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Blackduck State Forest


Beltrami, Itasca


Acres: 125,529

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Motor Vehicle/OHV Classification: Managed

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photo: Blackduck state forest

•Blackduck State Forest is truly one of northern Minnesota's treasures. Watch bald eagles in flight, pick blueberries and raspberries in season, or just enjoy the fresh air of a northern forest.

•Blackduck State Forest sits at the northwestern edge of the Chippewa National Forest and its waterways.

•It offers many recreational opportunities: hunting, fishing, cross-country, snowmobiling, hiking, and birdwatching.

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.

Blackduck State Forest at a glance...


Boat Ramp Nearby


Picnic Area


Cross-Country Skiing



Temp Forest Road / OHV Closures

Special features

• Morph Meadows WMA
• Sugar Lakes WMA
• Pennington Bog SNA

Other destinations

Chippewa National Forest