Temporary State Forest Road Closures

Fire Danger Rating Map

Fire Danger Rating

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.

In a closed forest, all roads and trails are closed except for routes specifically listed as open below. This includes all unmarked roads and trails. Be sure to check the comments for specific guidelines.

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 Forest218-732-330903/06/2018
Battleground State ForestTHERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST.218-308-206503/31/2016
Bear Island State ForestOPEN Roads open to vehicles under 4 TON per axil218-757-327403/22/2018
Beltrami Island State ForestRoad restrictions are in place for all forest roads. Gates will be closed on secondary roads. Please follow the posted restrictions.218-386-1304/218-634-217204/17/2018
Aichele Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2018
Airport Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2018
Bankton Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 pounds GVW.
04/17/2018
Bednar
Closed to Vehicles over 1,000 lbs GVW
03/26/2018
Bemis Hill
Closed to Vehicles over 9,000 lbs GVW
03/26/2018
Benard's Orchard Trail
East 1/2 of this road is currently closed. The north/south stretch on west side is restricted to vehicles less than 1000 lbs GVW.
03/26/2018
Blacks-Winner Road
Closed to Vehicles over 1,000 lbs GVW
03/26/2018
Butterfield
Closed to Vehicles over 9,000 lbs GVW
03/26/2018
Butterfield
Closed to Vehicles over 9,000 lbs GVW
04/17/2018
Canning Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2018
Carp's Road East and West
Closed to Vehicles over 1,000 lbs GVW
04/17/2018
Carp's (West/East
Closed to Vehicles over 1,000 lbs GVW
04/17/2018
Cole Road
Closed to Vehicles over 1,000 lbs GVW
03/26/2018
Dick's Parkway
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
03/26/2018
East Hogsback
Closed to Vehicles over 1,000 lbs GVW
04/17/2018
East Hogsback Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW.
04/17/2018
Elkwood Road
Currently closed for trail repairs
03/26/2018
Faunce
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2018
Faunce-Butterfield Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2018
Hammer Hills Road
Closed to vehicles over 1000 lbs GVW
03/26/2018
Harker's Field Road
Closed to vehicles over 1000 lbs GVW Powerline section is CLOSED.
03/26/2018
Hiwood Road East
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs GVW. Gates closed.
03/26/2018
Hiwood Road West
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW.
03/26/2018
Hogsback O'Brien Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2018
Krull Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2018
Linder Lookout
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
03/26/2018
Luxemberger Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW. Gates Closed.
03/26/2018
Mary's Road
Mary's Road is closed for trail repairs. (2 miles)
03/26/2018
McAdams Road
The McAdams Road is closed for trail repairs. (1/2 mile) Closed to vehicle traffic; but open for access for hunting using ATV. Currently open for ATV and snowmobile use during frozen ground conditions.
03/26/2018
Moose River East & West
Closed to Vehicles over 1,000 lbs GVW
03/26/2018
Morehouse Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW. Gate closed.
03/26/2018
Neheim Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW. Gate Closed.
03/26/2018
Nelson Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2018
Norris-Roosevelt Road
Closed to Vehicles over 9,000 lbs GVW
03/26/2018
North Moose River Dike Ro
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
03/26/2018
Northwest Boundary
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
03/26/2018
OHV TRAILS
Closed to Vehicles over 1,000 lbs GVW
03/26/2018
Palsburg Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW.
03/26/2018
Penturen Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW.
03/26/2018
Pitt Grade Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2018
Rapid River Road
Closed to Vehicles over 1,000 lbs GVW
04/17/2018
River Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW to last cabin Closed to vehicles over 1000 lbs GVW east of last cabin
03/26/2018
Root Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
03/26/2018
Santa Anna Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2018
Saul Road
This road is a designated hunter walking trail. Open in frozen ground conditions for forest management purposes.
03/26/2018
Smith and Stacey Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
03/26/2018
Snow's Road
Closed to vehicles over 1000 lbs GVW
03/26/2018
Spina Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2018
Stoney Corners Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2018
Stotts Road
The Stotts Road south of Hanson Creek is closed for OHV trail repairs. (2 miles) Closed to vehicle traffic; but open for access for hunting using ATV. Currently open for ATV and snowmobile use during frozen ground conditions.
03/26/2018
Summer Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
03/26/2018
Swamp Buck Trail
Also known as the 1118 trail, this trail in under construction for culvert installation.
03/26/2018
Tanges/Swartz/Ditch 10
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
03/26/2018
Thompson Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
03/26/2018
Tofte Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW. Gates Open
03/26/2018
Trout Stream Road
Open for Walking Traffic
03/26/2018
West Bankton Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 pounds GVW.
04/17/2018
West Moose River Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW Gates Closed.
03/26/2018
West Rapid River Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2018
Winner Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
03/26/2018
Wobbles Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
03/26/2018
Big Fork State ForestOpen218-246-834303/22/2018
Cutfoot Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons/axle.
03/22/2018
Birch Lakes State ForestState forest roads are Closed to highway-licensed vehicles. THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST.320-616-2450, ext. 23304/19/2018
Blackduck State Forest218-835-316504/12/2018
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.218-246-834303/06/2018
Buena Vista State ForestRoad restrictions are in place for all forest roads. Gates will be closed on secondary roads. Please follow the posted restrictions218-835-316504/13/2018
Burntside State ForestTHERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST.218-753-2580, ext. 26103/22/2018
Centennial State ForestCLOSED04/19/2018
Chengwatana State ForestClosed320-245-6789/218-460-702004/17/2018
Cloquet Valley State ForestClosed218-878-564004/11/2018
Bear Lake Road
Closed
04/11/2018
Buzz Ryan Road
Closed
04/11/2018
Carroll Trail
Closed
04/11/2018
Jim Readdy Road
Closed
04/11/2018
Marshall Trail
Closed
04/11/2018
North Branch Carroll Tr
Closed
04/11/2018
Crow Wing State ForestCLOSED218-203-442304/19/2018
D.A.R. State ForestTHERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST.320-245-6789/218-460-702004/17/2018
Emily State ForestCLOSED218-203-442304/19/2018
Finland State ForestRoads may or may not be passable, due to snow and wet conditions.218-353-884404/19/2018
Fond du Lac State ForestClosed218-878-864004/11/2018
Ditch Bank Road
Closed
04/11/2018
Fire Tower Trail
Closed
06/05/2017
Goat Road
Closed
04/11/2018
Lake 36 Road
Closed
03/30/2018
Spirit Lake Road
Closed
04/11/2018
Foot Hills State ForestCLOSED218-947-323204/19/2018
General C. C. Andrews State ForestOPEN.320-245-6789/218-460-702004/17/2018
George Washington State ForestOpen218-743-369403/22/2018
Bear Lake Road
Open to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
03/22/2018
Beatrice Lake Road
Open to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
03/22/2018
Bower Road
Open
03/22/2018
Button Box Road
Open to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
03/22/2018
Cameron Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle.
03/22/2018
Deer Farm Lake Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons/axle from state gravel pit to South Loftgren Rroad.
03/22/2018
Holmstrom Road
Open to vehicles under 4 ton axle.
03/22/2018
Homestead Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle.
03/22/2018
Larson Lake Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle.
03/22/2018
Link Lake Road
Open to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
03/22/2018
Long Lake Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle.
03/22/2018
Lost Lake Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle.
03/22/2018
May Lake Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle.
03/22/2018
Perkins Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle.
03/22/2018
Roller Coaster Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 ton/axle
03/22/2018
Snake Trail Road
Open to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
03/22/2018
South Loftgren Road
Open to vehicles under 4 ton/axle.
03/22/2018
Stingy Lake Road
Open to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
03/22/2018
Thistledew Trail
03/22/2018
Valley River Road
Closed to vehicles over 4 ton axle
03/22/2018
Wasson Lake Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle.
03/22/2018
West Sturgeon Road
Open to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
03/22/2018
Wilson Lake Road
OPEN to vehcles under 4 tons per axle.
03/22/2018
Golden Anniversary State ForestTHERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST.218-246-834303/22/2018
Grand Portage State ForestRoads may or may not be passable, due to snow and wet conditions.218-353-884404/19/2018
Hill River State ForestOPEN, forest roads will be closing Monday 4-15-18218-697-247604/11/2018
Huntersville State Forest218-732-330903/06/2018
Insula Lake State ForestTHIS FOREST IS ALWAYS CLOSED TO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING BECAUSE IT IS ENTIRELY WITHIN THE BWCA WILDERNESS.03/22/2018
Kabetogama State ForestOPEN218-757-327403/22/2018
Biondich Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 2,000 lbs. GVW
03/22/2018
East Camp 90 Road
Open to vehicles under 4 TON per axil. 3 mile gate closed, restricted traffic under 2000 lb GVW.
03/22/2018
Elbow Lake Grade
Open to vehicles under 4 TON per axil
03/22/2018
North Ash Lake Road
Gate closed 3/26. Closed to vehicles over 2000 lb GVW
03/22/2018
Novak
Bridge downgraded to 10TON weight limit
10/12/2017
Pearl Lake/Johnson Farm R
Gate closed 3/26. Closed to vehicles over 2000 lb GVW
03/22/2018
Sheep Ranch Road
Open to vehicles under 4 TON per axil
03/22/2018
Townline Road
Open to vehicles under 4 TON per axil
03/22/2018
Koochiching State ForestOpen218-278-6651/218/254-798904/19/2018
Beaver Trail
Open
04/06/2018
Biondich Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 2000lbs GVW
04/06/2018
Caldwell Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle.
04/06/2018
Cutfoot Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle.
04/06/2018
Dentaybow Road
Open to ATV/OHV's under 2000 lbs.
04/19/2018
Ditch 7 Road
Open to ATV/OHV's under 2000 lbs.
04/19/2018
Holmstrom Spur Road
Open to vehicles under 4 ton/axle.
04/06/2018
Johnson Farm Road
Gate closed 3/26. Closed to vehicles over 2000 lb GVW
04/06/2018
Mile Post Six Road
Open to ATV/OHV's under 2000 lbs.
04/19/2018
Nelson Road
Open to ATV/OHV's under 2000 lbs.
04/19/2018
North Ash Lake Road
Gate closed 3/26. Closed to vehicles over 2000 lb GVW
04/06/2018
Promersberger Road
Open to ATV/OHV's under 2000 lbs.
04/19/2018
Rifle Range Road
Closed to vehicles over 2000 pounds
04/19/2018
River Road
Open to ATV/OHV's under 2000 lbs.
04/19/2018
Section 10 Road
Open to ATV/OHV's under 2000 lbs.
04/19/2018
South Lofgren Road
Open to vehicles under 4 tons/axle.
04/06/2018
Van Lynn Road
Open to ATV/OHV's under 2000 lbs.
04/19/2018
Wisner Road
Open to ATV/OHV's under 2000 lbs.
04/19/2018
Lake Isabella State ForestTHIS FOREST IS ALWAYS CLOSED TO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING BECAUSE IT IS ENTIRELY WITHIN THE BWCA WILDERNESS.04/19/2018
Lake Jeanette State ForestTHERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST.218-757-327403/22/2018
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.218-634-217204/12/2018
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
04/12/2018
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 ForestClosed218-947-323204/19/2018
Lost River State ForestNorland, Campbell and Lindberg roads Closed to Vehicles over 1,000 lbs GVW218-386-130403/26/2018
Campbell Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs GVW
03/26/2018
Lindberg Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
03/26/2018
Norland Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
03/26/2018
Lyons State ForestRoad is used as a snowmobile trail so is not open to road vehicles218-732-330902/20/2018
Mississippi Headwaters State ForestOpen218-835-316504/12/2018
Nemadji State ForestCLOSED320-245-6789/218-460-702004/17/2018
Northwest Angle State Forest218-386-130403/26/2018
Pat Bayle State ForestRoads may or may not be passable, due to snow and wet conditions.218-353-884404/19/2018
Paul Bunyan State ForestNumerous portions of the road system are used as groomed snowmobile trails and are closed to wheeled vehicles. The rest are not plowed so are likely impassable.218-835-316504/13/2018
Gulch Forest Road
Road restrictions are in place for all forest roads. Gates will be closed on secondary roads. Please follow the posted restrictions
04/13/2018
Pillsbury State ForestCLOSED Pillsbury State Forest Road Closed north of the shooting area. THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNIITES IN THIS FOREST.218-203-442304/19/2018
Pine Island State ForestOpen218-278-665104/19/2018
Anderson Road
08/31/2017
Ben Linn Road
OPEN Roads open to vehicles under 4 TON per axle
04/19/2018
Blanchard
Road restrictions are in place for all forest roads. Gates will be closed on secondary roads. Please follow the posted restrictions
04/12/2018
Boise Boulevard
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW.
04/17/2018
Boquist Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW.
04/17/2018
Caldwell Road
Open to vehicles under 4 tons per axle.
03/22/2018
East Gemmell
Open to vehicles under 4 tons per axle.
03/22/2018
Fiero Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2018
Flowing Well Road
Open to vehicles under 4 tons per axle.
03/22/2018
Frontier-Farmer Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2018
Hendrickson's Camp Road
Open to ATV/OHV's under 2000 lbs.
04/19/2018
Indian Pines Road
Closed to vehicles over 9,000 pounds GVW.
04/17/2018
Lindford Ditch Grade
Open to ATV/OHV's under 2000 lbs.
04/19/2018
Little Tamarack Rd
Road restrictions are in place for all forest roads. Gates will be closed on secondary roads. Please follow the posted restrictions
04/12/2018
Mannilas Summer Road
Open to ATV/OHV's under 2000 lbs.
04/19/2018
Pine Island Road
OPEN - Roads open to vehicles under 4 TONS per axle
04/19/2018
Porter Ridge Road
OPEN - Roads open to vehicles under 4 TONS per axle
04/19/2018
Promersberger Road
Open to ATV/OHV's under 2000 lbs.
04/19/2018
Sandsmark Road
Closed to vehicles over 9,000 pounds GVW.
04/17/2018
Sturgeon River Landing Ro
Open to ATV/OHV's under 2000 lbs.
04/19/2018
Toumey-Williams Road
Open to ATV/OHV's under 2000 lbs.
04/19/2018
West Gemmell
Open to vehicles under tons per axle.
03/22/2018
West Pine Island Road
Open to ATV/OHV's under 2000 lbs.
04/19/2018
Red Lake State ForestOpen - See exceptions218-835-316504/13/2018
Blanchard Road
Road restrictions are in place for all forest roads. Gates will be closed on secondary roads. Please follow the posted restrictions
04/13/2018
Little Tamarack Road 0098
Road restrictions are in place for all forest roads. Gates will be closed on secondary roads. Please follow the posted restrictions
04/13/2018
Lost River Road
Road restrictions are in place for all forest roads. Gates will be closed on secondary roads. Please follow the posted restrictions
04/13/2018
Remer State ForestTHERE ARE NO ROADS OR TRAILS IN THIS FOREST AND NO OHV-RIDING OPPORTUNITIES EXCEPT A PORTION OF THE SOO LINE TRAIL.218-203-442303/30/2018
Richard J. Dorer Memorial Hardwood ForestForest roads are OPEN to all motor vehicles unless signed otherwise. Forest trails are CLOSED unless signed open.507-206-284704/19/2018
Bronk Minimum Maintenance
Closed due to treacherous icy and snowy conditions on steep, narrow hill road
04/19/2018
Rum River State ForestAll roads are CLOSED 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.320-679-368304/19/2018
Sand Dunes State ForestState forest roads are OPEN to highway-licensed vehicles. THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNIITES IN THIS FOREST.763-856-482604/19/2018
Savanna State ForestOPEN, forest roads will be closed Monday 4-15-18.218-426-340704/11/2018
Smokey Bear State ForestTHERE ARE NO ROADS OR TRAILS, AND NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST.218-278-665101/26/2018
Smoky Hills State ForestSome of the roads are groomed for snowmobile use so are closed to wheeled vehicles. The rest are not plowed so are likely impassible.218-732-330903/06/2018
Snake River State ForestOPEN320-679-3683/218-460-702004/19/2018
Solana State ForestOPEN, forest roads will be closing Monday 4-15-18.320-592-324804/11/2018
Herubin MMR
CLOSED
08/21/2017
Kett Road
CLOSED
08/21/2017
St. Croix State ForestCLOSED320-245-6789/218-460-702004/17/2018
Sturgeon River State ForestOpen to vehicles under 4 tons per axle218-274-704303/22/2018
Dean Road
Open to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
03/22/2018
French Road
East 1/2 CLOSED.
03/22/2018
MMR0814
OPEN
11/03/2016
MMR0928
OPEN
11/03/2016
MMR 0944
OPEN
11/03/2016
Shannon Lake Road
Open to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
03/22/2018
Snake Trail Road
Open to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
03/22/2018
Two Inlets State ForestSome of the roads are groomed for snowmobile use so are closed to wheeled vehicles. The rest are not plowed so are likely impassible.218-732-330903/06/2018
Waukenabo State ForestOPEN, forest roads will be closing Monday 4-15-18.218-429-301104/11/2018
Wealthwood State ForestOPEN, forest roads will be closing Monday 4-15-18.218-429-301104/11/2018
Welsh Lake State ForestOPEN. THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST.218-308-206503/31/2016
White Earth State Forest218-308-206503/06/2018
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.
07/19/2017
Angus Lake Road
Angus Lake Road will be closed for one day on August 26th for Road Rally. It will reopen on the 27th.
08/17/2017
McKenzie Lake
McKenzie Lake Road will be closed for one day on Aug 26th for Road Rally. It will reopen on the 27th.
08/17/2017
Sawmill Road
Sawmill Road will be closed for one day on August 26th for Road Rally. It will reopen on the 27th.
08/17/2017
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.
07/19/2017
Whiteface River State ForestTHERE ARE NO ROADS OR TRAILS, AND NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST.218-879-0880 x 22203/17/2016