Pat Bayle State Forest




Acres: 180,403

Motor Vehicle/OHV Classification: Limited

Approved Firewood Vendors

photo: Pat Bayle state forest

•Pat Bayle is located in the Superior National Forest and near the North Shore State Trail,, and is subject to U.S. Forest Service management rules.

•Many adventurous outdoor opportunities are available to visitors in the summer. You can hike Eagle Mountain (the state's highest point at 2,301 feet), hike other designated trails along the byway, bike the trails, or canoe down the border lakes through the woods.

• Winter provides chances to see more wildlife, such as deer and moose that frequent the byway, and several different species of birds. Other winter activities in the area include snowmobiling, snowshoeing, dogsledding, and ice-fishing.

• If relaxation is what you are looking for, you can look for birds and other wildlife, fish the many surrounding lakes, enjoy camping at Twin Lakes Campground, or just appreciate nature by driving along the byway.

• There is something for everyone to enjoy. It's really worth the trip.

More about this forest

Pat Bayle State Forest at a glance...







8 Miles Class I ATV

8 Miles Class II ATV

Notice: Groomed snowmobile trails, as signed, are closed Dec. 1 to off-highway vehicles (OHVs) and highway licensed vehicles (HLV's).

Temp Forest Road / OHV Closures


Twin Lakes Campground


Cascade River State Park
Judge C.R. Magney State Park
Grand Portage State Forest
Temperance River State Park
North Shore State Trail