Forest Supervisor's Office!  This log building was constructed by Civilian Conservation Corps Camp 705 in 1936. 

Made from 100-year old native red pine logged from Star Island and Lake 13 area, the 8,500 square foot building is made from 16,000 lineal feet of red pine logs, each 10-16 inches in diameter.  The 50-foot high fireplace is made from 265 tons of split glacial boulders. 

Step inside and discover the hand-hammered ironwork, maple stair rails, hand-hewn split log stairs and birds-eye maple flooring that make this building so unique.

In 1976, the Chippewa National forest Supervisor's Office was listed on the National Register of Historic Sites.

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Latitude: 47.3794 Longitude: -94.619284 Elevation: 1332 ft


Hours Open

8 - 4:30 Monday-Friday

Time Period Represented

Depression era (1936-1942)

Seasons Open


Visitor Fees


Accessibility Notes

Access through the back door entrance (concrete accessibility ramp).  Public restroom is accessible.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are welcome on a leash on the grounds.

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