Birch Lakes State Forest
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•Birch Lakes State Forest is one of the smallest state forests but also among the most intriguing. It is located in the transition zone between Minnesota's forested region to the northeast and the prairie region to the southwest.
• This forest is located between Little Birch and Birch Lake, which is known as a walleye lake with 2,025 acres of surface water, 12.5 miles of shoreline, a maximum depth of 77 feet, and a public access. Water clarity is considered good to excellent.
Birch Lakes State Forest at a glance...
7 Miles Hiking
7 Miles Mountain Biking
4.1 Miles Snowmobiling
Spring temporary trail and road closures are now in effect due to wet conditions. Signs will be posted at entry points and parking lots. The closures include all unmarked roads and trails unless specifically listed.
Attention Trail Users:
• Forest roads are all minimum maintenance.
• There are no off-highway vehicle riding opportunities in this forest.