Solana State Forest

Counties:

Aitkin, Pine

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Acres: 68,141


State Forest Map

Motor Vehicle/OHV Classification: Limited

Approved Firewood Vendors

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• Solana State Forest is located in the southeastern corner of Aitkin County. State forests can be accessed from different points. Refer to the Minnesota state highway map for directions.

• The terrain in the forest is mostly level to gently rolling, and the forest contains many swampy areas. Slightly over half of the area within the forest is wetland. Due to the level topography and heavy soil, trails are susceptible to temporary closures following major rain events and in early spring. Always check the trail conditions or call ahead to make sure the trails are open.

• There are no campgrounds within the forest. However, dispersed camping is allowed provided state forest rules are followed.


More about this forest


Solana State Forest at a glance...

RECREATION

Dispersed Camping

Canoe / Kayak

Hunting

TRAILS

48 Miles Class I ATV

48 Miles Class II ATV

43 Miles Off-Highway Motorcycling

1 Miles Off-Road Vehicles

Snowmobiling


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.


Temp Forest Road / OHV Closures

SPECIAL FEATURES IN STATE FOREST

• Soo Line South ATV Trail: Aitkin - Carlton
• Snake River State Water Trail
• Pliny WMA
• Solana State Forest OHV Trails

OTHER DESTINATIONS

Woross WMA
General C.C. Andrews State Forest
Snake River State Forest
Willard Munger State Trail