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.
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.
Ski the Bold North
With hundreds of miles of trails, all you need to do is pick a State Forest and get skiing!
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 »
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 »