The Cass County Land Department manages over 1,000 miles of forest roads to provide access to the land for management purposes. Portions of some of the roads also serve as recreational trails. Approximately 90% of the County's Land is open for motorized use on trails; 10% is designated solely for non-motorized recreational use.
Deep Portage was established in 1973. The Deep Portage Learning Center occupies 6,300 acres of land administered by Cass County through its Land Department. The operation of the reserve and its programs are managed by the Deep Portage Foundation, a non-profit organization with a long-term contract with the County.
Hunting stands that damage trees are not allowed; no nails, bolts, or screws. All new tree stands that damage trees will be removed; old tree stands will be removed as timber sales take place in an area.
The county encourages portable tree stands, freestanding stands, and any tree stands that do not damage trees.