Temporary State Forest Road Closures

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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 Forest218-732-330905/15/2018
Battleground State ForestTHERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST.218-308-206503/31/2016
Bear Island State ForestOPEN218-757-327407/05/2018
Beltrami Island State Forestseveral road projects scheduled this summer. Expect road ROW to occur on some roads on west end before June 30th.218-386-1304/218-634-217206/18/2018
Benards Orchard Trail
atv only on east end. Watch for flooding due to beaver dams
06/18/2018
Elkwood Road
Summer 1000 lb restriction in effect.
06/18/2018
Mary's Road
1000 lb summer restriction in effect.
06/18/2018
McAdams Road
1000 lb summer restriction in effect.
06/18/2018
Thompson Road
road work scheduled from wobble grade to clear river starting June 19th. Expect this portion to be closed after July 4th.
06/18/2018
Big Fork State ForestOpen218-246-834306/28/2018
Cutfoot Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons/axle.
06/01/2018
Birch Lakes State ForestState forest roads are Opened to highway-licensed vehicles. THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST.320-616-2450, ext. 23307/11/2018
Blackduck State Forest218-835-316505/11/2018
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.218-246-834306/22/2018
Buena Vista State Forest218-835-316505/17/2018
Burntside State ForestTHERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST.218-300-780007/05/2018
Centennial State Forest07/13/2018
Chengwatana State ForestOPEN. With recent rains things are very wet320-245-6789/218-460-702007/12/2018
Cloquet Valley State ForestOpen218-878-564007/05/2018
Bear Lake Road
Open
07/05/2018
Buzz Ryan Road
Open
07/05/2018
Carroll Trail
Open
07/05/2018
Jim Readdy Road
Open
07/05/2018
Marshall Trail
Open
07/05/2018
North Branch Carroll Tr
Open
07/05/2018
Crow Wing State Forest218-203-442307/13/2018
D.A.R. State ForestTHERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST.320-245-6789/218-460-702007/12/2018
Emily State Forest218-203-442307/13/2018
Finland State ForestWatch for grader.218-353-884406/13/2018
Fond du Lac State Forest218-878-864007/05/2018
Ditch Bank Road
open
07/05/2018
Fire Tower Trail
Closed
07/05/2018
Goat Road
Open
07/05/2018
Lake 36 Road
Open
07/05/2018
Spirit Lake Road
Open
07/05/2018
Foot Hills State Forest218-947-323207/13/2018
General C. C. Andrews State ForestOPEN. Logging activity on south end of Freeway West Forest road320-245-6789/218-460-702007/12/2018
George Washington State Forest218-743-369407/12/2018
Bear Lake Road
07/12/2018
Beatrice Lake Road
07/12/2018
Bower Road
Open
07/12/2018
Button Box Road
07/12/2018
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 local traffic only from the intersection of the Valley River Forest Road to the north. Water over parts of the roads. Use caution.
07/12/2018
Link Lake Road
07/12/2018
Snake Trail Road
07/12/2018
Stingy Lake Road
07/12/2018
Thistledew Trail
05/21/2018
Valley River Road
06/19/2018
West Sturgeon Road
07/12/2018
Golden Anniversary State ForestTHERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST.218-246-834306/22/2018
Grand Portage State Forest218-353-884406/13/2018
Hill River State ForestOPEN. MMR 1680 and the Wiedegar Forest Road are CLOSED.218-697-247607/13/2018
Wiedegar Road
Closed
07/13/2018
Huntersville State Forest218-732-330905/15/2018
Insula Lake State ForestTHIS FOREST IS ALWAYS CLOSED TO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING BECAUSE IT IS ENTIRELY WITHIN THE BWCA WILDERNESS.07/05/2018
Kabetogama State ForestOPEN Caution - localized flooding218-757-327407/05/2018
Novak
Bridge downgraded to 10TON weight limit. Replacement planned 2018. No access during construction.
05/17/2018
Koochiching State ForestOpen Caution- Localized flooding218-278-6651/218/254-798907/05/2018
Beaver Trail
Open
05/18/2018
Dentaybow Road
Open
06/28/2018
Ditch 7 Road
Open to ATV/OHV's under 2000 lbs.
06/28/2018
Mile Post Six Road
Open to ATV/OHV's under 2000 lbs.
06/28/2018
Nelson Road
Open to ATV/OHV's under 2000 lbs.
06/28/2018
Promersberger Road
Open
06/28/2018
Rifle Range Road
Closed to vehicles over 2000 pounds
06/28/2018
River Road
Open to ATV/OHV's under 2000 lbs.
06/28/2018
Section 10 Road
Open
06/28/2018
Van Lynn Road
Open to ATV/OHV's under 2000 lbs.
06/28/2018
Wisner Road
Open
06/28/2018
Lake Isabella State ForestTHIS FOREST IS ALWAYS CLOSED TO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING BECAUSE IT IS ENTIRELY WITHIN THE BWCA WILDERNESS.07/05/2018
Lake Jeanette State ForestTHERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST.218-757-327407/05/2018
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.218-634-217205/21/2018
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
05/21/2018
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 Forest218-947-323207/13/2018
Lost River State Forestexpect road ROW mowing to occur before June 30th.218-386-130406/18/2018
Lyons State ForestMostly in good shape but soft spots exist on the south end and are posted closed. The rest of the trails are usable.218-732-330905/15/2018
Mississippi Headwaters State ForestOpen218-835-316505/17/2018
Nemadji State ForestOPEN There is water over the Net Lake road past the Big Tooth road but still passable. Net Lake road had washing from storms 6/16 so be careful. The Harlis has multiple washouts and is impassible & closed to all traffic.320-245-6789/218-460-702007/12/2018
Harlis Road
Closed. Impassible due to washouts.
07/12/2018
Northwest Angle State ForestTHERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. Red Lake tribal lands are always CLOSED to non-band members.218-386-130406/18/2018
Pat Bayle State Forest218-353-884406/13/2018
Paul Bunyan State ForestThe Martineau OHM trail will have three closures for forest management activities. The first will be east of the Pine View trail/ south of the Steamboat Forest Road. The second will be between Highway 64 and Spur 2 and south of the Spur 2 cutoff. . The third will be east of the Parkway Forest road between markers 694-175 and 700-165. It is expected the second and third closures will only last a week or two. These segments will have alternatives to get around the harvest areas.218-835-316506/27/2018
Gulch Forest Road
06/27/2018
Pillsbury State ForestTHERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNIITES IN THIS FOREST.218-203-442307/13/2018
Pine Island State Forest218-278-665106/28/2018
Anderson Road
06/28/2018
Ben Linn Road
OPEN Roads open to vehicles under 4 TON per axle
06/28/2018
Blanchard
06/28/2018
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
Fiero Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
06/28/2018
Frontier-Farmer Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
06/28/2018
Hendrickson's Camp Road
Open
06/28/2018
Indian Pines Road
Closed to vehicles over 9,000 pounds GVW.
06/28/2018
Lindford Ditch Grade
Open to ATV/OHV's under 2000 lbs.
06/28/2018
Little Tamarack Rd
06/28/2018
Mannilas Summer Road
Open to ATV/OHV's under 2000 lbs.
06/28/2018
Pine Island Road
OPEN - Roads open to vehicles under 4 TONS per axle
06/28/2018
Porter Ridge Road
OPEN - Roads open to vehicles under 4 TONS per axle
06/28/2018
Promersberger Road
Open
06/28/2018
Sandsmark Road
Closed to vehicles over 9,000 pounds GVW.
06/28/2018
Sturgeon River Landing Ro
Open
06/28/2018
Toumey-Williams Road
Open
06/28/2018
West Pine Island Road
Open to vehicles under 4 tons/axle.
06/28/2018
Red Lake State ForestOpen - See exceptions218-835-316505/21/2018
Blanchard Road
05/21/2018
Little Tamarack Road 0098
05/11/2018
Lost River Road
05/11/2018
Remer State ForestTHERE ARE NO ROADS OR TRAILS IN THIS FOREST AND NO OHV-RIDING OPPORTUNITIES EXCEPT A PORTION OF THE SOO LINE TRAIL.218-203-442306/07/2018
Richard J. Dorer Memorial Hardwood ForestForest roads are OPEN to all motor vehicles unless signed otherwise. Forest trails are CLOSED unless signed open.507-206-284707/12/2018
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.320-679-368307/11/2018
Sand Dunes State ForestState forest roads are OPEN to highway-licensed vehicles. THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNIITES IN THIS FOREST.763-856-482607/11/2018
Savanna State ForestOpen. The washout on the Hedbom Forest Road has been fixed.218-426-340707/13/2018
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 Forest218-732-330905/15/2018
Snake River State ForestOPEN - Chelsey Brook Road Closed due to water flowing over road.320-679-3683/218-460-702007/12/2018
Solana State ForestOpen. Dehaven Forest Road is CLOSED.320-592-324807/13/2018
Dehaven Road
CLOSED
07/13/2018
St. Croix State Forest320-245-6789/218-460-702007/12/2018
Sturgeon River State Forest218-274-704307/12/2018
Dean Road
07/12/2018
French Road
East 1/2 CLOSED.
06/19/2018
MMR0814
OPEN
07/12/2018
MMR0928
OPEN
07/12/2018
MMR 0944
OPEN
07/12/2018
Shannon Lake Road
07/12/2018
Snake Trail Road
07/12/2018
Two Inlets State Forest218-732-330905/15/2018
Waukenabo State ForestOPEN218-429-301107/13/2018
Wealthwood State ForestOpen218-429-301107/13/2018
Welsh Lake State ForestOPEN. THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST.218-308-206503/31/2016
White Earth State Forest218-308-206505/15/2018
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 22206/29/2018