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Lyons State Forest




Acres: 14,789

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Motor Vehicle/OHV Classification: Limited

Approved Firewood Vendors

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•Lyons State Forest is located in central Wadena County about 15 miles northwest of Staples. The forest can be reached from Staples by driving 5 miles west on Highway 10. Then turn north on Highway 26 for 10 miles.

• Wildlife viewing opportunities can be found by traveling the Crow Wing River State Water Trail, which runs through the east corner, or hiking through the Strike Wildlife Management Area.

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Forest Notes

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Lyons State Forest at a glance...


Dispersed Camping




2.3 Miles Class I ATV

2.3 Miles Off-Highway Motorcycling

Attention Trail Users:

•State forest roads are considered minimum maintenance roads.

Temp Forest Road / OHV Closures

Special features

• Strike WMA
• Crow River State Water Trail
• Farnham Lake WMA
• Crow Wing River Corridor WMA
• Dry Sand WMA
• North Germany wma

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