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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.
Check out the fall color scenic drive recommended by a DNR forester for this Minnesota State Forest.
St. Croix State Forest Fall Color Drive »
The St.Criox State Forest Geo PDF map can be viewed electronically as a geospatial PDF (GeoPDF) on your mobile device with applications such as Avenza Maps. The built-in GPS features of your phone will show your location in the state forest using the built in GeoPDF map. Avenza Maps or other GeoPDF applications are available for download at the App Store or Google Playor Microsoft.
Canoe / Kayak
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
Mountain bikers are prohibited from using the horseback riding and hiking trails shown on map.