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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.

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 closed July 26, 2017.

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.

Additional information

Contact information

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


More about this forest

Forest Notes

The Centennial State forest 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.

Centennial State Forest at a glance...

Recreation

Dispersed Camping

Fishing

Hunting

Trails

Hiking

5 Miles Snowmobiling


Temp Forest Road / OHV Closures