New maps make it easier to visit six Minnesota state forests

The DNR has launched an effort to update all 59 of the state forest maps. The first map release covers six state forests with about 10 more to follow each year for the next five years.
State forest users now have two maps options:

  • A geoPDF map will allow users to download a map onto a mobile device using a variety map apps and then track their location as a blue dot on the screen. Just click on the geoPDF link from the individual state forest webpage to get started.
  • The new user-friendly, paper maps highlight 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 the DNR Info Center at [email protected] or 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.

view of the six new state forest paper maps.

New geoPDF and paper maps are now available for: