Chippewa National Forest, Near Taylor, Minnesota
Lady Slipper Scenic Byway does not offer reservations through Recreation.gov. Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!
Lady Slipper Scenic byway goes over the river and through the woods. The Chippewa National Forest hugs this rustic route with campgrounds and resorts tucked in the woods. The Chippewa National Forest visitor center is in old log lodge at Norway Beach on Cass Lake, with naturalist and bike trails nearby. The route crosses the Mississippi River flowing from Cass Lake as a stream. The Pennington Bog, showcasing Ladyslippers, and a 1930's Civilian Conservation Corp camp are other highlights. The byway itself is a 28-mile drive that follows County Raod 39 between the northwoods towns of Blackduck and Cass Lake.
Very popular in early summer when the Showy Ladyslippers bloom, and this is also a beautiful autumn drive. The byway takes you past Knutson Dam, Webster Lake and Camp Rabideau. There are two interpretive stops along the byway: Lady Slipper Interpretive Site (3801 Scenic Highway NE Blackduck) and the Mississippi River Interpretive Site (28201 Brook Lake Rd SE Pennington).