Minnesota State Forest Trail Revision Project

photo: An off-highway vehicle driver riding a forest trail.The DNR is considering a number of measures to improve trail sustainability and enhance user experiences for both motorized and non-motorized uses including:

  • Adding new trails
  • Adding trail connections
  • Changing allowable trail uses
  • Designating areas where motor vehicle use is restricted during trapping and hunting seasons
  • Closing unsustainable trails

The trail system changes will not include changing forest-wide motor vehicle use classifications. Current state forest motor vehicle use classifications

Project Description pdf

Commonly Used Terms pdf

Projects in progress

State forest

County

Classification

Project documents

Beltrami Island

Beltrami,
Lake of the Woods,
Roseau

Managed

Kabetogama

Koochiching,
St. Louis

Managed

North St. Louis
and Lake Counties

(Bear Island and
Burntside,
Insula Lake and
Lake Isabella,
Lake Jeanette, and
Sturgeon River state forests
as well as scattered
state forest lands in
northern St. Louis County)

St. Louis,
Lake

Closed,
Limited,
Managed

Completed State Forests

State forest

County

Classification

Project documents

     
 

Chengwatana

Pine

Limited

General C.C. Andrews

Pine

Limited

Nemadji

Pine

Limited

St. Croix

Pine

Limited

 

More information

For more information about trail designation in state forests, contact:

Joe Unger
Division of Parks and Trails
651-259-5279
joe.unger@state.mn.us