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Cuyuna Lakes State Trail
Master Plan Amendment

When complete, the Cuyuna Lakes State Trail will be more than 30 miles long and connect several communities and outdoor recreation opportunities in north central Minnesota. Almost seven miles of the state trail have been developed to date between Riverton and Crosby, primarily in the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area (SRA).

The SRA offers abundant outdoor recreation opportunities, including a world-class mountain bike trail system and crystal clear lakes. Ultimately, the state trail will extend west to the 112-mile Paul Bunyan State Trail in Brainerd and east to Aitkin, where local and regional trail connections will be made.

The 2004 master plan for the state trail is being amended to reroute the primary trail corridor from Crosby to Deerwood. Recommended trail uses include bicycling, walking/jogging, in-line skating, roller skiing, environmental education/interpretation, hunting, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.

Cuyuna Lakes State Trail Master Plan Amendment This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. (3.4 MB)

Public input

Local residents, business owners, and others interested in the future of the Cuyuna Lakes State Trail are invited to a public open house meeting on Thursday, June 20 at the Hallett Community Center in Crosby. Visitors may drop by anytime between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Hallett Community Center
470 Eighth Street NE
Crosby, MN 5644

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DNR staff will be available to discuss the draft master plan amendment and answer questions about the extension of the state trail.

Those unable to attend the open house may share their comments via email or telephone during the 30-day public review process that runs Monday, June 10, through Wednesday, July 10.

Submit written comments or get more information

Colin Kelly, Principal Planner
, phone 651-259-5606.

Wade Miller, Area Supervisor, phone 218-833-8715.