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Centennial State Forest

Counties:

Cass

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Acres: 3,394


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Motor Vehicle/OHV Classification: Limited

Approved Firewood Vendors

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Welcome to DNR's newest state forest—Centennial State Forest.

This land is being managed as working forest that provides for timber production, wildlife habitat and recreational activities. It maintains the integrity of a large block of habitat for white-tailed deer, black bear, timber wolf and ruffed grouse. The land also includes more than five miles of Grant-in-Aid snowmobile trails and provides expanded opportunities for hunting, fishing, paddling along undeveloped shoreline, hiking, bird watching and many other outdoor recreation activities.


More about this forest

Events:

A public meeting from 5:30-7:30 PM will be held June 26, 2017 at the Walker Community Center Rotary Room, 105 Tower Ave., Walker. MN 56484. There will be a presentation at 6:00 followed by time to review maps, ask questions and submit comments.

Visitor Alert:

Due to wet and warm conditions, forest roads and trails are deteriorating rapidly this spring. Many roads and trails are not firm enough to support vehicle traffic without being damaged. The temporary closures could remain in effect until sometime in May, depending on weather conditions. Note: not all roads and trails in a particular forest may be closed. Check the forest roads closures and OHV trail closures web pages before venturing out. Signs may be posted before web pages are updated. Obey all signs.

Forest Notes

At this time the DNR is completing the motor use classification for the forest as well as designating roads and trails. Because the forest is located south of US Highway 2, there are two motor use classifications the DNR may consider: limited or closed. A limited classified forest allows OHVs to operate only on roads and designated trails, whereas a closed forest does not permit OHVs on any forest roads or trails. The DNR is currently considering the limited classification for Centennial State Forest.

Planning Information

  • Meetings with the county and local townships
  • A public open house at the Trelipe Town Hall occurred on February 1, 2017. Over 30 citizens attended the event.
  • The DNR accepted public comments from January 18-Febuary 15, 2017. The DNR received 57 comments related to the forest classification.
  • A public review of the proposed changes began April 24, 2017 and will run through July 26, 2017. The public is welcome to submit comments to the address below on the proposed changes.

Comments received during the public review period will be used to develop a final recommendation that will be submitted to the DNR Commissioner for approval. Changes to state forest classification and road designations must be made by Commissioner's order and published in the State Register.

Submit comments by filling out the online form This link leads to an external site. or emailing foresttrailplanning.dnr@state.mn.us or by mail to Joe Unger, DNR Parks and Trails, 500 Lafayette Rd, St. Paul, MN, 55155-4039.

Comments are due by July 26, 2017.

Additional information

Contact information

Joel Lemberg—Division of Forestry 218-947-3232
Tim Williamson—Division of Parks and Trails 218-308-2369

Centennial State Forest at a glance...

Recreation

Dispersed Camping

Fishing

Hunting

Trails

Hiking

5 Miles Snowmobiling


Temp Forest Road / OHV Closures