Temporary state forest road closures

Due to extensive storm damage and flooding in spring 2022 in combination with limited road repair capacity, some state forest roads will be closed for an extended time. We ask your patience as we work through the long list of road, bridge, and culvert repairs this year.

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.

Badoura State Forest

Badoura State Forest

Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-732-3309

Updated 08/19/2022

Battleground State Forest

Battleground State Forest

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 05/03/2022

Bear Island State Forest

Bear Island State Forest

Status: Open

Comments: South Bear Head road gravel project is complete. Stay safe!

Contact: 218-300-7800

Updated 09/29/2022

Beltrami Island State Forest

Beltrami Island State Forest

Status: Open

Comments: Road repairs are taking place on many of the forest roads. Spot Graveling will be occuring on West Rapid River, Moose River East, Norland, River Road and Bemis Grade within the next month.

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

Updated 09/19/2022

Individual road information:

Benards Orchard Trail: Repairs are taking place to fix low holes.

Updated 09/19/2022

Hammer Hills Road: There are several portions of the trail that have standing water. Proceed with caution. Rock work currently being done.

Updated 09/19/2022

Mary's Road: Repairs are currently being done on this road. Proceed with caution.

Updated 09/19/2022

Rapid River Road: Road has been opened but wet spots still exist due to recent rains. Drive with extra caution.

Updated 09/19/2022

Stotts Road: Repairs are currently being done on this road. Proceed with caution.

Updated 09/19/2022

Swamp Buck Trail: Repairs are currently being done on this road. Proceed with caution.

Updated 09/19/2022

West Rapid River Road: Road is open but wet due to recent heavy rains.

Updated 09/19/2022

Big Fork State Forest

Big Fork State Forest

Status: Open

Comments: Open to vehicles under 4 tons per axle.

Contact: 218-212-2001

Updated 09/15/2022

Birch Lakes State Forest

Birch Lakes State Forest

Status: Open

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

Contact: 320-616-2450, ext. 233

Updated 09/29/2022

Blackduck State Forest

Blackduck State Forest

Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-888-7734

Updated 06/23/2022

Bowstring State Forest

Bowstring State Forest

Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-212-2001

Updated 09/15/2022

Buena Vista State Forest

Buena Vista State Forest

Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-888-7734

Updated 06/23/2022

Burntside State Forest

Burntside State Forest

Status: Closed

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

Contact: 218-300-7800

Updated 09/29/2022

Centennial State Forest

Centennial State Forest

Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-203-4423

Updated 09/27/2022

Chengwatana State Forest

Chengwatana State Forest

Status: Open

Comments: OPEN South Fork road is open

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

Updated 09/29/2022

Cloquet Valley State Forest

Cloquet Valley State Forest

Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-878-5640

Updated 10/03/2022

Crow Wing State Forest

Crow Wing State Forest

Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-203-4423

Updated 09/27/2022

D.A.R. State Forest

D.A.R. State Forest

Status: Closed

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

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

Updated 09/29/2022

Emily State Forest

Emily State Forest

Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-203-4423

Updated 09/27/2022

Finland State Forest

Finland State Forest

Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-353-8844

Updated 09/29/2022

Individual road information:

Beaver River Road: Closed due to washouts. Due to the extensive nature of damage, the timeframe to open this road is unknown at this time.

Updated 09/29/2022

East General Grade #307: Closed due to washouts.

Updated 09/29/2022

Heffelfinger Road: Road closed due to bridge project on Crystal Bay Township side of road.

Updated 09/29/2022

Hockamin Creek Road: CLOSED

Updated 09/29/2022

Moose Walk/Moose Run: OPEN, EXCEPT section of Moose Run from Co. Rd. 6 to Finland Rec.Hall will remain CLOSED for repairs.

Updated 09/29/2022

Sonju Lake Road: Minor washouts. Travel with caution.

Updated 09/29/2022

Stoney River Road:

Updated 09/29/2022

Whyte Road:

Updated 09/29/2022

Fond du Lac State Forest

Fond du Lac State Forest

Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-878-8640

Updated 10/03/2022

Foot Hills State Forest

Foot Hills State Forest

Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-947-8600

Updated 09/27/2022

General C. C. Andrews State Forest

General C. C. Andrews State Forest

Status: Open

Comments: OPEN Logging activity on East/West road by the intersection of Willow River north forest road.

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

Updated 09/29/2022

George Washington State Forest

George Washington State Forest

Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-212-2001

Updated 09/29/2022

Individual road information:

Thistledew Trail: Trucks hauling, use caution

Updated 09/29/2022

Wasson Lake Road: Open to vehicles under 4 tons per axle.

Updated 09/29/2022

Golden Anniversary State Forest

Golden Anniversary State Forest

Status: Closed

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

Contact: 218-212-2001

Updated 09/15/2022

Grand Portage State Forest

Grand Portage State Forest

Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-353-8844

Updated 09/29/2022

Individual road information:

Andy Lake Road: Open

Updated 09/29/2022

Ester Lake: Esther Lake road is closed from the Arrowhead Trail to the Tom Lake Rd.

Updated 09/29/2022

Hovland Tower Road: Closed

Updated 09/29/2022

Irish Creek Road:

Updated 09/29/2022

Jackson Lake:

Updated 09/29/2022

Kelly Hills Road: Closed

Updated 09/29/2022

Otter Lake Road:

Updated 09/29/2022

Powers Lake Road:

Updated 09/29/2022

Thorsen Road:

Updated 09/29/2022

Thorson Road:

Updated 09/29/2022

Tom: Open Washout on the Tom Lake Access/ Brumbaugh Rd.

Updated 09/29/2022

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

Updated 09/29/2022

Hill River State Forest

Hill River State Forest

Status: Open

Comments: All roads are open unless posted otherwise. No ATV use is allowed on the Wiediger or Haypoint WMA roads.

Contact: 218-429-3012

Updated 09/21/2022

Huntersville State Forest

Huntersville State Forest

Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-732-3309

Updated 08/19/2022

Insula Lake State Forest

Insula Lake State Forest

Status: Closed

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

Contact:

Updated 09/29/2022

Kabetogama State Forest

Kabetogama State Forest

Status: Open

Comments: Shuster road has had the 2 mile washed out culvert reset.9/9/2022 Thank you for your patience and stay safe!

Contact: 218-757-3274

Updated 09/29/2022

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 09/09/2022

Shuster: Road is in very rough shape. The washed out culvert has been reset. The road will remain open to provide access to the forest, however please be careful and stay safe if driving this road. Thank you for your patience.

Updated 09/22/2022

Koochiching State Forest

Koochiching State Forest

Status: Open

Comments: Some roads have flood damage, check for particular road opening/closures.

Contact: 218-888-9050

Updated 09/15/2022

Individual road information:

Dentaybow Road: Open to all vehicles

Updated 09/15/2022

Nelson Road: Open to all vehicles

Updated 09/15/2022

Promersberger Road: Open to all vehicles

Updated 09/15/2022

Rifle Range Road: Flooding from beavers over the road. Please do not disturb the dam as trapping efforts are underway.

Updated 09/15/2022

River Road: Open to all vehicles

Updated 09/15/2022

Section 10 Road: Open to all vehicles. Timber harvesting occurring on the first mile of road. use extra caution when around the equipment and trucks.

Updated 09/15/2022

Wisner Road: Open to vehicles under 4 tons.

Updated 09/15/2022

Lake Isabella State Forest

Lake Isabella State Forest

Status: Closed

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

Contact:

Updated 09/29/2022

Lake Jeanette State Forest

Lake Jeanette State Forest

Status: Closed

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

Contact:

Updated 09/29/2022

Lake of the Woods State Forest

Lake of the Woods State Forest

Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-395-6039

Updated 06/24/2022

Land O' Lakes State Forest

Land O' Lakes State Forest

Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-203-4423

Updated 09/27/2022

Lost River State Forest

Lost River State Forest

Status: Open

Comments: Roads are open. Heavy Log Truck traffic from logging operations at this time. Scattered spot graveling will be taking place. Additional problems may develop in places with additional rainfall. Drive with caution.

Contact: 218-386-1304

Updated 09/19/2022

Lyons State Forest

Lyons State Forest

Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-732-3309

Updated 08/19/2022

Mississippi Headwaters State Forest

Mississippi Headwaters State Forest

Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-888-7734

Updated 06/23/2022

Nemadji State Forest

Nemadji State Forest

Status: Open

Comments: OPEN Please check trails page for trail information.

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

Updated 09/29/2022

Northwest Angle State Forest

Northwest Angle State Forest

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 09/19/2022

Pat Bayle State Forest

Pat Bayle State Forest

Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-353-8844

Updated 09/29/2022

Paul Bunyan State Forest

Paul Bunyan State Forest

Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-732-3309

Updated 08/19/2022

Individual road information:

Gulch Forest Road:

Updated 06/23/2022

Halvorson Road: .

Updated 06/23/2022

Pillsbury State Forest

Pillsbury State Forest

Status: Open

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

Contact: 218-203-4423

Updated 09/27/2022

Pine Island State Forest

Pine Island State Forest

Status: Open

Comments: Some roads have flood damage, check for particular road opening/closures.

Contact: 218-888-9050

Updated 09/15/2022

Individual road information:

Ben Linn Road: Open to all vehicles

Updated 09/15/2022

Boise Boulevard: CLOSED to all vehicles due to flooding

Updated 04/25/2022

Fiero Road: open to vehicles under 4 ton GVWR

Updated 09/15/2022

Hendrickson's Camp Road: Open to all vehicles under 4 ton GVW.

Updated 09/15/2022

Lindford Ditch Grade: We are aware of flooding from beavers over the road. Please do not disturb the dam as trapping efforts are underway. Excavator contract is prepared and road will be fixed as soon as beavers are removed.

Updated 09/15/2022

Mannilas Summer Road: Closed to all OHVs and vehicles over 2,000 lbs. GVW.

Updated 09/08/2022

Pine Island Road: Open to all vehicles

Updated 09/15/2022

Pine Island Road West: Open to all vehicles

Updated 09/15/2022

Porter Ridge Road: open to all vehicles

Updated 09/15/2022

Sturgeon River Landing Ro: open to all vehicles. Timber harvesting operations occurring at mile 2.5 of the road. Be cautious while traveling the road as heavy trucks are hauling.

Updated 09/15/2022

Toumey-Williams Road: Open to all vehicles under 4 tons GVW.

Updated 09/15/2022

Red Lake State Forest

Red Lake State Forest

Status: Closed

Comments: Roads are seasonally closed due to spring conditions.

Contact: 218-888-7734

Updated 06/23/2022

Remer State Forest

Remer State Forest

Status: Open

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

Contact: 218-203-4423

Updated 12/06/2021

Richard J. Dorer Memorial Hardwood Forest

Richard J. Dorer Memorial Hardwood Forest

Status: Open

Comments: Open with exceptions

Contact: 507-522-5068

Updated 09/30/2022

Individual road information:

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

Updated 09/30/2022

Bronk Minimum Maintenance:

Updated 09/30/2022

Rum River State Forest

Rum River State Forest

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 09/29/2022

Sand Dunes State Forest

Sand Dunes State Forest

Status: Open

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

Contact: 763-856-4826

Updated 09/29/2022

Savanna State Forest

Savanna State Forest

Status: Open

Comments: All roads are closed unless otherwise posted.

Contact: 218-429-3012

Updated 09/21/2022

Smokey Bear State Forest

Smokey Bear State Forest

Status: Closed

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

Contact: 218-888-9050

Updated 08/18/2022

Smoky Hills State Forest

Smoky Hills State Forest

Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-732-3309

Updated 08/19/2022

Individual road information:

MMR 0420: Trucks hauling on this section until October 1, 2022

Updated 08/19/2022

Snake River State Forest

Snake River State Forest

Status: Open

Comments: OPEN

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

Updated 09/29/2022

Solana State Forest

Solana State Forest

Status: Open

Comments: All roads are posted unless otherwise posted.

Contact: 218-429-3012

Updated 09/21/2022

Individual road information:

Barney's MMR # 1012: Open to vehicles less than 2000lbs GVW

Updated 09/21/2022

Dehaven : Closed

Updated 09/21/2022

Giese MMR: Closed

Updated 09/21/2022

Herubin MMR: Closed

Updated 09/21/2022

MMR 0601: Closed

Updated 09/21/2022

St. Croix State Forest

St. Croix State Forest

Status: Open

Comments: OPEN

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

Updated 09/29/2022

Sturgeon River State Forest

Sturgeon River State Forest

Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-274-7043

Updated 09/29/2022

Two Inlets State Forest

Two Inlets State Forest

Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-732-3309

Updated 08/19/2022

Waukenabo State Forest

Waukenabo State Forest

Status: Open

Comments: All roads are open unless otherwise posted.

Contact: 218-429-3012

Updated 09/21/2022

Wealthwood State Forest

Wealthwood State Forest

Status: Open

Comments: All forest roads are open unless posted otherwise. No ATV use is allowed on the Backstrom, Ecklund Impoundment or Johnson Lake Roads.

Contact: 218-429-3012

Updated 09/21/2022

Welsh Lake State Forest

Welsh Lake State Forest

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

Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-888-7734

Updated 08/19/2022

Whiteface River State Forest

Whiteface River State Forest

Status: Closed

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

Contact: 218-879-0880 x 222

Updated 07/20/2022