Temporary State Forest Road Closures

Fire Danger Rating Map

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 CLOSED 218-732-3309 04/02/2015
Battleground State Forest THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 218-308-2065 04/16/2015
Bear Island State Forest OPEN 218-757-3274 04/02/2015
Beltrami Island State Forest OPEN with the following exceptions: 218-386-1304/218-634-2172 04/16/2015
Airport Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/08/2015
Bankton Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
04/08/2015
Bednar Road
Closed to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/08/2015
Bemis Hill Road
CLOSED due to a fire
04/16/2015
Blacks-Winner Road
CLOSED due to a fire
04/16/2015
Butterfield Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
04/08/2015
Canning Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/08/2015
Carp's Road East and West
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/08/2015
Cole Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW.
04/08/2015
Dick's Parkway
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
04/08/2015
East Hogsback Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW.
04/08/2015
Elkwood Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/08/2015
Faunce
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
04/08/2015
Faunce-Butterfield Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
04/08/2015
Hiwood Road East
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs GVW
04/08/2015
Hiwood Road West
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/08/2015
Hogsback O'Brien Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/08/2015
Krull Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
04/08/2015
Linder Lookout
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/08/2015
Luxemberger Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/08/2015
McAdams Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/08/2015
Moose River East & West
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/08/2015
Morehouse Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/08/2015
Neheim Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/08/2015
Nelson Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
04/08/2015
Norris-Roosevelt Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
04/08/2015
North Nelson Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/08/2015
Northwest Boundary
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/08/2015
Noyes Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/08/2015
Palsberg Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/08/2015
Penturen Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/08/2015
Pitt Grade Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
04/08/2015
Rapid River Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
04/08/2015
River Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
04/08/2015
Root Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/08/2015
Santa Anna Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
04/08/2015
Saul Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/08/2015
Smith and Stacey Roads
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/08/2015
Spina Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
04/08/2015
Stoney Corners Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
04/08/2015
Stotts Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/08/2015
Summer Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/08/2015
Tanges/Swartz/Ditch 10
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/08/2015
Thompson Road
CLOSED due to a fire
04/16/2015
Tofte Road
CLOSED due to a fire
04/16/2015
Trout Stream Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/08/2015
West Rapid River Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/08/2015
Winner Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
04/08/2015
Wobbles Road
CLOSED due to a fire
04/16/2015
Big Fork State Forest CLOSED with the following exception: 218-246-8343 04/08/2015
Cutfoot Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons/axle
04/08/2015
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 04/16/2015
Blackduck State Forest OPEN with the following exceptions: 218-835-3162 04/03/2015
Little Tamarack Road NE
North end in Koochiching County CLOSED to vehicles over 1,800 lbs. GVW.
04/03/2015
Will Paul Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,800 lbs GVW
04/03/2015
Bowstring State Forest CLOSED 218-999-7923 04/08/2015
Graves Lake Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons/axle
04/08/2015
Little Long Lake Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons/axle
04/08/2015
Buena Vista State Forest CLOSED 218-308-2065 04/02/2015
Burntside State Forest THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 218-753-2580, ext. 261 04/16/2015
Chengwatana State Forest CLOSED 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 04/08/2015
Cloquet Valley State Forest OPEN with the following exceptions: 218-878-5640 04/02/2015
Bear Lake Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,800 lbs GVW
04/02/2015
Buzz Ryan Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,800 lbs. GVW
04/02/2015
Carroll Trail
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,800 lbs. GVW
04/02/2015
Jim Readdy Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,800 lbs. GVW
04/02/2015
Marshall Trail
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,800 lbs. GVW
04/02/2015
Crow Wing State Forest OPEN 218-833-8695 04/16/2015
D.A.R. State Forest THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 04/16/2015
Emily State Forest OPEN 218-927-4040 04/16/2015
Finland State Forest OPEN 218-834-1420 04/02/2015
Fond du Lac State Forest CLOSED 218-878-8640/218-460-7020 04/08/2015
Foot Hills State Forest OPEN 218-947-3232 04/16/2015
General C. C. Andrews State Forest OPEN 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 04/08/2015
George Washington State Forest CLOSED with the following exceptions: 218-999-7923 04/08/2015
Bear Lake Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons/axle
04/03/2015
Beatrice Lake Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons/axle
04/03/2015
Bower Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons/axle
04/03/2015
Button Box Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons/axle
04/03/2015
Cameron Road
OPEN to vehcles under 4 tons per axle
04/08/2015
Deer Farm Lake Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons/axle from state gravel pit to South Loftgren Rroad.
04/08/2015
Holmstrum Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons/axle
04/03/2015
Homestead Road
OPEN to vehcles under 4 tons per axle
04/08/2015
Larson Lake Road
OPEN to vehcles under 4 tons per axle
04/08/2015
Link Lake Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
04/03/2015
Long Lake Road
OPEN to vehcles under 4 tons per axle
04/08/2015
Lost Lake Road
OPEN to vehcles under 4 tons per axle
04/08/2015
May Lake Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons/axle
04/08/2015
Perkins Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
04/08/2015
Roller Coaster Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
04/08/2015
Snake Trail Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
04/03/2015
South Loftgren Road
OPEN to vehcles under 4 tons per axle
04/08/2015
Stingy Lake Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
04/03/2015
Valley River Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
04/03/2015
Wasson Lake Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
04/08/2015
West Sturgeon Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
04/03/2015
Wilson Lake Road
OPEN to vehcles under 4 tons per axle
04/08/2015
Golden Anniversary State Forest THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 218-999-7923 04/16/2015
Grand Portage State Forest OPEN 218-834-1420 04/02/2015
Hill River State Forest CLOSED with the following exceptions: 320-592-3248 04/08/2015
Bass Lake Road #1691
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
04/08/2015
Haypoint Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
04/08/2015
Haypoint WMA Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
04/08/2015
MMR 1696
OPEN to vehicles under 1,800 lbs. GVW
04/08/2015
Quadna Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
04/08/2015
Splithand Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
04/08/2015
Taylor Lake Access Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
04/08/2015
Washburn Lake Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
04/08/2015
White Elk Lake Trail
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
04/08/2015
Huntersville State Forest CLOSED 218-732-3309 04/02/2015
Insula Lake State Forest THIS FOREST IS ALWAYS CLOSED TO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING BECAUSE IT IS ENTIRELY WITHIN THE BWCA WILDERNESS. 04/16/2015
Kabetogama State Forest OPEN 218-757-3274 04/02/2015
East Camp 90 Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 8,000 lbs GVW
04/02/2015
Elbow Lake Grade
CLOSED to vehicles over 8,000 lbs. GVW
04/02/2015
North Ash Lake Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,800 lbs GVW
04/02/2015
Pearl Lake/Johnson Farm R
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,800 lbs GVW
04/02/2015
Sheep Ranch Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 8,000 lbs GVW
04/02/2015
Smith Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,800 lbs. GVW
04/02/2015
Townline Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 8,000 lbs GVW
04/02/2015
Koochiching State Forest CLOSED with the following exceptions: 218-278-6651/218/254-7989 04/16/2015
Biondich Road
OPEN to vehicles under 1,800 lbs GVW
04/06/2015
Caldwell Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle.
04/16/2015
Cutfoot Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
04/16/2015
Dentaybow Road
OPEN to vehicles under 8,000 lbs GVW
04/06/2015
Holmstrom Spur Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
04/16/2015
Nelson Road
OPEN to vehicles undser 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/06/2015
Promersberger Road
OPEN to vehicles under 1,000 lbs GVW
04/06/2015
River Road
OPEN to vehicles under 1,000 lbs GVW
04/06/2015
Section 10 Road
OPEN to vehicles under 1,000 lbs GVW
04/03/2015
South Lofgren Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
04/16/2015
Wisner Road
OPEN to vehicles under 2,000 lbs GVW
04/03/2015
Lake Isabella State Forest THIS FOREST IS ALWAYS CLOSED TO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING BECAUSE IT IS ENTIRELY WITHIN THE BWCA WILDERNESS. 04/16/2015
Lake Jeanette State Forest THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 218-757-3274 04/16/2015
Lake of the Woods State Forest OPEN with the following exception. Note that Red Lake tribal lands are always closed to non-band members. 218-634-2172 04/08/2015
Aichele Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW.
04/08/2015
Land O' Lakes State Forest OPEN 218-947-3232 04/16/2015
Lost River State Forest OPEN with the following exceptions. 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 04/08/2015
Campbell Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs GVW
04/08/2015
Lindberg Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/08/2015
Norland Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/08/2015
Lyons State Forest CLOSED 218-732-3309 04/02/2015
Mississippi Headwaters State Forest CLOSED 218-308-2065 04/02/2015
Nemadji State Forest CLOSED with the following exception: 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 04/08/2015
Net Lake Road
OPEN to Gafvert Campground ONLY
04/08/2015
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 04/16/2015
Pat Bayle State Forest OPEN 218-834-1420 04/02/2015
Paul Bunyan State Forest CLOSED 218-308-2065/218-732-3309 04/02/2015
Pillsbury State Forest THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST 218-947-3232 04/16/2015
Pine Island State Forest Forest is CLOSED with the following exceptions: 218-278-6651 04/08/2015
Anderson Road
OPEN to vehicles under 1800 lbs GVW
04/03/2015
Ben Linn Road
OPEN to vehicles under 8,000 lbs. GVW
04/03/2015
Buck Trail Road
OPEN to vehicles under 1800 lbs GVW
04/03/2015
Caldwell Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 ton per axle
04/08/2015
East Gemmell
OPEN to vehicles under 4 ton per axle
04/08/2015
Flowing Well Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 ton per axle
04/08/2015
Hendrickson's Camp Road
OPEN to vehicles under 1,200 lbs. GVW
04/03/2015
Lindford Ditch Grade
OPEN to vehicles under 1,200 lbs. GVW
04/03/2015
Little Tamarack Rd
OPEN to vehicles under 1,800 lbs. GVW.
04/03/2015
Lucky 13 Road
OPEN to vehicles under 1,200 lbs. GVW
04/03/2015
Mannilas Summer Road
OPEN to vehicles under 1,200 lbs. GVW
04/03/2015
Pine Island Road
OPEN to vehicles under 8,000 lbs. GVW from Gates's Corner to Fiero SFR junction. OPEN to vehicles under 1,200 lbs GVW from Fiero SFR junction to Koochiching County line.
04/03/2015
Porter Ridge Road
OPEN to vehicles under 8,000 lbs. GVW
04/03/2015
Sturgeon River Landing Ro
OPEN to vehicles under 1,200 lbs. GVW
04/03/2015
Toumey-Williams Road
OPEN to vehicles under 1,200 lbs. GVW
04/03/2015
West Gemmell
OPEN to vehicles under 4 ton per axle
04/08/2015
Wildwood Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
04/08/2015
Red Lake State Forest OPEN 218-835-3162 03/13/2015
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 04/16/2015
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 04/08/2015
Rum River State Forest CLOSED. THERE ARE NO DESIGNATED OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE TRAILS IN THIS FOREST. 320-679-3683;320-345-6789 04/16/2015
Sand Dunes State Forest State forest roads are OPEN to highway-licensed vehicles. THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNIITES IN THIS FOREST. 04/16/2015
Savanna State Forest Forest is CLOSED with the following exceptions: 320-592-3248 04/08/2015
Aitkin Lake Access #1835
OPEN to vehicles under 1,800 lbs GVW
04/08/2015
Aitkin Lake Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
04/08/2015
Balsam Truck Trail
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
04/08/2015
Hay Lake Cmpgrnd Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
04/08/2015
Hedboom Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
04/08/2015
MMR 1835
OPEN to vehicles under 1,800 lbs GVW
04/03/2015
Pine Ridge Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
04/08/2015
Pine Ridge Road East
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
04/08/2015
Remote Lake Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
04/08/2015
Remote Pit
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
04/08/2015
Sandy River Access Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
04/08/2015
West Remote Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
04/08/2015
Smokey Bear State Forest THERE ARE NO ROADS OR TRAILS, AND NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 218-278-6651 04/16/2015
Smoky Hills State Forest CLOSED 218-732-3309 04/02/2015
Snake River State Forest OPEN 320-679-3683/218-460-7020 04/08/2015
Solana State Forest Forest is CLOSED with the following exceptions: 320-592-3248 04/08/2015
East White Pine Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
04/08/2015
West White Pine Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
04/08/2015
W White Pine Gravel Pit
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
04/08/2015
St. Croix State Forest CLOSED 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 04/08/2015
Sturgeon River State Forest CLOSED with the following exceptions: 218-254-7989 04/03/2015
Dean Road
OPEN to vehicles under 8 tons GVW
04/03/2015
Shannon Lake Road
OPEN to vehicles under 8 tons GVW
04/03/2015
Two Inlets State Forest CLOSED 218-732-3309 04/02/2015
Waukenabo State Forest Forest CLOSED with the following exceptions: 320-592-3248 04/08/2015
Red Lake Access Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
04/08/2015
Soo Line Access Road 1681
OPEN to vehicles under 1,800 lbs. GVW
04/08/2015
Wealthwood State Forest CLOSED 320-592-3248 04/08/2015
Welsh Lake State Forest THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 218-308-2065 04/16/2015
White Earth State Forest OPEN with the following exception. Note that White Earth tribal lands are always CLOSED to non-band members. 218-732-3309 04/02/2015
Little Scenic Road
CLOSED
04/02/2015
MMR 1375 (near Rice Lake)
CLOSED
04/02/2015
MMR 872
CLOSED
04/02/2015
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 04/16/2015