Minnesota State forests

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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.

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Weekend Fire Danger

The heat and humidity predicted for the holiday weekend should keep fire danger at bay—but wildfires are still possible in many areas. Please be careful with fire so your firefighters can also enjoy time with family and friends! Check current conditions

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Your State-managed Public Lands

Minnesota has 5.6 million acres of public lands that provide space and access to a wide variety of outdoor experiences. State lands contribute to Minnesota's economy and play an important environmental role. Get more information about your state-managed public lands.

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. Six new state forest maps are available in paper or for download to your mobile device today. Updated Maps »

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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 »