Temporary State Forest Road Closures

Check the list of state forest road and trail conditions (updated weekly on Thursday after 2 p.m.).

Cross-country OHV travel is generally prohibited on state forest lands, except pursuant to MS Chapt. 84.926 (season hunting trapping exceptions).

For information on roads and trails on county land, please contact the appropriate county

graphic: No motorized sign

Notice: Groomed snowmobile trails, as signed, close Dec. 1 to off-highway vehicles (OHVs) and highway licensed vehicles (HLV's).

Caution: Groomed snowmobile trails rely on a partnership with permission from public and private landowners. Help keep those permissions by staying off marked trails open to only snowmobiles.

Make sure to check for these signs while you're in the state forests

Temporary state forest road and state trail closure signs

State forestCommentsRoad/Trail ExceptionsContact #Updated

(Thursdays after 2 p.m.)

Badoura State Forest218-732-330911/29/2018
Battleground State ForestTHERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST.218-308-206503/31/2016
Bear Island State ForestOPEN218-300-780010/24/2018
Beltrami Island State ForestThe following roads are plowed in the winter. Dick's Parkway, Roosevelt, Butterfield, Thompson, Winner, River & Bemis. Others maybe plowed open due to logging activity.218-386-1304/218-634-217212/11/2018
Big Fork State ForestOpen218-246-834310/11/2018
Birch Lakes State ForestState forest roads are Closed to highway-licensed vehicles. THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. Gate is usually closed in late October until spring.320-616-2450, ext. 23301/10/2019
Blackduck State Forest218-835-316505/11/2018
Bowstring State Forest The Bowstring is a Limited Forest. Roads and Trails are closed unless posted open. System Forest Roads and Minimum Maintenance Forest Roads are open.218-246-834310/11/2018
Buena Vista State Forest218-835-316505/17/2018
Burntside State ForestTHERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST.218-300-780010/24/2018
Centennial State Forest218-203-442301/11/2019
Chengwatana State ForestOPEN. South Fork of the road will be closed starting in January.320-245-6789/218-460-702001/10/2019
Cloquet Valley State ForestOpen218-878-564001/10/2019
Bear Lake Road
Open
01/10/2019
Buzz Ryan Road
Open
01/10/2019
Carroll Trail
Open
01/10/2019
Jim Readdy Road
Open
01/10/2019
Marshall Trail
Open
01/10/2019
North Branch Carroll Tr
Open
01/10/2019
Crow Wing State Forest218-203-442301/11/2019
D.A.R. State ForestTHERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST.320-245-6789/218-460-702001/10/2019
Emily State Forest218-203-442301/11/2019
Finland State Forest218-353-884401/14/2019
Fond du Lac State Forest218-878-864001/10/2019
Ditch Bank Road
open
01/10/2019
Fire Tower Trail
Closed
01/10/2019
Goat Road
Open
01/10/2019
Lake 36 Road
Open
01/10/2019
Spirit Lake Road
Open
01/10/2019
Foot Hills State ForestLogging activity is taking place on both the Poplar MMR and Snoway One, just south of their intersection. The Poplar MMR is CLOSED. Logging trucks are hauling north on Snoway One to intersection #17, and then west to Hwy 64. Watch for signs.218-947-323201/16/2019
General C. C. Andrews State ForestOPEN.320-245-6789/218-460-702001/10/2019
George Washington State ForestOpen218-743-369410/11/2018
Bear Lake Road
08/09/2018
Beatrice Lake Road
08/09/2018
Bower Road
Open
08/09/2018
Button Box Road
08/09/2018
Holmstrom Road
08/30/2018
Link Lake Road
08/09/2018
Snake Trail Road
07/12/2018
Stingy Lake Road
08/09/2018
Thistledew Trail
05/21/2018
Valley River Road
06/19/2018
West Sturgeon Road
08/09/2018
Golden Anniversary State ForestTHERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST.218-246-834310/11/2018
Grand Portage State Forest218-353-884401/14/2019
Hill River State Forest218-429-301111/08/2018
Brower Road
Closed to GVW over 2,000 lbs.
11/08/2018
Hybrid Aspen Road
Closed to GVW over 2,000 lbs.
11/08/2018
Huntersville State Forest218-732-330911/29/2018
Insula Lake State ForestTHIS FOREST IS ALWAYS CLOSED TO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING BECAUSE IT IS ENTIRELY WITHIN THE BWCA WILDERNESS.10/11/2018
Kabetogama State ForestOPEN Very WET conditions. Localized flooding due to beaver activity. USE CAUTION.218-757-327410/24/2018
Koochiching State ForestOpen218-278-6651/218/254-798901/11/2019
Beaver Trail
Open
05/18/2018
Dentaybow Road
Open
01/11/2019
Ditch 7 Road
Open to ATV/OHV's under 2000 lbs.
01/11/2019
Mile Post Six Road
Open to ATV/OHV's under 2000 lbs.
01/11/2019
Nelson Road
Open
01/11/2019
Promersberger Road
Open - The gate will be closed Thursday 11/1/2018.
10/17/2018
Rifle Range Road
Closed to vehicles over 2000 pounds
01/11/2019
River Road
Open to ATV/OHV's under 2000 lbs.
01/11/2019
Section 10 Road
Open
01/11/2019
Van Lynn Road
Open to ATV/OHV's under 2000 lbs.
01/11/2019
Wisner Road
Open
01/11/2019
Lake Isabella State ForestTHIS FOREST IS ALWAYS CLOSED TO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING BECAUSE IT IS ENTIRELY WITHIN THE BWCA WILDERNESS.10/11/2018
Lake Jeanette State ForestTHERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST.10/11/2018
Lake of the Woods State ForestOPEN. Note that Red Lake tribal lands are always closed to non-band members. Load restrictions are in place. The Aichele, Boquist and North Nelson Forest roads are posted at 1,000 pounds and under. All others are posted at 9,000 pounds.218-634-217209/27/2018
Aichele Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW.
04/25/2017
Bankton Road
Open to vehicles under 9,000 lbs. GVW.
04/25/2017
Blanchard Road
Road restrictions are in place for all forest roads. Gates will be closed on secondary roads. Please follow the posted restrictions
05/21/2018
Boquist Road
04/25/2017
East Hogsback Road
Open to vehicles under 1,000 lbs. GVW.
04/25/2017
Hogsback Road
Open to vehicles under 7,000 lbs. GVW.
04/25/2017
Krull Road
Open to vehicles under 9,000 lbs. GVW.
04/25/2017
Nelson Road
Open to vehicles under 9,000 lbs. GVW.
04/25/2017
North Nelson Road
Open to vehicles under 9,000 lbs. GVW.
04/25/2017
Pitt Grade Road
Open to vehicles under 9,000 lbs. GVW.
04/25/2017
Rapid River Road East
Use caution due to road construction; watch for trucks hauling.
04/25/2017
Spina Road
Open to vehicles under 9,000 lbs. GVW.
04/25/2017
Stoney Corners Road
Open to vehicles under 9,000 lbs. GVW.
04/25/2017
Land O' Lakes State Forest218-947-323201/11/2019
Lost River State ForestLost River Forest Roads are not snow plowed. Timber sales are open in the area and expect truck traffic on the roads.218-386-130412/11/2018
Lyons State Forest218-732-330911/29/2018
Mississippi Headwaters State ForestOpen218-835-316505/17/2018
Nemadji State ForestOPEN Net Lake road is plowed and being used by loggers Park road will be plowed by this weekend. Beldon road is plowed and being used by loggers. Harlis road is plowed and being used by loggers320-245-6789/218-460-702001/10/2019
Northwest Angle State ForestTHERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. Red Lake tribal lands are always CLOSED to non-band members.218-386-130412/11/2018
Pat Bayle State Forest218-353-884401/14/2019
Paul Bunyan State ForestAll ATV and OHM trails are seasonally closed. The east end of the Lester Lake snowmobile trail near the Parkway Forest Road is closed due to an active timber sale. An alternative route is planned and will be groomed when the club has a chance to inspect it and there is enough snow to groom.218-835-316511/29/2018
Gulch Forest Road
11/29/2018
Pillsbury State ForestTHERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNIITES IN THIS FOREST.218-203-442301/11/2019
Pine Island State ForestOpen218-278-665101/11/2019
Anderson Road
06/28/2018
Ben Linn Road
OPEN Roads open to vehicles under 4 TON per axle
11/28/2018
Blanchard
06/28/2018
Boise Boulevard
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW.
06/28/2018
Boquist Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW.
06/28/2018
Fiero Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
01/11/2019
Frontier-Farmer Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
06/28/2018
Hendrickson's Camp Road
Open
01/11/2019
Indian Pines Road
Closed to vehicles over 9,000 pounds GVW.
06/28/2018
Lindford Ditch Grade
Open
01/11/2019
Little Tamarack Rd
06/28/2018
Mannilas Summer Road
Open to ATV/OHV's under 2000 lbs.
10/04/2018
Pine Island Road
OPEN
01/11/2019
Porter Ridge Road
OPEN - Roads open to vehicles under 4 TONS per axle
01/11/2019
Promersberger Road
Open
01/11/2019
Sandsmark Road
Closed to vehicles over 9,000 pounds GVW.
06/28/2018
Sturgeon River Landing Ro
Open
01/11/2019
Toumey-Williams Road
Open
01/11/2019
West Pine Island Road
Open to ATV/OHV's under 2000 lbs.
01/11/2019
Red Lake State ForestOpen - See exceptions218-835-316505/21/2018
Blanchard Road
05/21/2018
Little Tamarack Road 0098
05/11/2018
Lost River Road
05/11/2018
Remer State ForestTHERE ARE NO ROADS OR TRAILS IN THIS FOREST AND NO OHV-RIDING OPPORTUNITIES EXCEPT A PORTION OF THE SOO LINE TRAIL.218-203-442310/11/2018
Richard J. Dorer Memorial Hardwood ForestForest roads are OPEN to all motor vehicles unless signed otherwise. Forest trails are CLOSED unless signed open.507-206-284701/10/2019
Rum River State ForestAll roads are OPENED to all motor vehicle traffic. Including Rum River Road and spur roads, Dose Road, East Line Road, and Esker Trail in Mille Lacs County; and Apple Street and Arctic Trail in Kanabec County.320-679-368301/10/2019
Sand Dunes State ForestState forest roads are OPEN to highway-licensed vehicles. THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNIITES IN THIS FOREST.763-856-482601/10/2019
Savanna State ForestOPEN218-429-301111/29/2018
MMR 1819
Closed to vehicles GVW over 2,000 lbs.
11/01/2018
Smokey Bear State ForestTHERE ARE NO ROADS OR TRAILS, AND NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST.218-278-665111/28/2018
Smoky Hills State Forest218-732-330911/29/2018
Snake River State ForestOPEN320-679-3683/218-460-702001/10/2019
Solana State ForestOPEN218-429-301111/02/2018
St. Croix State Forest320-245-6789/218-460-702001/10/2019
Sturgeon River State Forest218-274-704310/11/2018
Dean Road
08/09/2018
French Road
East 1/2 CLOSED.
08/09/2018
MMR0814
OPEN
08/09/2018
MMR0928
OPEN
08/09/2018
MMR 0944
OPEN
08/09/2018
Shannon Lake Road
08/09/2018
Snake Trail Road
08/09/2018
Two Inlets State Forest218-732-330912/31/2018
Waukenabo State ForestOPEN218-429-301110/04/2018
Wealthwood State ForestOPEN218-429-301110/04/2018
Welsh Lake State ForestOPEN. THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST.218-308-206503/31/2016
White Earth State Forest218-308-206511/29/2018
Anchor Mattson Road
Anchor Matson and Anchor Hill Road will be closed August 26. 2017 for Road Rally Race for one day. It will be open on the 27th.
08/01/2018
Angus Lake Road
Angus Lake Road will be closed for one day on August 26th for Road Rally. It will reopen on the 27th.
08/01/2018
McKenzie Lake
McKenzie Lake Road will be closed for one day on Aug 26th for Road Rally. It will reopen on the 27th.
08/01/2018
Sawmill Road
Sawmill Road will be closed for one day on August 26th for Road Rally. It will reopen on the 27th.
08/01/2018
Strawberry Mountain Road
Strawberry Mountain Road will be closed on August 26th for one day for Road Rally. It will be open on the 27th.
08/01/2018
Whiteface River State ForestTHERE ARE NO ROADS OR TRAILS, AND NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST.218-879-0880 x 22210/03/2018