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Beltrami Island State Forest


Lake of the Woods, Roseau, Beltrami


Acres: 703,366

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Motor Vehicle/OHV Classification: Managed

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•Beltrami Island State Forest is the second largest of Minnesota's 58 state forests. Five rivers—the Roseau, Warroad, Rapid, Winter Road, and Moose—have their headwaters here.

• The forest is unique in that it contains six scientific and natural areas (SNAs).

•The ridges are covered with pine and are surrounded by large areas of low flatlands and peat bogs.

•Beltrami State Forest recreational opportunities include canoeing, camping, hunting, hiking, horseback riding, picnicking, and 138 miles of snowmobiling.

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

Aichele Road: CLOSED due to water on road and excessive rutting, Cole Road: Deep water puddles on road east side. Do not drive through with vehicles. Will remain closed until it dries out. Road worked planned October 3-5th Morehouse Road: Road closed on south end. Graveling project on south end of road as well as culvert replacement.,

Beltrami Island State Forest at a glance...


Dispersed Camping

Canoe / Kayak


Picnic Shelters


25 Miles Hiking

27 Miles Horseback

238 Miles Class I ATV

238 Miles Class II ATV

238 Miles Off-Highway Motorcycling

138 Miles Snowmobiling

Attention Trails Users

Note: Red Lake Tribal Lands are always closed to non-band members.

Temp Forest Road / OHV Closures


Bemis Hill Campground
Blueberry Hill Campground
Faunce Campground

Special features

• Hayes Lake State Park
• Big Bog State Recreational Area

Other destinations

Luxemberg Peatland SNA
Winter Road Lake Peatland SNA
Norris Camp Peatland SNA
Mulligan Lake Peatland SNA
Gustafson's Camp SNA
Red Lake Peatland SNA
Red Lake WMA
North Rapid River WMA
Rako WMA