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Forest Service is committed to making its web sites accessible to all USDA
customers and employees. All of the agency web sites are undergoing
review and redesign as necessary to ensure that they meet or exceed the
requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Many of our web sites currently meet the Section 508 accessibility standards. Furthermore, the USDA Forest Service continues to work on making all web sites accessible. Thank you very much for your patience through this redesign process. If you have any comments or suggestions for improvement of the Chippewa National Forest's web site please contact the web manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Chippewa National Forest facilities, programs, and services are accessible to all people. If you have special needs and would like to learn more about accessible sites, please contact the Chippewa National Forest Supervisor's Office at 218-335-8600 or TTY 218-335-8632.
Hiking, camping, swimming, skiing... visitors to the Chippewa National Forest find a wide range of recreation opportunities open to them. With over 36,000 visitors in a year, the Forest continually upgrades facilities to incorporate universal design. This means everyone benefits -- from people with disabilities, families with young children and older people.
Hiking and camping areas on the Chippewa offer varying degrees of access and challenge. While some trails have been deemed accessible (for example, a paved trail at Cut Foot Sioux Visitor Center), others may be accessible with a higher level of challenge (Trout Lake).
Developed campgrounds have incorporated universal design with toilet buildings and fire rings. A number of larger campgrounds on the Forest also have accessible shower buildings. Some backcountry (dispersed) sites allow people to drive to the site and camp on a hardened surface allowing access to someone using a wheel chair. If you have specific questions regarding any recreation site, please call the nearest district office for more information.
In the summer, naturalist programs are held at the Cut Foot and Norway Beach Visitor Centers offering high touch, fun programs! Sign language interpreters are available during the summer months upon request. Please call two weeks in advance of your visit and note the type of signing interpreter you will need. This service is available free of charge.
Braille copies of information flyers are available, while the majority of publications on the Forest are available in large print. Please call ahead so we may have copies prepared. The Forest Supervisor's Office TTY phone is 218-335-8632 or contacts us at email@example.com for more information.
People with disabilities qualify for a Golden Access Passport, which allows discounts on camping as well as free entrance into many National Parks and Recreation Areas. Golden Access Passports are available free of charge at the Forest Supervisor's Office in Cass Lake, Minnesota. You must request the Passport in person.
With soaring bald eagles, enticing
lakes, four-season trails and vast cultural heritage, the Chippewa National Forest offers
something for everyone! We hope you enjoy your visit to this beautiful slice of
northern Minnesota. If you have comments or ideas on how we can make the Forest even
more accessible, we will be happy to hear from you!