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Minnesota State forests

campsite in Burtside State Forest in the fall.

Minnesota state forests are open for all to enjoy.Towering pines and fish-filled lakes. Family-friendly campgrounds with beaches and hiking trails nearby. Miles of trails to accommodate every kind of activity: hiking, hunting, mountain biking, OHV riding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, horseback riding, and more.

view of the six new state forest paper maps.

New maps make it easier to visit Minnesota state forests

Find your way in the woods. Six new state forest maps are available in paper or for download to your mobile device today. Updated Maps »


Two hunters riding a atv on a forested trail

Protect Your Hunting Grounds

Help protect your hunting ground from invasive diseases and pests. Harmful, invasive diseases and pests can be lurking in firewood. Buy local firewood to avoid moving these unwanted hitchhikers.
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White OHV jeep

Minnesota State Forest Trail Revision Project

The DNR is in the process of revising our forest trail plans. The project will provide trail connections, add new trails, change allowable trail uses, and close unsustainable trails.
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