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St. Croix State Forest




Acres: 42,153

Map and Guide

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

St. Croix State Forest at a glance...


Dispersed Camping

Canoe / Kayak


Picnic Area



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:

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

Temp Forest Road / OHV Closures


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

Special features

• St. Croix State Water Trail
• St. Croix State Forest OHV Trails
• Matthew Lourey State Trail
• Gandy Dancer Trail
• Mcgowan WMA

Other destinations

St. Croix State Park
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Chengwatana State Forest
Banning State Park
Mcgowan WMA