New maps make it easier to visit Minnesota state forests

viewing map on phone on a state forest trail

The DNR is updating maps for all 59 of our state forests. Maps will continue to be updated for the next five years. Below is a list of the forests that have new maps.

State forest users now have two options:

  • A geoPDF map allows users to download a map onto a mobile device using a variety of map apps and then track their location as a blue dot on the screen. To get started, click on the geoPDF link from the individual state forest webpage.
  • A user-friendly, paper map highlights the unique recreation features of each forest and include pop-out maps for popular campgrounds and day-use areas. You can get a free paper map at a local DNR office or by contacting the DNR Info Center (888-646-6367).

The maps provide more detail than previous versions and highlight the endless recreation opportunities in state forests, such as hiking, mountain biking, birding, berry picking, cross-country skiing, hunting, and horseback, ATV and snowmobile riding. Many state forests also offer campgrounds, fishing piers, boat launches, swimming beaches, and picnic areas.

New geoPDF and paper maps are now available for: