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Koochiching State Forest

Counties:

Koochiching, St. Louis, Itasca

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Acres: 567,985


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Motor Vehicle/OHV Classification: Managed

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•Koochiching State Forest is located in northern Minnesota in Koochiching County. It encompasses 567,985 acres, 344,300 of which are state owned, making it one of Minnesota's largest state forests.

•Recreation opportunities in the forest include Little Fork River State Water Trail, Big Fork River State Water Trail, Tilson Bay Hiking Trail, Tilson Creek Ski Trail, and access to Rainy Lake.


More about this forest

Visitor Alert:

Promersberger Road: Culvert washout. Open to vehicles under 1,200 GVW. Road maintenance should be completed by the end of 5/26/16. USE CAUTION, road grading begins 5/26/16 and will go into next week in the Littlefork area., River Road: Open to vehicles under 1,200 lbs GVW. USE CAUTION, road grading begins 5/26/16 and will go into next week in the Littlefork are

Koochiching State Forest at a glance...

Recreation

Boat Ramp Nearby

Dispersed Camping

Canoe / Kayak

Pier

Picnic Area

Picnic Shelters

Trails

26.7 Miles Cross-Country Skiing

Hiking

Snowmobiling


Attention Trail Users:

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

Special features

• Big Fork River State Water Trail
• Myrtle Lake Peatland SNA
• Little Fork River State Water Trail

Other destinations

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Big Fork State Forest
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