Cut Foot Sioux Visitor Center

Cut Foot Sioux Visitor Center is located in the heart of the Chippewa National Forest just off the Avenue of the Pines State Scenic Byway (Highway 46).  Tucked in the pines between Big Cut Foot Sioux and Little Cut Foot Sioux Lake, this summer visitor center is a great visitor stop.  Pick up information about camping, hiking, historic sites and other recreational activities, and enjoy the many Forest wildlife displays.   Naturalist programs are scheduled throughout the summer and may include nature hikes, kids activities, nature crafts and wildlife presentations. 

Browse the little bookstore for Forest-theme related items including local foods (wild rice, jam, honey), field guides, kids books and Forest tshirts!  Watch for Smokey Bear's Birthday Celebration in Early August!  Visit our beautiful pollinator garden!!

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Latitude: 47.519605 Longitude: -94.047841 Elevation: 1317 ft

Seasons Open

Memorial Day through Labor Day

Hours Open

9:00 am - 4:30 pm


No Fees for the Visitor Center

Eco-Friendly Notes

Naturalists lead guided hikes and do presentations on topics such as Leave No Trace and Recycling, Firewise and Fire Prevention (Smokey Bear!)  Rainwater pollinator garden is located at the front of the Visitor Center--learn more about pollinator gardens here! 

Accessibility Notes

The Cut Foot Sioux Visitor Center has accessible parking and ramped sidewalk.  Accessible restroom facilities and display area.  The Visitor Center also has a paved accessible trail leader from the Center to the boat ramp, a trail that the naturalists often use for their guided nature hikes. 

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are allowed on a leashed on the grounds around the visitor center.  Please keep pets leashed while on the paved trail or at the boat landing.

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