Temporary State Forest Road Closures

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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 02/27/2015
Battleground State Forest THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 218-308-2065 02/27/2015
Bear Island State Forest OPEN 218-757-3274 02/27/2015
Beltrami Island State Forest OPEN with the following exceptions: 218-386-1304/218-634-2172 02/27/2015
Elkwood Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
02/27/2015
Trout Stream Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
02/27/2015
Big Fork State Forest OPEN 218-246-8343 02/27/2015
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 02/27/2015
Blackduck State Forest OPEN 218-835-3162 02/27/2015
Bowstring State Forest OPEN 218-999-7923 02/27/2015
Buena Vista State Forest CLOSED 218-308-2065 02/27/2015
Burntside State Forest THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 218-753-2580, ext. 261 02/27/2015
Chengwatana State Forest OPEN, but see above for riding restrictions on groomed snowmobile trails. 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 02/27/2015
Cloquet Valley State Forest OPEN, but see above for riding restrictions on groomed snowmobile trails. 218-878-5640 02/27/2015
Crow Wing State Forest OPEN, except ATV trails west of Greer Lake Campground are CLOSED beginning 11/13/14 until further notice due to logging activity. 218-833-8695 02/27/2015
D.A.R. State Forest THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 02/27/2015
Emily State Forest OPEN 218-927-4040 02/27/2015
Finland State Forest OPEN, but see above for riding restrictions on groomed snowmobile trails. 218-834-1420 02/27/2015
Fond du Lac State Forest OPEN, but see above for riding restrictions on groomed snowmobile trails. 218-878-8640/218-460-7020 02/27/2015
Foot Hills State Forest OPEN 218-947-3232 02/27/2015
General C. C. Andrews State Forest OPEN 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 02/27/2015
George Washington State Forest OPEN 218-999-7923 02/27/2015
Golden Anniversary State Forest THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 218-999-7923 02/27/2015
Grand Portage State Forest OPEN 218-834-1420 02/27/2015
Hill River State Forest OPEN 320-592-3248 02/27/2015
Huntersville State Forest OPEN 218-732-3309 02/27/2015
Insula Lake State Forest THIS FOREST IS ALWAYS CLOSED TO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING BECAUSE IT IS ENTIRELY WITHIN THE BWCA WILDERNESS. 02/27/2015
Kabetogama State Forest OPEN 218-757-3274 02/27/2015
Koochiching State Forest OPEN 218-278-6651 02/27/2015
Lake Isabella State Forest THIS FOREST IS ALWAYS CLOSED TO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING BECAUSE IT IS ENTIRELY WITHIN THE BWCA WILDERNESS. 02/27/2015
Lake Jeanette State Forest THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 218-757-3274 02/27/2015
Lake of the Woods State Forest OPEN. Note that Red Lake tribal lands are always closed to non-band members. 218-634-2172 02/27/2015
Land O' Lakes State Forest OPEN, but use CAUTION on Ben Draper Road up to White Oak Lake as logging trucks will be hauling and due to extremely icey conditions due to flooding/freezing. Also use CAUTION on Wren Lake Loop due to logging activity. 218-947-3232 02/27/2015
Lost River State Forest 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 02/27/2015
Lyons State Forest OPEN 218-732-3309 02/27/2015
Mississippi Headwaters State Forest OPEN 218-308-2065 02/27/2015
Nemadji State Forest OPEN, but use CAUTION between South Extension Trail and Big Tooth Ridge Road. See above for riding restrictions on groomed snowmobile trails. 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 02/27/2015
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 02/27/2015
Pat Bayle State Forest OPEN 218-834-1420 02/27/2015
Paul Bunyan State Forest OPEN 218-308-2065/218-732-3309 02/27/2015
Pillsbury State Forest THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY-VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 218-947-3232 02/27/2015
Pine Island State Forest OPEN 218-278-6651 02/27/2015
Red Lake State Forest OPEN 218-835-3162 02/27/2015
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 02/27/2015
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 02/27/2015
Rum River State Forest Forest roads are OPEN. THERE ARE NO DESIGNATED OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE TRAILS IN THIS FOREST. 320-679-3683;320-345-6789 02/27/2015
Sand Dunes State Forest State forest roads are OPEN to highway-licensed vehicles. THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNIITES IN THIS FOREST. 02/27/2015
Savanna State Forest OPEN 320-592-3248 02/27/2015
Smokey Bear State Forest THERE ARE NO ROADS OR TRAILS, AND NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 218-278-6651 02/27/2015
Smoky Hills State Forest OPEN 218-732-3309 02/27/2015
Snake River State Forest OPEN 320-679-3683/218-460-7020 02/27/2015
Solana State Forest OPEN, but use CAUTION due to graveling projects on Giese and Herubin forest roads and gravel hauling on East and West White Pine Roads this fall. 320-592-3248 02/27/2015
St. Croix State Forest OPEN, but use CAUTION due to downed trees and logging activity on Mallard Lake Road. See above for riding restrictions on groomed snowmobile trails. 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 02/27/2015
Sturgeon River State Forest OPEN 218-262-6772 02/27/2015
Two Inlets State Forest OPEN 218-732-3309 02/27/2015
Waukenabo State Forest OPEN 320-592-3248 02/27/2015
Wealthwood State Forest OPEN 320-592-3248 02/27/2015
Welsh Lake State Forest THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 218-308-2065 02/27/2015
White Earth State Forest OPEN. Note that White Earth tribal lands are always CLOSED to non-band members. 218-732-3309 02/27/2015
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 02/27/2015