Land area: 79,610.08 sq. mi.
Water area: 7,328.79 sq. mi.
Total area: 86,938.87 sq. mi.
State Length: 406 miles
State Width: 348 miles
Lowest Point: Lake Superior shore - 602 ft.
Highest Point: Eagle Mountain, Cook County - 2301 ft.
Average Mean Altitude: 1200 ft.
Largest County: St. Louis - 6,125 sq. mi.
Smallest County: Ramsey - 154 sq. mi.
|DNR Management Program||Approx. Acres Managed|
|Wildlife Management Areas||1,129,700|
|Other Areas Managed for Forestry||722,500|
|State Parks and Recreation Areas||227,400|
|Scientific & Natural Areas||177,250|
|Other Areas Managed for Wildlife||74,700|
|Aquatic and Fish Management Areas||25,600|
|Building Sites and Undesignated Lands||25,000|
|Water Access Sites||2,850|
|Wild and Scenic Rivers||1,500|
|Water Management Areas (Dams)||750|
|Wetland Bank Projects||300|
|Total DNR managed acres||5,526,350|
Source: DNR Land Records Database
The DNR also administers state mineral rights underlying approximately 13.5 million acres. DNR has administrative responsibility to manage trust lands (in FY07 a total of $18.5 million was deposited in the Permanent School Fund), and to make PILT (Payments in Lieu of Taxes) payments to the counties, which totaled about $20 million for FY06.
(Updated June 2008)