Welsh Lake State Forest
•Welsh Lake State Forest has two great recreational facilities: Heartland State Trail and Leech Lake.
• Heartland State Trail runs through on the west side of the state forest and is known for being the first rail-to-trail project in the country.
• Leech Lake is known for its walleye, muskie, largemouth bass, black crappie, and bluegill fishing.
• The toughest part of this state forest is choosing what you want to do.
OHV Riding Restrictions During Deer Hunting Season
- Use of off-highway vehicles (OHVs) on state forest OHV trails and state forest trails during firearms deer season is allowed only for deer-hunting purposes, and only within permitted times. More information
Welsh Lake State Forest at a glance...