Minnesota State Forests


Temporary road closures in effect

We are continuing to work on road damage from storms and flooding in spring 2022. Some state forest roads are still closed and might continue to be closed for an extended time. We ask your patience as we work through the long list of road, bridge, and culvert repairs this year. Check the current temporary forest road closures page for up-to-date closure information.

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.

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.

fire ring and wood pile.

Buy local. Burn local.

Help protect Minnesota's trees. Buy local firewood to avoid moving hitchhiking pests. Learn more about firewood restrictions

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. Learn more about Forest trails revisions project.