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Battleground State Forest




Acres: 17,969

Motor Vehicle/OHV Classification: Closed

Approved Firewood Vendors

photo: Battleground state forest

• This state forest lies on the east side of Leech Lake in Cass County and the west side of Boy River Bay. The public water access has two ramps, a toilet, and enough parking for 28 auto/trailers.

• Leech Lake, known as a world-class fishing lake, is filled with walleye, muskie, largemouth bass, black crappie, and bluegills.

• A portion of this state forest is within the Leech Lake Indian Reservation.

More about this forest

Visitor Alert:

OHV Riding Restrictions During Deer Hunting Season

  • Use of off-highway vehicles (OHVs) on state forest OHV trails and state forest trails during firearms deer season is allowed only for deer-hunting purposes, and only within permitted times. More information

Battleground State Forest at a glance...


Boat Ramp Nearby

Dispersed Camping





Mountain Biking

Temp Forest Road / OHV Closures

Special features

• Chippewa National Forest

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