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Cross-country OHV travel is generally prohibited on state forest lands, except pursuant to MS Chapt. 84.926 (season hunting trapping exceptions).

For information on roads and trails on county land, please contact the appropriate county.

In a closed forest, all roads and trails are closed except for routes specifically listed as open below. This includes all unmarked roads and trails. Be sure to check the comments for specific guidelines.

Make sure to check for these signs while you're in the state forests

Temporary state forest road and state trail closure signs

State forest Comments Road/Trail Exceptions Contact # Updated

(Thursdays after 2 p.m.)

Badoura State Forest Open 218-732-3309 08/14/2017
Battleground State Forest THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 218-308-2065 03/31/2016
Bear Island State Forest OPEN 218-757-3274 09/15/2017
Beltrami Island State Forest Major roads will be plowed if significant snowfall occurs. Thompson, River, Bemis, Dick's Parkway, Winner, Roosevelt and Butterfield. Use caution when traveling secondary roads. 218-386-1304/218-634-2172 11/03/2017
Benard's Orchard Trail
East half of trail is closed due to trail repairs. Will be open once ground is frozen.
11/03/2017
Blacks-Winner
Graveling just completed on road. sections maybe rough.
11/03/2017
Elkwood Road
The Elkwood Road is closed for trail repairs. (2 miles) Closed to vehicle traffic; but open for access for hunting using ATV. Expected to open gates once ground is frozen.
11/03/2017
Mary's Road
Mary's Road is closed for trail repairs. (2 miles) Closed to vehicle traffic; but open for access for hunting using ATV. Expected to open gates once ground is frozen.
11/03/2017
McAdams Road
The McAdams Road is closed for trail repairs. (1/2 mile) Closed to vehicle traffic; but open for access for hunting using ATV. Expected to open gates once ground is frozen.
11/03/2017
Moose River East & West
Beaver have been an issue on this road. Watch for washouts.
11/03/2017
Saul Road
This road is a designated hunter walking trail. Open in frozen ground conditions for forest management purposes.
11/03/2017
Smith and Stacey Road
Culvert recently replaced about 1.5 miles from north end of road. This section maybe rough.
11/03/2017
Stotts Road
The Stotts Road south of Hanson Creek is closed for OHV trail repairs. (2 miles) Expected to be open only for walking traffic until summer 2018.
11/03/2017
Trout Stream Road
Open for Walking Traffic
11/03/2017
Big Fork State Forest Open 218-246-8343 08/23/2017
Birch Lakes State Forest State forest roads are OPEN to highway-licensed vehicles. THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 320-616-2450, ext. 233 11/09/2017
Blackduck State Forest 218-835-3165 07/19/2017
Bowstring State Forest The Bowstring is a Limited Forest. Roads and Trails are closed unless posted open. System Forest Roads and Minimum Maintenance Forest Roads are open. 218-246-8343 08/23/2017
Buena Vista State Forest 218-835-3165 07/19/2017
Burntside State Forest THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 218-753-2580, ext. 261 09/15/2017
Chengwatana State Forest Open. 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 11/08/2017
Cloquet Valley State Forest Open 218-878-5640 05/11/2017
Bear Lake Road
Open
05/11/2017
Buzz Ryan Road
Open
05/11/2017
Carroll Trail
Open
05/11/2017
Jim Readdy Road
Open
05/11/2017
Marshall Trail
Open
05/11/2017
North Branch Carroll Tr
Open
05/11/2017
Crow Wing State Forest OPEN 218-203-4423 10/27/2017
D.A.R. State Forest THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 11/08/2017
Emily State Forest OPEN 218-203-4423 10/27/2017
Finland State Forest 218-834-1420 07/27/2017
Fond du Lac State Forest Open 218-878-8640/218-460-7020 06/05/2017
Ditch Bank Road
OPEN
06/05/2017
Fire Tower Trail
Closed
06/05/2017
Goat Road
Open
06/05/2017
Lake 36 Road
Open
06/05/2017
Spirit Lake Road
OPEN to Class I and II and OHMs only.
06/05/2017
Foot Hills State Forest OPEN 218-947-3232 10/27/2017
General C. C. Andrews State Forest OPEN. 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 11/08/2017
George Washington State Forest Open 218-274-7041 09/29/2017
Bear Lake Road
Open
08/23/2017
Beatrice Lake Road
Open
08/23/2017
Bower Road
Open
08/23/2017
Button Box Road
Open
08/23/2017
Link Lake Road
08/23/2017
Snake Trail Road
Open
08/23/2017
Stingy Lake Road
Open
08/23/2017
Valley River Road
Closed to vehicles over 4 ton axle
08/23/2017
West Sturgeon Road
Open
08/23/2017
Golden Anniversary State Forest THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 218-246-8343 05/05/2017
Grand Portage State Forest Open to local traffic only 218-834-1420 04/13/2017
Hill River State Forest OPEN 218-697-2476 08/21/2017
Huntersville State Forest Open 218-732-3309 08/14/2017
Insula Lake State Forest THIS FOREST IS ALWAYS CLOSED TO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING BECAUSE IT IS ENTIRELY WITHIN THE BWCA WILDERNESS. 08/31/2017
Kabetogama State Forest OPEN 218-757-3274 10/12/2017
Novak
Bridge downgraded to 10TON weight limit
10/12/2017
Koochiching State Forest Open 218-278-6651/218/254-7989 11/08/2017
Beaver Trail
Open
08/31/2017
Dentaybow Road
Open - Watch out for small hole in the road.
11/08/2017
Ditch 7 Road
Closed to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW.
11/08/2017
Mile Post Six Road
Open to ATV/OHV's under 2000 lbs.
11/08/2017
Nelson Road
Open
11/08/2017
Promersberger Road
Closed starting on 11/02/17 at 3:00 PM
11/08/2017
Rifle Range Road
Open
11/08/2017
River Road
Closed
11/08/2017
Section 10 Road
Open
11/08/2017
Van Lynn Road
Closed to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
11/08/2017
Wisner Road
Open to vehicles under 4 tons per axle.
11/08/2017
Lake Isabella State Forest THIS FOREST IS ALWAYS CLOSED TO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING BECAUSE IT IS ENTIRELY WITHIN THE BWCA WILDERNESS. 08/31/2017
Lake Jeanette State Forest THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 218-757-3274 08/31/2017
Lake of the Woods State Forest OPEN. Note that Red Lake tribal lands are always closed to non-band members. Load restrictions are in place. The Aichele, Boquist and North Nelson Forest roads are posted at 1,000 pounds and under. All others are posted at 9,000 pounds. 218-634-2172 07/19/2017
Aichele Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW.
04/25/2017
Bankton Road
Open to vehicles under 9,000 lbs. GVW.
04/25/2017
Blanchard Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,800 lbs. GVW
07/19/2017
Boquist Road
04/25/2017
East Hogsback Road
Open to vehicles under 1,000 lbs. GVW.
04/25/2017
Hogsback Road
Open to vehicles under 7,000 lbs. GVW.
04/25/2017
Krull Road
Open to vehicles under 9,000 lbs. GVW.
04/25/2017
Nelson Road
Open to vehicles under 9,000 lbs. GVW.
04/25/2017
North Nelson Road
Open to vehicles under 9,000 lbs. GVW.
04/25/2017
Pitt Grade Road
Open to vehicles under 9,000 lbs. GVW.
04/25/2017
Rapid River Road East
Use caution due to road construction; watch for trucks hauling.
04/25/2017
Spina Road
Open to vehicles under 9,000 lbs. GVW.
04/25/2017
Stoney Corners Road
Open to vehicles under 9,000 lbs. GVW.
04/25/2017
Land O' Lakes State Forest OPEN 218-947-3232 09/26/2017
Lost River State Forest Norland, Campbell and Lindberg roads are open but not plowed during the winter. 218-386-1304 11/03/2017
Lyons State Forest Open 218-732-3309 08/14/2017
Mississippi Headwaters State Forest Open 218-835-3165 07/19/2017
Nemadji State Forest Open Roads are open. Roads are rough due to how wet we have been. 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 11/08/2017
Northwest Angle State Forest 218-386-1304 11/03/2017
Pat Bayle State Forest OPEN 218-834-1420 06/22/2016
Paul Bunyan State Forest Logging activity will be impacting the OHM between highway 64 and the Parkway Forest road in the Lester Lake snowmobile trail area. A portion of the Martineau trail will be closed with an alternate route on the Lester Lake trail provided. This detour will be sharing the treadway with logging traffic, be cautious. 218-835-3165 09/25/2017
Gulch Forest Road
09/25/2017
Pillsbury State Forest OPEN BEAUTY LAKE SPUR MMR CLOSED THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNIITES IN THIS FOREST. 218-203-4423 10/27/2017
Pine Island State Forest Open 218-278-6651 11/08/2017
Anderson Road
08/31/2017
Ben Linn Road
Open
11/08/2017
Blanchard
08/24/2017
Boise Boulevard
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW.
08/24/2017
Boquist Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW.
09/07/2017
Fiero Road
Open
11/08/2017
Frontier-Farmer Road
Open to vehicles under 4 tons per axle.
09/07/2017
Hendrickson's Camp Road
Open
10/26/2017
Indian Pines Road
Closed to vehicles over 9,000 pounds GVW.
09/07/2017
Lindford Ditch Grade
Open to ATV/ OHV's under 2000 lbs.
11/08/2017
Little Tamarack Rd
OPEN to vehicles under 1,800 lbs. GVW.
08/24/2017
Mannilas Summer Road
Open to ATV/ OHV's under 2000 lbs.
11/08/2017
Pine Island Road
Open
11/08/2017
Porter Ridge Road
Open
11/08/2017
Promersberger Road
Closed
11/08/2017
Sandsmark Road
Closed to vehicles over 9,000 pounds GVW.
08/24/2017
Sturgeon River Landing Ro
Open
11/08/2017
Toumey-Williams Road
Open to vehicles under 4 tons per axle.
11/08/2017
West Pine Island Road
Open to vehicles under 4 tons per axle.
11/08/2017
Red Lake State Forest Open - See exceptions 218-835-3165 07/19/2017
Blanchard Road
07/19/2017
Little Tamarack Road 0098
07/19/2017
Lost River Road
Closed
07/19/2017
Remer State Forest THERE ARE NO ROADS OR TRAILS IN THIS FOREST AND NO OHV-RIDING OPPORTUNITIES EXCEPT A PORTION OF THE SOO LINE TRAIL. 218-203-4423 04/27/2017
Richard J. Dorer Memorial Hardwood Forest Forest roads are OPEN to all motor vehicles unless signed otherwise. Forest trails are CLOSED unless signed open. 507-206-2847 11/16/2017
Rum River State Forest All roads are OPEN to all motor vehicle traffic. Including Rum River Road and spur roads Dose Road, East Line Road, and Esker Trail in Mille Lacs County; and Apple Street and Arctic Trail in Kanabec County. 320-679-3683 11/09/2017
Sand Dunes State Forest State forest roads are OPEN to highway-licensed vehicles. THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNIITES IN THIS FOREST. 763-856-4826 11/09/2017
Savanna State Forest OPEN 218-426-3407 08/21/2017
Smokey Bear State Forest THERE ARE NO ROADS OR TRAILS, AND NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 218-278-6651 09/07/2017
Smoky Hills State Forest Open 218-732-3309 08/14/2017
Snake River State Forest OPEN 320-679-3683/218-460-7020 11/14/2017
Solana State Forest OPEN with the following exceptions 320-592-3248 08/21/2017
Herubin MMR
CLOSED
08/21/2017
Kett Road
CLOSED
08/21/2017
St. Croix State Forest OPEN. 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 11/08/2017
Sturgeon River State Forest Open 218-274-7241 09/29/2017
Dean Road
05/26/2017
French Road
East 1/2 CLOSED.
11/03/2016
MMR0814
OPEN
11/03/2016
MMR0928
OPEN
11/03/2016
MMR 0944
OPEN
11/03/2016
Shannon Lake Road
Open
05/26/2017
Snake Trail Road
Open
05/26/2017
Two Inlets State Forest Open 218-732-3309 08/14/2017
Waukenabo State Forest OPEN 218-429-3011 08/21/2017
Wealthwood State Forest OPEN 218-429-3011 08/21/2017
Welsh Lake State Forest OPEN. THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 218-308-2065 03/31/2016
White Earth State Forest Open On August 26th, portions of the White Earth State Forest road system will be closed for Road Rally. It will reopen on the 27th. 218-308-2065 08/17/2017
Anchor Mattson Road
Anchor Matson and Anchor Hill Road will be closed August 26. 2017 for Road Rally Race for one day. It will be open on the 27th.
07/19/2017
Angus Lake Road
Angus Lake Road will be closed for one day on August 26th for Road Rally. It will reopen on the 27th.
08/17/2017
McKenzie Lake
McKenzie Lake Road will be closed for one day on Aug 26th for Road Rally. It will reopen on the 27th.
08/17/2017
Sawmill Road
Sawmill Road will be closed for one day on August 26th for Road Rally. It will reopen on the 27th.
08/17/2017
Strawberry Mountain Road
Strawberry Mountain Road will be closed on August 26th for one day for Road Rally. It will be open on the 27th.
07/19/2017
Whiteface River State Forest THERE ARE NO ROADS OR TRAILS, AND NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 218-879-0880 x 222 03/17/2016