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.
Celebrate Arbor Month!
Did you know 75 percent of us get our drinking water from Minnesota's forests? Learn why you should plant trees in your neighborhood, too.
Spring road and trail closures
Rapid snow melt throughout the state means some forest roads and trails may close for safety reasons. Check the road closure list before heading out!
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 »
Buy Local. Burn Local.
Help protect Minnesota's trees. Buy local firewood to avoid moving hitchhiking pests.
Learn more about firewood restrictions »
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 »