Minnesota State Forest Trail Revision Project

photo: An off-highway vehicle driver riding a forest trail.The DNR is considering a number of measures to improve trail sustainability and enhance user experiences for both motorized and non-motorized uses including:

  • Adding new trails
  • Adding trail connections
  • Changing allowable trail uses
  • Designating areas where motor vehicle use is restricted during trapping and hunting seasons
  • Closing unsustainable trails

The trail system changes will not include changing forest-wide motor vehicle use classifications. Current state forest motor vehicle use classifications.

Forest Trail Revisions Project Description

Phase II Common Terms


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Projects in progress

Richard J. Dorer Memorial Hardwood

State forest: Richard J.Dorer Memorial Hardwood State Forest
Zumbro Bottoms, Hay Creek and Kruger Management Units
County: Goodhue, Wabasha
Forest Classification: Limited
Project documents:

How to participate:

You may submit your thoughts and ideas by emailing [email protected] by September 10, 2020. You can also mail comments to Joe Unger, Parks and Trails Division, 500 Lafayette Rd. St. Paul, MN 55155.

Thursday, August 27 Virtual Meeting Materials:

Fond du Lac State Forest

State forest: Fond du Lac
Counties: Carlton, St.Louis
Forest Classification: Limited
Project documents:

How to participate:

The DNR will host a virtual meeting to explain the process, answer questions and receive comments. All are welcome to join the virtual meeting. The meeting can be accessed via computers, smartphones or by phone.

 

Thursday, March 11, 2021 | 6 - 7:30 pm | Link to WebEx (link is external) Password: trails (no pre-registration required).

Participants may also attend meeting by calling (415) 655-0003 and entering meeting number 146 352 8829.

Attendees are encouraged to submit questions in advance by emailing [email protected].

 

You may submit your thoughts and ideas by using our online comment form, emailing  [email protected] by March 25, 2020. You can also mail comments to Joe Unger, Parks and Trails Division, 500 Lafayette Rd. St. Paul, MN 55155.

Foot Hills

State forest: Foot Hills
County: Cass
Forest Classification: Limited
Project documents:

How to participate:

The DNR will host a virtual meeting to explain the process, answer questions and receive comments. All are welcome to join the virtual meeting. The meeting can be accessed via computers, smartphones or by phone.

Monday, April 26, 2021 | 6 - 7:30 pm | Link to WebEx (link is external) Password: Trails (no pre-registration required).

Participants may also attend meeting by calling (415) 655-0003 and entering meeting number 187 106 2669.

Attendees are encouraged to submit questions in advance by emailing [email protected](link sends email).

You may submit your thoughts and ideas by using our online comment form (link is external), emailing [email protected] (link sends email) by May 14, 2021. You can also mail comments to Joe Unger, Parks and Trails Division, 500 Lafayette Rd. St. Paul, MN 55155.

Completed State Forests

Beltrami Island

State forest: Beltrami Island
County:  Beltrami, Lake of the Woods, Roseau
Classification: Managed
Project documents:

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Chengwatana

State forest: Chengwatana
County: Pine
Classification: Limited
Project documents:

General C.C. Andrews

State forest: General C.C. Andrews
County: Pine
Classification: Limited
Project documents:

Huntersville and Lyons

State forests: 

County: Wadena
Classification: Limited
Project documents:

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Meeting:

A public review meeting will be held on Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the:
Menahga Public School
216 Aspen Ave. S.E.
Menahga, MN 56464
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Kabetogama

State forest: Kabetogama
County:

  • Koochiching
  • St. Louis

Classification: Managed
Project documents:

Meeting:
A public review meeting will be held on Wed., Sept. 26, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the:
Cook Community Center
799 3rd Ave. S.E.
Cook MN 55723
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Nemadji

State forest: Nemadji
County: Pine
Classification: Limited
Project documents:

North St. Louis and Lake Counties

State forests:

County:

  • St. Louis
  • Lake

Classification:

  • Closed
  • Limited
  • Managed

Project documents:

Meeting:

A public review meeting will be held on Wed., Sept. 26, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the:
Cook Community Center
799 3rd Ave. S.E.
Cook MN 55723
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Rum River

State forest: Rum River
County: Mille Lacs
Classification: Limited
Project documents:

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Meeting:

A public review meeting will be held on Monday, October 21, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the:
Onamia Lions Community Center
806 West Kathio Street, 
Onamia, MN 56359
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St. Croix

State forest: St. Croix
County: Pine
Classification: Limited
Project documents:


 

More information

For more information about trail designation in state forests, contact:

Joe Unger
Division of Parks and Trails
651-259-5279
[email protected]