George Washington State Forest
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•George Washington State Forest is located in northeastern Itasca County. To get there, take U.S. 65, north of Nashwauk, State Highway 1 between Effie and Togo, and Scenic Hwy 7 east of Big Fork.
•This state forest boasts eight camping facilities. Two horse campgrounds, Togo and Stony Brook, have picket lines and pull-through sites. Bear Lake, Button Box, Larson Lake, Lost Lake, Owen Lake, and Thistledew Lake, campgrounds all feature boat launches and fishing opportunities.
•Cross-country ski trails provide loops to challenge experienced skiers as well as those that suit the novice. Snowmobilers will find nearly 200 miles of groomed scenic trails.
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
Large wetland areas limit use of some roads and trails.
George Washington State Forest at a glance...
Boat Ramp Nearby
Canoe / Kayak
60 Miles Horseback
Class I ATV
Class II ATV
200 Miles Snowmobiling
•Bear Lake Campground and Day-Use Area