Forest reclassification and road/trail designation status

To comment or ask questions on reclassification proposals or draft plans, please call the contact person listed or send an e-mail to the address provided during the comment period specified for each state forest.

The DNR invites your comments, particularly those regarding planned road/trail designations or closures, environmental or safety issues, potential user conflicts, or other site-specific concerns. Please be as specific as possible with your comments.

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A note about Map size

Many maps depict the proposed designation of selected routes in State Forests as forest roads or trails. The maps are Portable Document Format (PDF) files that require the free Adobe Reader software to open and view. "Detailed Map" often show the entire State Forest area and can be large files and may take some time to open if you have a slow internet connection.

"Index Maps" are smaller files with links to detailed township level maps. The township maps show the same information as the detailed map but cover smaller areas and are smaller (100 KB) files that will open faster. "Map Keys" contains a legends for the township maps and define terms used on the maps.

If you experience difficulty in viewing the maps or if the files take too long to download you can request that a compact disc containing the map files be mailed to you, or you can view printed copies of the maps at DNR offices. For further information or assistance contact the person listed in the far right column of the table below for each forest.

For information on how to better work with and view PDF files on this site please read our PDF page.

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Current Classification2 County Project status Trail plans & maps3 Public Process/Contact

Badoura
(see also Hubbard County non-motorized plan.)

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Limited

Hubbard

Completed.

Decision records:

Maps:

 

 

 

Battleground
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Closed

Cass

Completed; implementation in-progress.

(see Chippewa Group)  

Bear Island4
(see also St. Louis County-North Group

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Mixed (see plan for details)

St. Louis & Lake

Completed.

Maps:
(see St. Louis County - North Group)
 

Beltrami Island
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Managed

Beltrami
Lake of the Woods
Roseau

Completed.

Decision records:

Maps:

 

Big Fork
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Managed

Itasca

Completed.

(see Chippewa Group)  

Birch Lakes
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Closed

Stearns

Completed.

(see Southern MN Planning Group)  

Blackduck
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Managed

Itasca & Beltrami

Completed.

(see Chippewa Group)  

Bowstring
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Limited

Cass

Completed.

(see Chippewa Group)  

Buena Vista
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Limited

Beltrami

Completed.

(see Chippewa Group)  

Burntside4
(see also St. Louis County-North Group

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Mixed (see plan for details)

St. Louis

Completed.

Maps:
(see St. Louis County - North Group
 

Chengwatana
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Limited

Pine

Completed

Chengwatana Map

 

Chippewa Group
(Bigfork, Bowstring, Blackduck, Buena Vista, Battleground, Welsh Lake, Remer)
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Completed.

Decision records:

Maps:

 

Cloquet Valley
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Mixed (see plan for details)

St. Louis
Carlton

Completed.

Decision Records:

Maps:

 

Crow Wing
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Limited

Crow Wing

Completed.

Decision Records:

 

D.A.R.
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Limited

Pine

Completed.

(see East Central Group)

 

East Central Group
(D.A.R., Hill River, Land O' Lakes, Savanna, Snake River, Waukenaubo)
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Completed.

Decision Records:

Trail/Access inventory:

Forests-

Counties-

 

Emily
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Limited

Crow Wing

Completed.

Decision Records:

 

Finland
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Mixed (see plan for details)

Lake

Completed

Decision Records:

Maps:

 

Fond du Lac
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Limited

Carlton

Completed

Fond du Lac Map

 

Foot Hills
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Limited

Cass

Completed

Foot Hills Map

 

General Andrews
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Limited

Pine

Completed

General Andrews Map

 

George Washington
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Mixed (see plan for details)

Itasca

Completed.

(see Koochiching/Itasca Group)
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Golden Anniversary
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Mixed (see plan for details)

Itasca

Completed, implementation in progress

(see Koochiching/Itasca Group)  

Grand Portage
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Managed

Cook

Completed.

Decision Records:

Plans:

Maps:

 

Hill River
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Limited

Aitkin

Completed.

(see East Central Group)  

Hubbard Co. Non-Motorized Plan - Badoura & Paul Bunyan SF
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Limited

Hubbard

Completed.

Decision Records:

 

Huntersville
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Limited

Wadena

Completed.

(see West Central Group)  

Insula Lake
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Closed

Lake

Completed.

N/A  

Kabetogama
(see also St. Louis County-North Group

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Managed

St. Louis

Completed.

Maps: (see St. Louis County - North Group  

Koochiching
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Managed

Koochiching

Completed.

(see Koochiching/Itasca Group)  

Koochiching/Itasca East Group (George Washington, Golden Anniversary, Koochiching, Pine Island, Smokey Bear) Back to list

 

 

Completed.

Decision Records:

Maps:

 

Lake Isabella
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Closed

Lake

Completed.

N/A  

Lake Jeanette4
(see also St. Louis County-North Group

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Mixed (see plan for details)

St. Louis

Completed.

Maps:
(see St. Louis County - North Group
 

Lake of the Woods
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Managed

Lake of the Woods

Completed.

(see Northern Border Group)  

Land O'Lakes
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Limited

Cass

Completed.

(see East Central Group)  

Lost River
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Managed

Roseau

Completed.

(see Northern Border Group)  

Lyons
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Limited

Wadena

Completed.

(see West Central Group)  

Mississippi Headwaters
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Limited

Clearwater
Hubbard
Beltrami

Completed.

(see West Central Group-North Unit)  

Nemadji
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Limited

Pine

Completed.

Nemadji Map This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.

 

Northern Border Group
(Northwest Angle, Lake of the Woods, Lost River, Red Lake)
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Managed

 

Completed.

Decision Records:

Maps:

 

Northwest Angle
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Managed

Lake of the Woods

Completed.

(see Northern Border Group)  

Pat Bayle4
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Limited

Cook

Completed

Decision Records:

 

Paul Bunyan
(see also Hubbard County non-motorized plan.)

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Limited

Hubbard

Completed

Paul Bunyan Map This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.

 

Pillsbury
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Closed

Cass

Completed

Pillsbury Map

 

Pine Island
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Managed

Koochiching

Completed.

(see Koochiching/Itasca Group)  

R.J. Dorer Memorial Hardwood
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Limited (with no hunter exceptions)

Wabasha, Winona, Houston & Fillmore

Completed.

(see Southern MN Planning Group)  

Red Lake
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Managed

Beltrami

Completed.

(see Northern Border Group)  

Remer
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Limited

Cass

Completed.

(see Chippewa Group)  

Rum River
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Limited

Mille Lacs, Kanabec & Morrison

Completed.

Decision Records:

Maps:

 

St. Croix
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Limited

Pine

Completed

St. Croix Map This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.

 

St. Louis County-North Group
(Bear Island, Burntside, Kabetogama, Lake Jeanette)

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Completed.

Decision Records:

 

Sand Dunes
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Closed

Sherburne

Completed.

(see Southern MN Planning Group)  

Savanna
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Limited

Aitkin

Completed.

(see East Central Group)  

Smokey Bear
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Managed

Koochiching

Completed.

(see Koochiching/Itasca Group)  

Smoky Hills
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Limited

Becker

Completed.

(see West Central Group)  

Snake River
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Limited

Kanabec

Completed.

(see East Central Group)  

Solana
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Limited

Aitkin

Completed

Solana Map

 

Southern MN Planning Group
(includes Birch Lakes, RJD and Sand Dunes)
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Mixed (see plan for details)

Stearns

Completed.

Decision Records:

Maps:

RJD State Forest:

 

Sturgeon River
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Mixed (see plan for details)

St. Louis

Completed.

Decision Records:

Maps:

 

Two Inlets
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Limited

Becker

Completed.

(see West Central Group)  

Waukenabo
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Limited

Aitkin

Completed.

(see East Central Group)  

Wealthwood
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Limited

Aitkin

Completed.

Wealthwood Map

 

Welsh Lake
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Closed

Cass

Completed.

(see Chippewa Group)  

West Central Group-North Unit
(Mississippi Headwaters,
White Earth)
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Completed.

Mississippi Headwaters State Forest Decision Records:

White Earth State Forest Decision Records:

Maps:

County:

 

West Central Group-South Unit
(Huntersville, Lyons, Smoky Hills,
Two Inlets)
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Completed.

Decision Records:

Counties:

Forests:

 

White Earth
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Limited

Clearwater, Mahnomen & Becker

Completed.

(see West Central Group-North Unit)  

Whiteface River
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Closed

St. Louis

Completed

Whiteface Map

 

NA = Not Available at this time.

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2Forest classifications

(These classifications are current as of the day you view them. Watch for changes!)

In state forest land classified as managed:

In state forest land classified as limited:

In state forest land classified as closed:

(For more information, see Minnesota Rules, Chapter 6100.1950.)

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3Maps

Please note that the maps are very large files and will take some time to download. Please get in touch with the contact person for the specific forest if you experience problems downloading the maps.

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4BWCAW

Forest located partially within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. The sections in the BWCAW are always closed to OHV use.

Note about comments

We are looking for comments on specific proposals for designating trails and roads for OHV use. Please use the segment identification numbers on the Road and Trail Inventory Map when commenting on specific trail segments.