Grand Portage State Forest

Counties:

Cook

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Acres: 100,172


State Forest Map

Motor Vehicle/OHV Classification: Limited Managed

Approved Firewood Vendors

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• Grand Portage State Forest is located in Cook County about 10 miles northeast of Grand Marais.

•If you appreciate smaller campgrounds, Grand Portage State Forest offers you three campgrounds—Devilfish Lake, Esther Lake, and McFarland Lake—with five or fewer campsites.

•The forest offers a total of nine water accesses. McFarland Lake, located at the end of the Arrowhead Trail, serves as an entry point to the eastern edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Parking is available.

• Grand Portage State Forest also offers great connections to other recreational opportunities such as the Border Route Trail, Grand Portage Trail in the Grand Portage Indian Reservation, and Judge C.R. Magney State Park.


More about this forest


Grand Portage State Forest at a glance...

RECREATION

Dispersed Camping

Picnic Shelters

TRAILS

Cross-Country Skiing

30 Miles Hiking

40 Miles Snowmobiling


Attention Trail Users:

• Portions of this state forest are classified for the purposes of motor vehicle and OHV usage as managed and limited. Refer to state forest map for details.

• Most roads and trails are open to mountain bikes unless posted.

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.


Temp Forest Road / OHV Closures

FACILITIES

Devilfish Lake Campground
Esther Lake Campground
McFarland Lake Campground

SPECIAL FEATURES IN STATE FOREST

• Judge C.R. Magney State Park
• Spring Beauty Northern Hardwoods SNA
• Hovland Woods SNA
• Myhr Creek Ridge SNA

OTHER DESTINATIONS

Boundary Waters Canoe Area
Superior Hiking Trail