Burntside State Forest
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•Burntside State Forest is located in the northeastern corner of St. Louis County and northern Lake County.
• The forest lies on the southwestern border of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and more than 80 percent of it is within the boundaries of the Superior National Forest, making it subject to USDA Forest Service management rules.
•Burntside State Forest also includes a 10,000-acre Burntside Lake, which has six public accesses. This lake is renowned for its big lake trout and walleye. It supports one of the largest populations in the state of Minnesota's state bird, the loon.
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
Burntside State Forest at a glance...
Boat Ramp Nearby
Canoe / Kayak
Portions of this state forest is located within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCA) are closed to all motor vehicle use.