Snake Creek Management Unit



Snake Creek Management Unit is located four miles south of Kellogg in southeastern Wabasha County. Access to the unit is from U.S. 61 or State Highway 42. The entrance to the unit is signed on Highway 61.



Phone: 507-206-2847

Managed by: Division of Parks and Trails

photo: Snake Creek Management Unit

Purchase Approved Firewood

Description: Snake Creek Management Unit is part of the Richard J. Dorer Memorial Hardwood Forest and is named for Snake Creek, a small trout stream that bisects the unit. Current state land ownership is 3,000 acres.

The topography of the Snake Creek Management Unit is rough. On either side of the valley, slopes rise 300 feet above the valley floor. Snake Creek trout stream, a designated trout stream, is located within the Snake Creek Management Unit.

The campsites are considered primitive, designed to furnish only the basic needs of the camper. The campsites consist of a cleared area, fire ring, and table. Vault toilets, garbage cans, and drinking water are available.

All sites are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Highlights: There are two trail systems in the Snake Creek Unit.

• Trail one is located on the valley's north side. A five-mile remote trail open for use by hikers and cross-country skiers, it varies in length and difficulty.

• Trail two is located on the valley's south side. A 13.5-mile loop, this trail is open to all trail users except four-wheel drive vehicles.

R.J. Dorer State Forest OHV Trails: Snake Creek is open for OHV use April 30 through November 1.

Both trails have a parking area that's plowed in winter. The trail system is a multi-use system; check map for trail designation. Use caution and share the trail.


5 camp sites

1 well

drinking water

18 miles nature trail


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