Burntside State Forest

Counties:

St. Louis

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Acres: 74,815


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Motor Vehicle/OHV Classification: Limited

Approved Firewood Vendors

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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.


More about this forest


Burntside State Forest at a glance...

RECREATION

Boat Ramp Nearby

Canoe / Kayak

TRAILS

Hiking


Attention Trail Users:

Portions of this state forest is located within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCA) are closed to all motor vehicle use.

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.

Notice: Groomed snowmobile trails, as signed, are closed Dec. 1 to off-highway vehicles (OHVs) and highway licensed vehicles (HLV's).


Temp Forest Road / OHV Closures

OTHER DESTINATIONS

Boundary Waters Canoe Area
Bear Head Lake State Park
Taconite State Trail