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Chengwatana State Forest


Pine, Chisago


Acres: 29,039

State Forest Map

Motor Vehicle/OHV Classification: Limited

Approved Firewood Vendors

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•Chengwatana State Forest is approximately 12 miles east of Pine City.

•The forest terrain consists of forested upland islands surrounded by marsh and brush. Three rivers, the Kettle, Snake, and St. Croix, flow through the forest.

•Recreational opportunities include overnight camping at Snake River Campground, hiking, snowmobiling, horseback riding along the Willard Munger State Trail, and ATV and OHM riding along the Chengwatana State Forest OHV Trails.

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.

Forest Notes

Chengwatana State forest map can be viewed electronically as a geospatial PDF (GeoPDF) on your mobile device with applications such as Avenza Maps. The built in GPS features of your phone will track your location in the state forest using the built in GeoPDF map. Avenza Maps or other GeoPDF applications are available for download at the App Store or Google playor Microsoft.

Chengwatana State Forest at a glance...


Boat Ramp Nearby



Picnic Area


Cross-Country Skiing

20 Miles Horseback

5 Miles Mountain Biking

16 Miles Class I ATV

16 Miles Class II ATV

16 Miles Off-Highway Motorcycling

20 Miles Snowmobiling

Attention Trail Users:

Temp Forest Road / OHV Closures


Snake River Campground

Special features

• Snake River Water Trail
• St. Croix River Water Trail
• Chengwatana State Forest OHV Trails
• Matthew Lourey State Trail

Other destinations

St. Croix State Park
Wild River State Park
Rock Marsh WMA
St. Croix National Scenic Waterway