Superior Municipal Forest


The Superior Municipal Forest is comprised of 4,400 acres of forest and natural habitat, making it the third largest forest within a city in the nation.  It is the best remaining example of a boreal forest (conifers and hardwood, including white and red pine, balsam, cedar, black spruce, white birch, and aspen) in the state of Wisconsin.


  • Hiking/mountain biking
  • Archery hunting area (with City issued permit)
  • Cross-country skiing/skijoring/snowshoeing (no designated snowshoe trails, snowshoeing not permitted on groomed trails)
  • Snowmobile/ATV trails (winter months only)
  • Wildlife & plants
  • Canoeing/kayaking/boating
  • Horseback riding is only allowed on Billings Drive and 42nd St.  No riding on trails.


Click for a map of the existing trails in the Superior Municipal Forest.

Outdoor Classroom

Outdoor classroom—located off the Millennium Trail (less than a mile from the trail head & immediately west of the snowmobile trail)

  • 15 six-foot benches (seats 45) 
  • Handicap accessible
  • Available for reservation by calling 715-395-7270




There is one primitive campsite in the municipal forest on Dwight's Point which is accessible by water and may be used on a first come first served basis.  There is a fire ring, benches and tent platforms. Map of Dwight's Point