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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:

Due to wet and warm conditions, forest roads and trails are deteriorating rapidly this spring. Many roads and trails are not firm enough to support vehicle traffic without being damaged. The temporary closures could remain in effect until sometime in May, depending on weather conditions. Note: not all roads and trails in a particular forest may be closed. Check the forest roads closures and OHV trail closures web pages before venturing out. Signs may be posted before web pages are updated. Obey all signs.

Battleground State Forest at a glance...


Boat Ramp Nearby

Dispersed Camping





Mountain Biking

Temp Forest Road / OHV Closures

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