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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 White-tail 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

Visitor Alert:

Due to wet and warm conditions, forest roads and trails are deteriorating rapidly this spring. Many roads and trails are not firm enough to support vehicle traffic without being damaged. The temporary closures could remain in effect until sometime in May, depending on weather conditions. Note: not all roads and trails in a particular forest may be closed. Check the forest roads closures and OHV trail closures web pages before venturing out. Signs may be posted before web pages are updated. Obey all signs.

Pat Bayle State Forest at a glance...







8 Miles Class I ATV

8 Miles Class II ATV

Temp Forest Road / OHV Closures


Twin Lakes Campground

Other destinations

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