Matthew Lourey State Trail OHV

Matthew Lourey State Trail OHV

This page is specifically for off-highway vehicle uses of the Matthew Lourey State Trail. Portions of the trail are open to seasonal ATV and OHM use. These segments occur where the trail coincides with other trails designated for motorized use, including approximately 11 miles in the Nemadji and 5 miles in the St. Croix State Forest. The trail features rolling terrain with occasional hills.

Off-highway vehicle riders may encounter horseback riders, mountain bikers, hikers and backpackers. All users must yield to horses. Motorized users should stay to the right side of the trail except when safely passing other users.

Winter Use: Trail open to ATV use from Harlis Road in the Nemadji State Forest to County Road 173 in the St. Croix State Forest. There is no winter OHV use of the MLST in the Chengwatana State Forest.Other trails and roads in the Nemadji, St. Croix and Chengwatana state forests are open to OHMs, ORVs and ATVs as mapped and signed. Groomed sections are shared with snowmobiles. ATVs are asked to stay off the groomed trails when the temperature is above 30 degrees.This helps us keep trails sustainable and increases safety for everyone, including our trail groomers.

Kiosks with emergency information can be found at the Gafvert Campground and the parking lot at the Grace Lake-Tamarack intersection.

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Location

Pine County

In Nemadji State Forest at the Gafvert Campground and Day Use Area. In St. Croix State Forest at Tamarack Forest Road, at County Road 173 and across the MN/WI border in Danbury, WI.

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Vehicles allowed

ATV ATV Class 2 allowed

OHM OHM

vehicle definitions

When open

OPEN Logging activity on the Erickson/Upper Willow road and the continental divide trail. MN law requires headlights on when riding

Normal season:
Year-round

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Difficulty & trail length

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53 miles

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Facilities

Moose Lake

food food

restroom restroom

gas gas

lodging lodging

Kerrick

food food

restroom restroom

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Nickerson

food food

restroom restroom

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Duquette

food food

restroom restroom

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area attractions