|Cut Foot Horse Camp|
Other Horse Camps to visit:
Cut Foot trails will lead you through the Cut Foot Experimental Forest.
The Forest is an outdoor laboratory for studying pine forest
management. Research areas
are designated by various markers--please do not remove or disturb the
markers as you move through the area on horseback. The Experimental Forest
is jointly managed by the North Central Research Station in Grand Rapids
and the Chippewa National Forest.
1910, Sam Simpson was successful in obtaining a large contract for logging
pine from the Cut Foot Sioux area for the Northland Pine Lumber Company.
Simpson's logging crew utilized horse power to pull pine logs out of the
woods. Records show that the
logging camp employed 60 men and 30 horses.
Even today, horses are used to pull logs out of non-motorized areas
on the Forest.
Show respect for other Forest visitors in the campground and on the
trail. These are
multiple use trails, and you must use caution when meeting motorized
vehicles, bikers and hikers.
Stay on the designated trails.
Cross-country travel is not permitted.
Be aware that some trails and recreation areas are closed to
Use the picket line provided when tying your horse.
This reduces damage to trees and vegetation. Portable corrals are not permitted.
Before leaving the campground, please remove all manure and hay
from campsites to manure pits provided.
Use nosebags to keep feed from landing on the ground, and pack out
supplemental feed. Certified
weed-free hay is strongly recommended and may stop the spread of
non-native plant species.