Temporary state forest road closures

Know before you go! Changing conditions, construction, and safety considerations can lead to the closure of state forest roads. Road condition updates are updated weekly, for the most current conditions call the contact number listed for each state forest below.

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

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

Temporary state forest road and state trail closure signs
Redesigned temporary state forest road and state trail closure signs

Badoura State Forest

Badoura State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-732-3309

Updated 12/07/2023

Battleground State Forest

Battleground State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Closed

Comments: There are no State Forest Roads or Off-Highway Vehicle riding opportunities the Battleground State Forest which is classified as a "closed" forest with respect to OHV opportunities.

Contact: 218-308-2065

Updated 06/05/2023

Bear Island State Forest

Bear Island State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments: Forest is open! Thank you for your patience and stay safe!

Contact: 218-300-7800

Updated 02/22/2024

Beltrami Island State Forest

Beltrami Island State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments: Recent snows have many roads snow packed and ice covered. Wet heavy snows have caused brush and small trees to bend over onto road surfaces. Expect some obstructions to occur on minimum maintenance roads. Parkway, Thompson, Winner, N. Roosevelt, and Butterfield roads are plowed. River road is plowed by county.

Contact: 218-386-1304/218-634-2172

Updated 12/11/2023

Individual road information:

Bemis Road: Only a portion of this road near the Thompson Road will be plowed this winter.

Updated 12/11/2023

Smith and Stacey Road: Road is currently open to traffic. Beaver had the road flooded in center portion. It is currently open-watch for flooding.

Updated 12/11/2023

Big Fork State Forest

Big Fork State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-212-2001

Updated 02/15/2024

Birch Lakes State Forest

Birch Lakes State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Closed

Comments: State forest roads are currently CLOSED to highway-licensed vehicles. There are no off-highway vehicle riding opportunities in this forest.

Contact: 320-616-2450, ext. 233

Updated 02/22/2024

Blackduck State Forest

Blackduck State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-888-7734

Updated 05/17/2023

Bowstring State Forest

Bowstring State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Closed

Comments: Bowstring State Forest is a limited forest and trails within the forest are closed unless posted open.

Contact: 218-212-2001

Updated 02/15/2024

Buena Vista State Forest

Buena Vista State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments: Roads are closed due to spring conditions

Contact: 218-888-7734

Updated 05/17/2023

Burntside State Forest

Burntside State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Closed

Comments: There are no off-highway vehicle riding opportunities in this forest. Stay safe!

Contact: 218-300-7800

Updated 02/22/2024

Centennial State Forest

Centennial State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-203-4423

Updated 02/22/2024

Chengwatana State Forest

Chengwatana State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments: OPEN This forest is OPEN. Closing trails and roads on 2/28/2024 South fork road closed

Contact: 320-216-7550/218-460-7020

Updated 02/26/2024

Individual road information:

South Fork Road: CLOSED. Tentatively planned to re-open mid August

Updated 02/26/2024

Cloquet Valley State Forest

Cloquet Valley State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-878-5640

Updated 02/21/2024

Crow Wing State Forest

Crow Wing State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-203-4423

Updated 02/22/2024

D.A.R. State Forest

D.A.R. State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Closed

Comments: There are no off-highway vehicle riding opportunities in this forest.

Contact: 320-216-7550/218-460-7020

Updated 02/26/2024

Emily State Forest

Emily State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-203-4423

Updated 02/22/2024

Finland State Forest

Finland State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments: Use caution when driving state forest roads.

Contact: 218-353-8844

Updated 02/22/2024

Fond du Lac State Forest

Fond du Lac State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-878-8640

Updated 02/21/2024

Foot Hills State Forest

Foot Hills State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-947-8600

Updated 02/22/2024

General C. C. Andrews State Forest

General C. C. Andrews State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments: OPEN Watch for Logging on Walters road, Dago Lake road, and south of County road 46

Contact: 320-216-7550/218-460-7020

Updated 02/26/2024

George Washington State Forest

George Washington State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-212-2001

Updated 02/22/2024

Individual road information:

Thistledew ATV Trail: Use caution in the area by ThistleDew Lake, Logging operations on the trail

Updated 02/22/2024

Golden Anniversary State Forest

Golden Anniversary State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Closed

Comments: There are no off-highway vehicle riding opportunities in this forest.

Contact: 218-212-2001

Updated 02/15/2024

Grand Portage State Forest

Grand Portage State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments: Use caution when driving state forest roads. Logging off the Arrowhead Trail.

Contact: 218-353-8844

Updated 02/22/2024

Individual road information:

Andy Lake Road: Open

Updated 02/22/2024

Ester Lake:

Updated 02/22/2024

Hovland Tower Road: Closed

Updated 02/22/2024

Irish Creek Road:

Updated 02/22/2024

Jackson Lake:

Updated 02/22/2024

Kelly Hills Road: Closed

Updated 02/22/2024

Otter Lake Road: Watch out for partial washed out culvert east of the junction of Jackson Lake Rd and Otter Lake Rd.

Updated 02/22/2024

Powers Lake Road: Culvert and gravel hauling. Use caution.

Updated 02/22/2024

Thorsen Road:

Updated 02/22/2024

Thorson Road:

Updated 02/22/2024

Tom: Open Washout on the Tom Lake Access/ Brumbaugh Rd. Drivable, but use caution.

Updated 02/22/2024

Tomato Lake Road: Closed until further notice due to heavy rains.

Updated 02/22/2024

Hill River State Forest

Hill River State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments: All roads are open within the forest, but many roads have ice damage to trees from last years December storm. Please travel with care. The Wiediger and Haypoint roads are not open to ATV/UTV use per Wildlife Management Area rules.

Contact: 218-429-3012

Updated 02/22/2024

Individual road information:

Quadna Road: Closed

Updated 02/22/2024

Huntersville State Forest

Huntersville State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-732-3309

Updated 12/07/2023

Insula Lake State Forest

Insula Lake State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Closed

Comments: There are no off-highway vehicle riding opportunities in this forest. Stay safe!

Contact:

Updated 02/22/2024

Kabetogama State Forest

Kabetogama State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments: Forest is open. Camp 90 gate will be closed at the 3 mile Thursday 10/26/2023. User will need to park at gate and use an ATV for access. Stay safe!

Contact: 218-757-3274

Updated 02/22/2024

Individual road information:

McConnichi: Road is in very rough shape, however will remain open to provide access to the forest. Please be careful and stay safe if driving this road. Thank you for your patience.

Updated 05/25/2023

Koochiching State Forest

Koochiching State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-888-9051

Updated 02/23/2024

Individual road information:

Dentaybow Road: Open to all vehicles. Heavy logging traffic on road, use caution while driving.

Updated 02/23/2024

Nelson Road: Open to all vehicles

Updated 02/23/2024

Promersberger Road: Closed to vehicles over 2000lbs GVW

Updated 02/23/2024

Rifle Range Road: Open to all vehicles under 2000 lbs GVW

Updated 02/23/2024

River Road: Closed to vehicles over 2000lbs gvw

Updated 02/23/2024

Section 10 Road: Closed to vehicles over 2000lbs GVW

Updated 02/23/2024

Wisner Road: Road open to vehicles under 4 ton axle weight.

Updated 02/23/2024

Lake Isabella State Forest

Lake Isabella State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Closed

Comments: There are no off-highway vehicle riding opportunities in this forest. Stay safe!

Contact:

Updated 02/22/2024

Lake Jeanette State Forest

Lake Jeanette State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Closed

Comments: There are no off-highway vehicle riding opportunities in this forest. Stay safe!

Contact:

Updated 02/22/2024

Lake of the Woods State Forest

Lake of the Woods State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-395-6039

Updated 06/24/2022

Land O' Lakes State Forest

Land O' Lakes State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-203-4423

Updated 02/22/2024

Individual road information:

Pikus Road: Pikus Forest Road is currently closed to all vehicles due to spring break up conditions.

Updated 02/02/2024

Lost River State Forest

Lost River State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments: Lost river Roads are currently open to the public. Several new culverts have been placed and gravel material has been added to road surface. With recent rain and heavy wet snow roads surfaces are snow packed and ice covered. Expect log truck traffic for most of the winter.

Contact: 218-386-1304

Updated 12/11/2023

Lyons State Forest

Lyons State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-732-3309

Updated 12/07/2023

Mississippi Headwaters State Forest

Mississippi Headwaters State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-888-7734

Updated 05/17/2023

Nemadji State Forest

Nemadji State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments: OPEN Closing trails and roads on 3/01/2024 Watch for trees down on the Bigtooth road. Watch for logging trucks on Park forest road.

Contact: 320-216-7550/218-460-7020

Updated 02/26/2024

Northwest Angle State Forest

Northwest Angle State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Closed

Comments: There are no Off-highway vehicle riding opportunities in this forest. Red Lake tribal lands are always closed to non-band members.

Contact: 218-386-1304

Updated 12/11/2023

Pat Bayle State Forest

Pat Bayle State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-353-8844

Updated 02/22/2024

Paul Bunyan State Forest

Paul Bunyan State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-732-3309

Updated 12/07/2023

Pillsbury State Forest

Pillsbury State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments: There are no off-highway vehicle riding opportunities in this forest.

Contact: 218-203-4423

Updated 02/22/2024

Pine Island State Forest

Pine Island State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-888-9050

Updated 02/23/2024

Individual road information:

Ben Linn Road: Open to all vehicles.

Updated 02/23/2024

Boise Boulevard: CLOSED to all vehicles due to flooding

Updated 04/25/2022

Fiero Road: Open to vehicles under 4 tons

Updated 02/23/2024

Henrickson's Camp Road: Closed to vehicles over 2000lbs GVW

Updated 02/23/2024

Lindford Ditch Grade: Closed to vehicles over 2000 lbs.

Updated 02/23/2024

Mannilas Summer Road: Closed to vehicles over 2000 lbs GVW

Updated 02/23/2024

Pine Island Road: Open to all vehicles.

Updated 02/23/2024

Pine Island Road West: Closed to vehicles over 2000lbs GVW

Updated 02/23/2024

Porter Ridge Road: Open to all vehicles

Updated 02/23/2024

Sturgeon River Landing Ro: open to all vehicles

Updated 02/23/2024

Twomey-Williams Road: Closed to vehicles over 2000lbs GVW

Updated 02/23/2024

Red Lake State Forest

Red Lake State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Closed

Comments: Roads are seasonally closed due to spring conditions.

Contact: 218-888-7734

Updated 05/17/2023

Remer State Forest

Remer State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments: There are no off-highway vehicle riding opportunities in this forest.

Contact: 218-203-4423

Updated 07/03/2023

Richard J. Dorer Memorial Hardwood Forest

Richard J. Dorer Memorial Hardwood Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments: Open with exceptions

Contact: 507-522-5068

Updated 02/22/2024

Individual road information:

Barnacle Road: Road closed at first parking area due to road conditions

Updated 02/22/2024

Bronk Minimum Maintenance:

Updated 02/22/2024

Rum River State Forest

Rum River State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments: State forest roads are OPEN. This includes Apple Street, Arctic Trail, Rum River Road and spur roads, Esker Trail, Dose Road, and East Line Road.

Contact: 320-679-3683

Updated 02/22/2024

Sand Dunes State Forest

Sand Dunes State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments: State forest roads are OPEN to highway-licensed vehicles. There are no off-highway vehicle riding opportunities in this forest.

Contact: 763-279-4300

Updated 02/22/2024

Savanna State Forest

Savanna State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments: Unless posted otherwise all roads are open within the forest, but many roads have ice damage to trees from last years December storm. Please travel with care.

Contact: 218-429-3012

Updated 02/22/2024

Smokey Bear State Forest

Smokey Bear State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Closed

Comments: There are no off-highway vehicle riding opportunities in this forest.

Contact: 218-888-9050

Updated 04/06/2023

Smoky Hills State Forest

Smoky Hills State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-732-3309

Updated 12/07/2023

Snake River State Forest

Snake River State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments: OPEN

Contact: 320-679-3683/218-460-7020

Updated 02/22/2024

Solana State Forest

Solana State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments: Unless otherwise posted all roads are open within the forest, but many roads have ice damage to trees from last years December storm. Please travel with care.

Contact: 218-429-3012

Updated 02/22/2024

St. Croix State Forest

St. Croix State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments: OPEN Closing trails and roads on 2/28/2024

Contact: 320-216-7550/218-460-7020

Updated 02/26/2024

Sturgeon River State Forest

Sturgeon River State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-274-7043

Updated 02/22/2024

Two Inlets State Forest

Two Inlets State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-732-3309

Updated 12/07/2023

Waukenabo State Forest

Waukenabo State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments: All roads are open within the forest, but many roads have ice damage to trees from last years December storm. Please travel with care.

Contact: 218-429-3012

Updated 02/22/2024

Wealthwood State Forest

Wealthwood State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments: All roads are open within the forest, but many roads have ice damage to trees from last years December storm. Please travel with care. The Backstorm, Johnson Lake and Ecklund Impoundment roads are not open to ATV/UTV use per Wildlife Management Area rules.

Contact: 218-429-3012

Updated 02/22/2024

Welsh Lake State Forest

Welsh Lake State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Closed

Comments: There are no off-highway vehicle riding opportunities in this forest.

Contact: 218-308-2065

Updated 06/09/2022

White Earth State Forest

White Earth State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-888-7734

Updated 12/07/2023

Individual road information:

Little Scenic Road: Road is closed for spring breakup.

Updated 05/17/2023

Whiteface River State Forest

Whiteface River State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Closed

Comments: There are no off-highway vehicle riding opportunities in this forest.

Contact: 218-879-0880 x 222

Updated 01/22/2024

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