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St. Croix State Forest

Counties:

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Acres: 42,152


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Motor Vehicle/OHV Classification: Limited

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•The forest is located in Pine County along the Minnesota-Wisconsin border. St. Croix State Forest can be accessed from different locations. Refer to the Minnesota state highway map for directions.

•St. Croix State Forest serves as a great access point to the St. Croix State Canoe Route, a nationally designated Wild and Scenic River.

•St. Croix State Forest features the wild and picturesque Tamarack River, a narrow, twisting river that slowly makes its way south to join the much larger St. Croix River. Although often shallow, the Tamarack changes character following a heavy rain and becomes fast, deep, and dangerous.

•Camping opportunities include the Boulder Campground and Day-Use Area, which features 20 drive-in sites, and the Tamarack Horse Campground and Day-Use Area, which features 55 horse sites.

•Hikers, bikers, and OHV riders can access the Willard Munger State Trail, Gandy Dancer Trail, and St. Croix State Forest OHV trails.


More about this forest

Visitor Alert:

St. Croix state forest recreation areas and trail are due to heavy recent rains and downed trees. Areas include:

  • Tamarack Horse Campground
  • Day-Use Area and Boulder Campground and Day-Use Area
  • State forst roads
  • OHV trails
St. Croix State Forest Trails,

St. Croix State Forest at a glance...

Recreation

Dispersed Camping

Canoe / Kayak

Hunting

Picnic Area

Swimming

Trails

Cross-Country Skiing

Dog Sledding

22 Miles Horseback

25 Miles Mountain Biking

45 Miles Class I ATV

45 Miles Class II ATV

45 Miles Off-Highway Motorcycling

42 Miles 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.


Mountain bikers are prohibited from using the horseback riding and hiking trails shown on map.


Temp Forest Road / OHV Closures

Facilities

Boulder Campground and Day-Use Area
Tamarack Horse Campground and Day-Use Area

Special features

• St. Croix State Water Trail
• Willard Munger State Trail
• St. Croix State Forest OHV Trails

Other destinations

Gandy Dancer Trail
St. Croix State Park
Nemadji State Forest
Chengwatana State Forest
Banning State Park
Mcgowan WMA