Minnesota State forests

fire ring and pinic table by lake

Minnesota state forests are open for all to enjoy. Towering pines and fish-filled lakes. Family-friendly campgrounds with beaches and hiking trails nearby. Miles of trails to accommodate every kind of activity: hiking, hunting, mountain biking, OHV riding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, horseback riding, and more.

family sitting at picnic table eating

Spend National Outdoors Month in the Forest

State forests offer an easy way to get outdoors: you don't need a car sticker or a reservation to camp. Check out our location map for a forest day use area or campground near you.

fire ring and wood pile.

Buy Local. Burn Local.

Help protect Minnesota's trees. Buy local firewood to avoid moving unwanted hitchhikers.
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view of the six new state forest paper maps.

New maps make it easier to visit Minnesota state forests

Find your way in the woods. Several new state forest maps are available in paper or for download to your mobile device today. Updated Maps »

White OHV jeep

Minnesota State Forest Trail Revision Project

The DNR is in the process of revising our forest trail plans. The project will provide trail connections, add new trails, change allowable trail uses, and close unsustainable trails.
Forest trails revisions »