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Iron Range OHV State Recreation Area Master Plan Amendment

The Iron Range OHV State Recreation Area is Minnesota’s only and one of the Nation’s first recreation areas catering primarily to off-highway vehicle (OHV) enthusiasts. The master plan was completed in 1998 and amended once in 2010 to accommodate the Virginia Expansion site. The Minnesota Department of Transportation is in the process of rerouting US Highway 53 near the State Recreation Area to accommodate mining. This reroute gives the DNR the opportunity to provide additional access to the Virginia expansion site. Because this is different than what is currently in the master plan, the DNR must amend the master plan. Additionally, the DNR has identified several other areas within the State Recreation Area’s master plan the agency would like to amend. Specific changes may include:

More information

The Department of Natural Resources, Parks and Trails Division will hold an information open house on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Training Center at the:

Iron Range OHV State Recreation Area
7196 Pettit Road
Gilbert, MN 55741

For more information, please contact Allan Larsen, IROHVSRA Site Manager at (218) 735-3833 or allen.larsen@state.mn.us.

To comment

Comments will be accepted at the open house on June 20. In addition, you may comment now through 4:30 p.m. on July 5, 2017. To comment, please use our online comment form or send your comment to:

Joe Unger, OHV Planner
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Parks and Trails Division
500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, MN 55155
joe.unger@state.mn.us