Golden Anniversary State Forest
•Golden Anniversary State Forest is located in southern Itasca County about eight miles southeast of Grand Rapids. The forest can be reached by following the Great River Road (Itasca Highway 3) southeast from Grand Rapids. If you are coming from the Twin Cities on State Highway 65, take State Highway 200 to the Great River Road and proceed northwest.
•There are two trail systems in the forest, River Road Unit Ski Trail (6.2 km loop) and Cowhorn Lake Ski Touring and Hiking Trail (12.6 km loop). Both trails are rated beginner to intermediate, and are excellent for family outings in the summer and winter. Refer to the state forest map for more details.
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
Golden Anniversary State Forest at a glance...
Boat Ramp Nearby
7 Miles Cross-Country Skiing
5.5 Miles Mountain Biking
•The forest's 5.5 miles of ski trails are open for mountain bike use in the spring, summer, and fall.