Minnesota State forests

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For state fores visitor alerts relating to current flooding and storm events, please check individual state forest web pages.

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Camp Your Way in a State Forest

Whether you want an individual campsite, group camp, horse camp or to try out dispersed camping, the choice is yours in a state forest.
State forest camping »

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Don't Take Firewood Along for The Ride

Help prevent the spread of invasive plants and animals by not moving firewood.
Learn what you need to do »

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Horse Trails

Minnesota's state forests offer hundreds of miles of horseback riding options through magnificent landscapes. And, the summer shade in the forest helps keep everyone cool.
Check out state forest horse trails »

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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.
Forest trails revisions »