Temporary State Forest Road Closures

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Fire Danger Rating

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.

Visitor Alert:

  • Spring temporary trail and road closures are now in affect due to wet conditions in state forest, parks, recreation area and wildlife management areas.
  • Road and trail users should pay particular attention to state forest closures. A closed forest means that all roads and trails are closed. Signs will be posted at entry points and parking lots. The closures include all unmarked roads and trails, unless specifically listed.

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 08/06/2015
Battleground State Forest THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 218-308-2065 08/06/2015
Bear Island State Forest OPEN 218-757-3274 08/06/2015
Beltrami Island State Forest OPEN with the following exceptions: 218-386-1304/218-634-2172 08/06/2015
Bankton Road
CLOSED two miles west of junction with Pitt Grade Road due to bridge replacement.
08/06/2015
Saul Road
CLOSED
08/06/2015
Trout Stream Road
CLOSED
08/06/2015
Big Fork State Forest OPEN 218-246-8343 08/06/2015
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 08/06/2015
Blackduck State Forest OPEN 218-835-3164 08/06/2015
Bowstring State Forest OPEN 218-999-7923 08/06/2015
Buena Vista State Forest OPEN 218-308-2065 08/06/2015
Burntside State Forest THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 218-753-2580, ext. 261 08/06/2015
Chengwatana State Forest OPEN 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 08/06/2015
Cloquet Valley State Forest OPEN 218-878-5640 08/06/2015
Crow Wing State Forest OPEN 218-833-8695 08/06/2015
D.A.R. State Forest THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 08/06/2015
Emily State Forest OPEN, but watch for signs and use CAUTION due to logging activity on MMR 0767 and 0768. 218-927-4040 08/06/2015
Finland State Forest OPEN 218-834-1420 08/06/2015
Fond du Lac State Forest OPEN 218-878-8640/218-460-7020 08/06/2015
Foot Hills State Forest OPEN 218-947-3232 08/06/2015
General C. C. Andrews State Forest OPEN 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 08/06/2015
George Washington State Forest OPEN 218-999-7923 08/06/2015
Golden Anniversary State Forest THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 218-999-7923 08/06/2015
Grand Portage State Forest OPEN 218-834-1420 08/06/2015
Hill River State Forest OPEN 320-592-3248 08/06/2015
Huntersville State Forest OPEN 218-732-3309 08/06/2015
Insula Lake State Forest THIS FOREST IS ALWAYS CLOSED TO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING BECAUSE IT IS ENTIRELY WITHIN THE BWCA WILDERNESS. 08/06/2015
Kabetogama State Forest OPEN 218-757-3274 08/06/2015
Koochiching State Forest OPEN with the following exception: 218-278-6651/218/254-7989 08/27/2015
Promersberger Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,200 lbs GVW until road conditions improve.
08/27/2015
River Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,200 lbs GVW
08/27/2015
Wisner Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 4 tons GVW
08/27/2015
Lake Isabella State Forest THIS FOREST IS ALWAYS CLOSED TO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING BECAUSE IT IS ENTIRELY WITHIN THE BWCA WILDERNESS. 08/06/2015
Lake Jeanette State Forest THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 218-757-3274 08/06/2015
Lake of the Woods State Forest OPEN. Note that Red Lake tribal lands are always closed to non-band members. 218-634-2172 08/06/2015
Land O' Lakes State Forest OPEN 218-947-3232 08/06/2015
Lost River State Forest OPEN. THIS FOREST HAS EXTENSIVE WETLANDS WITH NO DESIGNATED OHV TRAILS. Note that Red Lake tribal lands are always closed to non-band members. 218-386-1304 08/06/2015
Lyons State Forest OPEN 218-732-3309 08/06/2015
Mississippi Headwaters State Forest OPEN 218-308-2065 08/06/2015
Nemadji State Forest OPEN, but use CAUTION due to logging activity on Net Lake Forest Road to Matthew Lourey Trail. 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 08/06/2015
Northwest Angle State Forest THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. Red Lake tribal lands are always CLOSED to non-band members. 218-386-1304 08/06/2015
Pat Bayle State Forest OPEN 218-834-1420 08/06/2015
Paul Bunyan State Forest OPEN 218-308-2065/218-732-3309 08/06/2015
Pillsbury State Forest THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. ALL ROADS ARE OPEN, BUT THERE ARE STILL NUMEROUS TREES DOWN OVER TRAILS. 218-947-3232 08/06/2015
Pine Island State Forest Forest is OPEN with the following exceptions: 218-278-6651 08/27/2015
Fiero Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 4 tons GVW
08/26/2015
Lindford Ditch Grade
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,200 lbs. GVW
08/27/2015
Pine Island Road West
CLOSED to vehicles over 4 tons GVW from Fiero intersection to Beltrami Co. line.
08/27/2015
Toumey-Williams Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 4 tons GVW
08/26/2015
Red Lake State Forest OPEN 218-835-3164 08/06/2015
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. 218-999-7923 08/06/2015
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 08/06/2015
Rum River State Forest State forest roads are OPEN. THERE ARE NO DESIGNATED OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE TRAILS IN THIS FOREST. 320-679-3683;320-345-6789 08/06/2015
Sand Dunes State Forest State forest roads are OPEN to highway-licensed vehicles. THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNIITES IN THIS FOREST. 08/06/2015
Savanna State Forest OPEN 320-592-3248 08/06/2015
Smokey Bear State Forest THERE ARE NO ROADS OR TRAILS, AND NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 218-278-6651 08/06/2015
Smoky Hills State Forest OPEN 218-732-3309 08/06/2015
Snake River State Forest OPEN 320-679-3683/218-460-7020 08/06/2015
Solana State Forest Forest is OPEN with the following exceptions: 320-592-3248 08/27/2015
Giese Road
OPEN, but use CAUTION due to gravel trucks hauling.
08/27/2015
Giese Road MMR
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,200 pounds GVW
08/27/2015
Herubin MMR
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,200 pounds GVW
08/27/2015
Herubin Road
OPEN, but use CAUTION due to gravel trucks hauling
08/27/2015
Kett Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,200 lbs. GVW
08/27/2015
Lane Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,200 lbs. GVW
08/27/2015
Nelson MMR
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,200 lbs. GVW
08/27/2015
St. Croix State Forest OPEN 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 08/06/2015
Sturgeon River State Forest OPEN 218-254-7989 08/06/2015
Two Inlets State Forest OPEN 218-732-3309 08/06/2015
Waukenabo State Forest OPEN 320-592-3248 08/06/2015
Red Lake Access Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
08/06/2015
Soo Line Access Road 1681
OPEN to vehicles under 1,800 lbs. GVW
08/06/2015
Wealthwood State Forest OPEN 320-592-3248 08/06/2015
Welsh Lake State Forest OPEN. THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 218-308-2065 08/06/2015
White Earth State Forest OPEN. Note that White Earth tribal lands are always CLOSED to non-band members. 218-732-3309 08/06/2015
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 08/06/2015