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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Richard J. Dorer Memorial Hardwood State Forest

State forest: Richard J. Dorer Memorial Hardwood State Forest
Zumbro Bottoms Management Unit
County: Goodhue, Wabasha
Forest Classification: Limited

Comment period ended September 10, 2020.

Contact: [email protected], Parks and Trails Division, 500 Lafayette Rd. St. Paul, MN 55155.

Beltrami Island State Forest

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


Chengwatana State Forest

State forest: Chengwatana
County: Pine
Classification: Limited

General C.C. Andrews State Forest

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

Huntersville and Lyons state forests

Huntersville and Lyons state forests
County: Wadena
Classification: Limited

Comment period ended Mar. 13, 2019.

Kabetogama State Forest

State forest: Kabetogama
Counties: Koochiching and St. Louis
Classification: Managed

Comment period ended Oct. 11, 2018.

Nemadji State Forest

State forest: Nemadji
County: Pine
Classification: Limited

North St. Louis and Lake counties

State forests:

Counties: St. Louis and Lake

Classifications: Closed/limited/managed

Project documents:

Comment period ended Oct. 11, 2018.

Rum River State Forest

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

St. Croix State Forest

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

More information

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

Molly Lou Pintok
Division of Parks and Trails
[email protected]

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