Minnesota State forests

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Car driving along a forest road in Grand Portage State Forest.

Scenic Fall Color Routes in State Forests

Check out some great scenic drives for fall color in State Forests.
Routes recommended by DNR foresters »


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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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Spread the Word, Not the Problem

When working or playing outdoors, clean your gear and buy local firewood to avoid moving unwanted hitchhikers.
Learn more »


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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 »