Temporary State Forest Road Closures

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

Visitor Alert:

  • Due to wet and warm conditions, forest roads and trails are deteriorating rapidly this spring. Many roads and trails are not firm enough to support vehicle traffic without being damaged. The temporary closures could remain in effect until sometime in May, depending on weather conditions. Note: not all roads and trails in a particular forest may be closed. Signs may be posted before web pages are updated. Obey all signs.

Temporary state forest road and state trail closure signs

State forestCommentsRoad/Trail ExceptionsContact #Updated

(Thursdays after 2 p.m.)

Badoura State ForestAll roads and trails will be open by the weekend of May 11, expect some soft spots to remain. Slow down to minimize the damage in these spots please.218-732-330905/07/2019
Battleground State ForestTHERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST.218-308-206503/15/2019
Bear Island State ForestOPEN218-300-780005/17/2019
Beltrami Island State ForestRoad restrictions have been lifted on most of the forest roads. Several roads still have weight restrictions in place.218-386-1304/218-634-217205/16/2019
Aichele Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
05/16/2019
Benards Orchard Trail
atv only on east end. Watch for flooding due to beaver dams
05/16/2019
Blanchard Road
Seasonally closed due to spring conditions
05/16/2019
Elkwood Road
Will be opening gates before Memorial Day weekend.
05/16/2019
Manwhiler Road
CLOSED
05/16/2019
Mary's Road
Will be opening gates before Memorial Day weekend.
05/16/2019
McAdams Road
Will be opening gates before Memorial Day weekend.
05/16/2019
Nelson Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
05/16/2019
North Nelson Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
05/16/2019
Noyes Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
05/16/2019
Roseau/LOW Trail
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
05/16/2019
Smith and Stacey Road
Road open to public use; central part of road not suitable to vehicle traffic.
05/16/2019
Swamp Buck Trail
Will be opening gates before Memorial Day weekend.
05/16/2019
Trout Stream Road
Open for Walking Traffic
05/16/2019
Big Fork State Forest218-246-834305/16/2019
Cutfoot Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons/axle.
05/16/2019
Birch Lakes State ForestState forest roads are Opened 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. 23305/23/2019
Blackduck State ForestRoads listed closed are due to spring thaw conditions.218-835-316505/08/2019
Blanchard Road
Road restrictions are in place for all forest roads. Gates will be closed on secondary roads. Please follow the posted restrictions
04/04/2019
Little Tamarack Road NE
Road remains closed due to seasonal weight restrictions.
05/08/2019
Range Line Road North 2/3
05/08/2019
Will Paul Road
05/08/2019
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.218-246-834305/16/2019
Graves Lake Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons/axle
05/16/2019
Little Long Lake Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons/axle
05/16/2019
South Bowstring Road
OPEN
05/16/2019
Buena Vista State Forest Roads listed closed are due to spring thaw conditions.218-835-316505/08/2019
Buena Vista Forest Road
05/08/2019
Burntside State ForestTHERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST.218-300-780005/17/2019
Centennial State ForestOPEN218-203-442305/23/2019
Chengwatana State ForestOPEN South Fork road is closed.320-245-6789/218-460-702005/16/2019
South Fork Road
CLOSED
05/16/2019
Cloquet Valley State ForestOpen218-878-564005/22/2019
Crow Wing State ForestOpen218-203-442305/23/2019
D.A.R. State ForestTHERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST.320-245-6789/218-460-702005/09/2019
Emily State ForestClosed - Due to the wet spring, the forest roads are closed. Conditions will be regularly monitored and the roads will be reopened and the website updated when things dry out.218-203-442305/23/2019
Finland State ForestState forest roads are subject to be closed to highway-licensed vehicles during the spring thaw.218-353-884405/23/2019
Fond du Lac State ForestOpen218-878-864005/22/2019
Spirit Lake Road
Closed-Road is impassable and gates are locked.
05/22/2019
Foot Hills State ForestOpen218-947-323205/23/2019
General C. C. Andrews State ForestOPEN320-245-6789/218-460-702005/16/2019
George Washington State Forest218-743-369405/17/2019
Cameron Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle.
05/16/2019
Deer Farm Lake Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons/axle from state gravel pit to South Loftgren Road.
05/16/2019
Holmstrom Road
Open to vehicles under 4,000 pounds per axle.
05/10/2019
Homestead Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle.
05/16/2019
Larson Lake Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle.
05/16/2019
Long Lake Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle.
05/16/2019
Lost Lake Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle.
05/16/2019
May Lake Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle.
05/16/2019
Perkins Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle.
05/16/2019
South Loftgren Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle.
05/16/2019
Stingy Lake Road
Open to vehicles under 4,000 pounds per axle.
04/22/2019
Thistledew Trail
05/17/2019
Valley River Road
Open to vehicles under 4,000 pounds per axle.
05/10/2019
Wasson Lake Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle.
05/16/2019
Wilson Lake Road
OPEN to vehcles under 4 tons per axle.
05/16/2019
Golden Anniversary State ForestTHERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST.218-246-834305/16/2019
Grand Portage State ForestState forest roads are subject to be closed to highway-licensed vehicles during the spring thaw.218-353-884405/23/2019
Hill River State ForestAll roads are open unless posted otherwise.218-429-301205/23/2019
Brower Road
Closed
05/23/2019
Hybrid Aspen Road
Closed
05/23/2019
MMR 1690
ClOSED
05/23/2019
North Taylor Lake Road
Closed
05/23/2019
Huntersville State ForestAll roads and trails will be open by the weekend except for MMFR 0338. There is some damage to the road that will need repair before it is usable in a month or two.218-732-330905/01/2019
Insula Lake State ForestTHIS FOREST IS ALWAYS CLOSED TO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING BECAUSE IT IS ENTIRELY WITHIN THE BWCA WILDERNESS.05/17/2019
Kabetogama State ForestOPEN.218-757-327405/17/2019
Koochiching State ForestOpen218-278-6651/218/254-798905/23/2019
Beaver Trail
Open
05/18/2018
Caldwell Road
Closed
05/16/2019
Cutfoot Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle.
05/16/2019
Dentaybow Road
Open
05/23/2019
Ditch 7 Road
Open
05/23/2019
Holmstrom Spur Road
Open to vehicles under 4 tons per axle.
05/16/2019
Mile Post Six Road
Open to ATV/OHV's under 2000 lbs.
05/23/2019
Nelson Road
Open
05/23/2019
Promersberger Road
Open - Caution! Watch for washouts!
05/23/2019
Rifle Range Road
Closed to vehicles over 2000 pounds
05/23/2019
River Road
Open to ATV/OHV's under 2000 lbs. Gate will be closed on Tuesday, March 19th.
05/09/2019
Section 10 Road
Open
05/23/2019
South Lofgren Road
Open to vehicles under 4 tons per axle.
05/16/2019
Van Lynn Road
Open
05/23/2019
Wisner Road
Open
05/23/2019
Lake Isabella State ForestTHIS FOREST IS ALWAYS CLOSED TO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING BECAUSE IT IS ENTIRELY WITHIN THE BWCA WILDERNESS.05/17/2019
Lake Jeanette State ForestTHERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST.05/17/2019
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.218-634-217204/15/2019
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
04/05/2019
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 ForestOPEN - The Pikus Forest Road is open. The Draper Forest Road is closed to highway licensed vehicles east of the junction with MMR 0169 (Draper Tower Rd), due to sink holes along the shoulder of the road. These holes are scheduled to be repaired within a week or two and the road will be opened to highway vehicles at that time.218-947-323205/23/2019
Lost River State ForestRoads are open for public use.218-386-130405/16/2019
Campbell Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs GVW
05/16/2019
Lindberg Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
05/16/2019
Norland Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
05/16/2019
Lyons State ForestThe roads will be open by the weekend except the south 1/2 mile of MMFR 0375. Note MMFR 0377 has water over the road in the middle and you may need to turn around.218-732-330905/01/2019
Mississippi Headwaters State Forest218-835-316505/08/2019
Bear Den Landing Road
05/08/2019
Nemadji State ForestOPEN Watch out for blowdown and washes on the roads. Check the trails page on Trail information. Park road will be closed on June 1st for a special event.320-245-6789/218-460-702005/20/2019
Northwest Angle State Forest218-386-130405/16/2019
Pat Bayle State Forest218-353-884405/23/2019
Paul Bunyan State ForestMinimum maintenance forest road 1066A, a spur off the Tee Pee Lakes forest road will have heavy truck hauling from mid May through June. This is part of the ATV route but there is no other reroute available so slow down on this trail please.218-835-316505/20/2019
Bear Den Road
05/08/2019
Gulch Forest Road
05/08/2019
Pillsbury State ForestTHERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNIITES IN THIS FOREST.218-203-442305/23/2019
Pine Island State ForestOpen218-278-665105/23/2019
Anderson Road
Roads listed closed are due to spring thaw conditions.
04/05/2019
Ben Linn Road
Open
05/23/2019
Blanchard
Roads listed closed are due to spring thaw conditions.
04/05/2019
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
Caldwell Road
Closed.
05/16/2019
East Gemmell
Open to vehicles under 4 tons per axle.
05/16/2019
Fiero Road
Closed to vehicles over 2000 lbs GVW
05/23/2019
Flowing Well Road
Closed due to washouts.
05/16/2019
Frontier-Farmer Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
05/23/2019
Hendrickson's Camp Road
Open
05/23/2019
Indian Pines Road
Closed to vehicles over 9,000 pounds GVW.
05/23/2019
Lindford Ditch Grade
Closed to vehicles over 2000 lbs GVW
05/23/2019
Little Tamarack Rd
Roads listed closed are due to spring thaw conditions.
04/05/2019
Mannilas Summer Road
Closed to vehicles over 2000 lbs GVW
05/23/2019
Pine Island Road
Open
05/23/2019
Porter Ridge Road
Open
05/23/2019
Promersberger Road
Open
05/23/2019
Sandsmark Road
Closed to vehicles over 9,000 pounds GVW.
05/23/2019
Sturgeon River Landing Ro
Open
05/23/2019
Toumey-Williams Road
Open to Henrickson Camp Road.
05/23/2019
West Gemmell
Closed due to washouts.
05/10/2019
West Pine Island Road
Closed to vehicles over 2000 lbs GVW
05/23/2019
Wildwood Road
Open to vehicles under 4 tons per axle.
05/16/2019
Red Lake State ForestOpen - See exceptions218-835-316505/08/2019
Blanchard Road
Roads listed closed are due to spring thaw conditions.
04/05/2019
Little Tamarack Road 0098
seasonal spring closure in effect
04/05/2019
Lost River Road
05/08/2019
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. NOTICE - SNAKE CREEK UNIT: 608th street closed for bridge work for approximately 2 months. Users should access the site from County 42. 4/1/19507-522-506805/23/2019
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.320-679-368305/23/2019
Sand Dunes State ForestState forest roads are OPEN to highway-licensed vehicles. THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNIITES IN THIS FOREST.763-856-482605/23/2019
Savanna State ForestAll roads are open unless posted otherwise.218-429-301205/22/2019
Aitkin Lake Road
OPEN (4 Ton/Axle Limit) The road is closed 1.4 miles from the junction of County road 36 and the Aitkin Lake Forest Road due to a large impassable washout. Please call 218-429-3012 with any question.
05/22/2019
Hedbom Road
OPEN (4 Ton/Axle Limit)
05/22/2019
Two Rivers Road
CLOSED
05/22/2019
Smokey Bear State ForestTHERE ARE NO ROADS OR TRAILS, AND NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST.218-278-665104/19/2019
Smoky Hills State ForestAll roads and trails will be open by the weekend of May 11, expect some soft spots to remain. Slow down to minimize the damage in these spots please.218-732-330905/07/2019
Snake River State ForestOPEN320-679-3683/218-460-702005/23/2019
Solana State ForestAll roads are open unless posted otherwise.218-429-301205/22/2019
White Pine Spur MMR#0265
CLOSED
05/22/2019
St. Croix State ForestOPEN Roads are rough and there is water over Mallard Lake road.320-245-6789/218-460-702005/16/2019
Sturgeon River State Forest218-274-704305/17/2019
Dean Road
05/17/2019
French Road
East 1/2 CLOSED.
08/09/2018
Shannon Lake Road
Road is not open to through traffic due to a washout.
05/14/2019
Snake Trail Road
05/16/2019
Two Inlets State ForestAll roads and trails will be open by the weekend of May 11, expect some soft spots to remain. Slow down to minimize the damage in these spots please.218-732-330905/07/2019
Waukenabo State ForestAll roads are open unless posted otherwise.218-429-301205/22/2019
Red Lake Access Road
Open to vehicles less than 2000lbs GVW
05/22/2019
Wealthwood State ForestAll roads are open unless posted otherwise.218-429-301205/22/2019
Welsh Lake State ForestOPEN. THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST.218-308-206503/31/2016
White Earth State ForestAll of the Little Scenic Forest Road is closed until the soil thaws and the road dries out.218-835-316505/08/2019
Anchor Mattson Road
04/05/2019
Angus Lake Road
.
04/05/2019
Little Scenic Road
All roads and trails will be open by the weekend of May 11, expect some soft spots to remain. Slow down to minimize the damage in these spots please.
05/07/2019
McKenzie Lake
04/05/2019
Sawmill Road
04/05/2019
Strawberry Mountain Road
04/05/2019
Whiteface River State ForestTHERE ARE NO ROADS OR TRAILS, AND NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST.218-879-0880 x 22205/22/2019