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 05/23/2024

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 05/23/2024

Bear Island State Forest

Bear Island State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

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

Contact: 218-300-7800

Updated 06/14/2024

Beltrami Island State Forest

Beltrami Island State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments: All roads are open unless posted otherwise. Due to recent rains expect some soft spots. If you have any questions feel free to call the local DNR forestry office.

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

Updated 06/07/2024

Individual road information:

Benards Orchard Trail: Gated portion of trail is closed to all ATV use due to water over the trail.

Updated 06/07/2024

Butler Grade: Travel with caution due to water/low areas.

Updated 06/07/2024

Elkwood Road: road currently closed to vehicles over 2000lbs GVW

Updated 06/07/2024

Hammer Hills Road: Segment between Wobble Grade and Mallet spur is underwater and currently closed. Use Thompson forest road as a detour. Expect some water in other low areas.

Updated 06/07/2024

Harker's Field Road: Closed to Vehicles over 2000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight. Damage from heavy rains.

Updated 06/07/2024

Mary's Road: Closed to vehicles over 2000lb GVW

Updated 06/07/2024

Powerline Trail: Closed to Vehicles over 2000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight. Damaged from heavy rains.

Updated 06/07/2024

Swamp Buck Trail: Closed to vehicles over 2000lb GVW

Updated 06/07/2024

Trout Stream Road: Closed to Vehicles over 2000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight.

Updated 06/07/2024

Big Fork State Forest

Big Fork State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-212-2001

Updated 05/31/2024

Individual road information:

Cutfoot Road: Open. Wash for flood damage!

Updated 05/31/2024

Birch Lakes State Forest

Birch Lakes State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

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

Contact: 320-616-2450, ext. 233

Updated 06/13/2024

Blackduck State Forest

Blackduck State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments: Roads closed due to spring thaw conditions.

Contact: 218-888-7734

Updated 05/08/2024

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. *Watch for flood damage!*

Contact: 218-212-2001

Updated 05/31/2024

Buena Vista State Forest

Buena Vista State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-888-7734

Updated 04/24/2024

Individual road information:

Buena Vista Forest Road:

Updated 04/24/2024

Fosston Trail:

Updated 04/24/2024

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 06/14/2024

Centennial State Forest

Centennial State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-203-4423

Updated 05/31/2024

Chengwatana State Forest

Chengwatana State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments: OPEN Main road is washed out. No access to ATV parking at the end of the road. South Fork road is open due to main road washout

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

Updated 06/12/2024

Cloquet Valley State Forest

Cloquet Valley State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-878-5640

Updated 06/17/2024

Crow Wing State Forest

Crow Wing State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-203-4423

Updated 05/31/2024

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 06/12/2024

Emily State Forest

Emily State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-203-4423

Updated 05/31/2024

Finland State Forest

Finland State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments: Use caution when driving state forest roads. Watch for grader.

Contact: 218-353-8844

Updated 06/13/2024

Fond du Lac State Forest

Fond du Lac State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-878-8640

Updated 06/17/2024

Individual road information:

Ditch Bank Road: There is water over the road on the west end. Travel at your own risk.

Updated 06/17/2024

Foot Hills State Forest

Foot Hills State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-947-8600

Updated 05/31/2024

General C. C. Andrews State Forest

General C. C. Andrews State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments: OPEN

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

Updated 06/12/2024

George Washington State Forest

George Washington State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-212-2001

Updated 06/06/2024

Individual road information:

Holmstrom Road: Watch for flood damage.

Updated 06/06/2024

South Lofgren Road: Watch for flood damage.

Updated 06/06/2024

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

Updated 06/06/2024

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 05/31/2024

Grand Portage State Forest

Grand Portage State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments: Use caution when driving state forest roads. Watch for grader.

Contact: 218-353-8844

Updated 06/17/2024

Individual road information:

Andy Lake Road: Open

Updated 06/17/2024

Ester Lake:

Updated 06/17/2024

Hovland Tower Road:

Updated 06/17/2024

Irish Creek Road:

Updated 06/17/2024

Jackson Lake:

Updated 06/17/2024

Kelly Hills Road: Closed

Updated 06/17/2024

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

Updated 06/17/2024

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

Updated 06/17/2024

Thorsen Road:

Updated 06/17/2024

Thorson Road:

Updated 06/17/2024

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

Updated 06/17/2024

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

Updated 06/17/2024

Hill River State Forest

Hill River State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments: All roads open unless posted otherwise.

Contact: 218-429-3012

Updated 06/13/2024

Individual road information:

Brower Road: Closed

Updated 06/13/2024

Hybrid Aspen Road: Closed

Updated 06/13/2024

Quadna Road: Closed

Updated 06/13/2024

Huntersville State Forest

Huntersville State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-732-3309

Updated 05/23/2024

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 06/14/2024

Kabetogama State Forest

Kabetogama State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments: Forest is open. Some roads are waiting for repairs, however remain open. Please drive slow as all roads are rough and on the list for a grading. Thank you for your patience and stay safe!

Contact: 218-300-7800

Updated 06/14/2024

Individual road information:

Elbow Lake Grade: Road is open, however use caution as road is rough and one culvert washout is passable only as a low water crossing. Plan is in the works for replacement tentatively by 7/5/2024. Thank you for your patience and stay safe!

Updated 06/14/2024

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

Updated 05/30/2024

Shuster: Shuster road is in very rough shape. The road will reopen to provide access to the forest as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.

Updated 05/30/2024

Koochiching State Forest

Koochiching State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments: Due to wet conditions some forest road closures in effect. See individual road for details.

Contact: 218-888-9051

Updated 06/06/2024

Individual road information:

Caldwell Road: *Watch for flood damage!*

Updated 05/31/2024

Cutfoot Road: Watch for flood damage.

Updated 05/31/2024

Dentaybow Road: Open to all vehicles

Updated 06/06/2024

Holmstrom Spur Road: Watch for flood damage.

Updated 05/31/2024

Nelson Road: open to all vehicles

Updated 06/06/2024

Promersberger Road: Open to all vehicles.

Updated 06/06/2024

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

Updated 06/06/2024

River Road: Open to all vehicles

Updated 05/30/2024

Section 10 Road: Open to all vehicles.

Updated 06/06/2024

South Lofgren Road: Watch for flood damage.

Updated 05/31/2024

Wisner Road: Open to all vehicles.

Updated 06/06/2024

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 06/14/2024

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 06/14/2024

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: Forest roads are open, there are trail closers throughout the forest that are posted.

Contact: 218-203-4423

Updated 05/31/2024

Lost River State Forest

Lost River State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments: Roads are currently open. Some ditch cleanup work with happen on the Norland road in June.

Contact: 218-386-1304

Updated 06/07/2024

Individual road information:

Grafstrom Trail: Trail is closed due to heavy rains.

Updated 06/07/2024

Lyons State Forest

Lyons State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-732-3309

Updated 05/23/2024

Mississippi Headwaters State Forest

Mississippi Headwaters State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-888-7734

Updated 04/24/2024

Individual road information:

Bear Den Landing Road:

Updated 04/24/2024

Old Fosston Trail Road:

Updated 04/22/2024

Pine Point Road:

Updated 04/24/2024

Nemadji State Forest

Nemadji State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments: OPEN Forest is wet please do not tear up roads.

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

Updated 06/12/2024

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 06/07/2024

Pat Bayle State Forest

Pat Bayle State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-353-8844

Updated 06/13/2024

Paul Bunyan State Forest

Paul Bunyan State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-732-3309

Updated 05/23/2024

Individual road information:

Gulch Forest Road:

Updated 04/22/2024

Halvorson Road:

Updated 04/22/2024

Schoolcraft Tower Mountai: Road closed due to spring thaw conditions.

Updated 03/14/2024

Schoolcraft Tower Road: Road closed due to spring thaw conditions.

Updated 03/14/2024

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 05/31/2024

Pine Island State Forest

Pine Island State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments: Due to wet conditions some forest road closures in effect. See individual road for details.

Contact: 218-888-9050

Updated 06/06/2024

Individual road information:

Ben Linn Road: Open to all vehicles

Updated 06/06/2024

Boise Boulevard: Closed to all vehicles over 2000 lbs GVW

Updated 03/08/2024

Boquist Road: CLOSED to vehicles over 2,000 lbs. GVW.

Updated 03/08/2024

Caldwell Road: *Watch for flood damage!*

Updated 05/31/2024

Fiero Road: Closed to vehicles over 10000 lbs

Updated 06/06/2024

Frontier-Farmer Road: Closed to vehicles over 2000 lbs.

Updated 03/08/2024

Henrickson's Camp Road: Open to all vehicles

Updated 06/06/2024

Indian Pines Road: Closed to vehicles over 9,000 pounds GVW.

Updated 03/08/2024

Lindford Ditch Grade: Closed to vehicles over 2000 lbs.

Updated 06/06/2024

Little Tamarack Rd: Road closed due to spring thaw conditions.

Updated 03/14/2024

Lost River Road: Open to all vehicles

Updated 05/09/2024

Mannilas Summer Road: Closed to vehicles over 2000 lbs GVW

Updated 06/06/2024

Old Buck Road: Road closed due to spring thaw conditions.

Updated 03/14/2024

Pine Island Road: Open to all vehicles from County Road 30 to Christenson's corner (Mile 18)

Updated 06/06/2024

Pine Island Road West: Closed for construction, from Mile 18 to the Koochiching county line. Estimated completion date 7/1/2024.

Updated 06/06/2024

Porter Ridge Road: Closed to vehicles over 10,000lbs GVW

Updated 06/06/2024

Sturgeon River Landing Ro: open to all vehicles.

Updated 06/06/2024

Twomey-Williams Road: Open to all vehicles under 4 ton axle weight

Updated 06/06/2024

Red Lake State Forest

Red Lake State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Closed

Comments:

Contact: 218-888-7734

Updated 06/13/2024

Individual road information:

Range Line Road:

Updated 05/08/2024

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 06/13/2024

Individual road information:

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

Updated 06/13/2024

Bronk Minimum Maintenance:

Updated 06/13/2024

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 06/13/2024

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 06/13/2024

Savanna State Forest

Savanna State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments: All roads are open unless posted otherwise.

Contact: 218-429-3012

Updated 06/13/2024

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 05/23/2024

Smoky Hills State Forest

Smoky Hills State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-732-3309

Updated 05/23/2024

Snake River State Forest

Snake River State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments: OPEN

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

Updated 06/13/2024

Solana State Forest

Solana State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments: All roads posted for spring restrictions.

Contact: 218-429-3012

Updated 06/13/2024

Individual road information:

Giese Road: Closed

Updated 06/13/2024

Herubin : Closed

Updated 06/13/2024

MMR 0601: Closed

Updated 06/13/2024

White Pine Spur MMR#0265: CLOSED

Updated 06/13/2024

St. Croix State Forest

St. Croix State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments: Open

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

Updated 06/12/2024

Sturgeon River State Forest

Sturgeon River State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Closed

Comments: Use caution, roads have soft shoulders and water across the roads.

Contact: 218-274-7043

Updated 06/06/2024

Two Inlets State Forest

Two Inlets State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-732-3309

Updated 05/23/2024

Waukenabo State Forest

Waukenabo State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments: All roads open unless posted otherwise.

Contact: 218-429-3012

Updated 06/13/2024

Wealthwood State Forest

Wealthwood State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments: All roads are open unless posted otherwise.

Contact: 218-429-3012

Updated 06/13/2024

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 05/23/2024

White Earth State Forest

White Earth State Forest

State Forest Roads Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-888-7734

Updated 05/23/2024

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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