Temporary state forest road closures

Know before you go! Changing conditions, construction, and safety considerations can lead to the closure of state forest roads

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 03/01/2021

Battleground State Forest

Battleground State Forest

Status: Open

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

Contact: 218-308-2065

Updated 12/18/2020

Bear Island State Forest

Bear Island State Forest

Status: Open

Comments: Logging activity. Use caution.

Contact: 218-300-7800

Updated 03/04/2021

Individual road information:

South BearHead: CLOSED to vehicles over 4Ton/axile Starting 3/8/21

Updated 03/04/2021

Beltrami Island State Forest

Beltrami Island State Forest

Status: Open

Comments: Roads are in decent shape due to seasonally dry weather and now frozen temperatures. There is ice pack on many of the roads.

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

Updated 02/16/2021

Big Fork State Forest

Big Fork State Forest

Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-246-8343

Updated 03/04/2021

Birch Lakes State Forest

Birch Lakes State Forest

Status: Closed

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

Contact: 320-616-2450, ext. 233

Updated 03/04/2021

Blackduck State Forest

Blackduck State Forest

Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-835-3165

Updated 12/18/2020

Bowstring State Forest

Bowstring State Forest

Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-246-8343

Updated 03/04/2021

Individual road information:

Graves Lake Road: Road recently graveled. Road will be bumpy until new gravel is packed and graded. Use Caution!

Updated 03/04/2021

Little Long Lake Road: OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons/axle

Updated 03/04/2021

South Bowstring Road: OPEN

Updated 03/04/2021

Buena Vista State Forest

Buena Vista State Forest

Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-835-3165

Updated 12/18/2020

Burntside State Forest

Burntside State Forest

Status: Open

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

Contact: 218-300-7800

Updated 03/04/2021

Centennial State Forest

Centennial State Forest

Status: Open

Comments: Open

Contact: 218-203-4423

Updated 03/04/2021

Chengwatana State Forest

Chengwatana State Forest

Status: Open

Comments: OPEN The road is still mostly snow covered. Looking at spring closure soon.

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

Updated 03/04/2021

Individual road information:

South Fork Road: CLOSED

Updated 03/04/2021

Cloquet Valley State Forest

Cloquet Valley State Forest

Status: Open

Comments: Closures for spring thaw likely in the near future.

Contact: 218-878-5640

Updated 03/05/2021

Crow Wing State Forest

Crow Wing State Forest

Status: Open

Comments: Open

Contact: 218-203-4423

Updated 03/04/2021

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 03/04/2021

Emily State Forest

Emily State Forest

Status: Open

Comments: Open

Contact: 218-203-4423

Updated 03/04/2021

Finland State Forest

Finland State Forest

Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-353-8844

Updated 03/04/2021

Fond du Lac State Forest

Fond du Lac State Forest

Status: Open

Comments: Closures for spring thaw likely in the near future.

Contact: 218-878-8640

Updated 03/05/2021

Foot Hills State Forest

Foot Hills State Forest

Status: Open

Comments: Open

Contact: 218-947-3232

Updated 03/04/2021

General C. C. Andrews State Forest

General C. C. Andrews State Forest

Status: Open

Comments: OPEN. Roads are snow cover and icy. Road might be impassable. Willow river and Stanton Lake water levels and ice conditions may vary due to stream flow changes starting February 15, 2021. There is no such thing as 100 percent safe ice. Your safety is your responsibility. See ICE SAFETY or at mndnr/safety/ice for ice thickness guideline, survival plan, helping someone else and more. The Freeway west road will have construction traffic.

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

Updated 03/04/2021

George Washington State Forest

George Washington State Forest

Status: Open

Comments: State forest roads are open. Logging activity, use caution.

Contact: 218-743-3694

Updated 03/04/2021

Golden Anniversary State Forest

Golden Anniversary State Forest

Status: Closed

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

Contact: 218-246-8343

Updated 03/04/2021

Grand Portage State Forest

Grand Portage State Forest

Status: Open

Comments: Watch for increasing logging truck traffic on State Forest Roads. Many roads are not plowed.

Contact: 218-353-8844

Updated 03/04/2021

Hill River State Forest

Hill River State Forest

Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-429-3012

Updated 12/18/2020

Individual road information:

Hybrid Aspen Road: Closed

Updated 10/16/2020

Huntersville State Forest

Huntersville State Forest

Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-732-3309

Updated 03/01/2021

Insula Lake State Forest

Insula Lake State Forest

Status: Closed

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

Contact:

Updated 03/04/2021

Kabetogama State Forest

Kabetogama State Forest

Status: Open

Comments: Logging activity. Use caution.

Contact: 218-757-3274

Updated 03/04/2021

Individual road information:

Camp 90 Road: CLOSED to vehicles over 4Ton/axil Starting 3/8/21

Updated 03/04/2021

Diamond Match Road: CLOSED to vehicles over 2000lbs GVW Starting 3/8/21

Updated 03/04/2021

East Camp 90 Road: 3 mile gate closed, restricted to traffic under 2000 lb GVW. Starting 3/8/21

Updated 03/04/2021

Elbow Lake Grade: CLOSED to vehicles over 4Ton/axil Starting 3/8/21

Updated 03/04/2021

Goldmine Road: CLOSED to vehicles over 4Ton/axile Starting 3/8/21

Updated 03/04/2021

Haley Road: CLOSED to vehicles over 2,000 lbs. GVW Starting 3/8/21

Updated 03/04/2021

McConnichi: CLOSED to vehicles over 4Ton/axile. Starting 3/8/21

Updated 03/04/2021

North Ash Lake Road: Gate closed 3/8. Closed to vehicles over 2000 lb GVW Starting 3/8/21

Updated 03/04/2021

Pearl Lake/Johnson Farm R: Gate closed 3/8. Closed to vehicles over 2000 lb GVW Starting 3/8/21

Updated 03/04/2021

Sheep Ranch Road: CLOSED to vehicles over 4Ton/axil Starting 3/8/21

Updated 03/04/2021

Shuster: CLOSED to vehicles over 4Ton/axile Starting 3/8/21

Updated 03/04/2021

Smith Road: Gate closed 3/8. CLOSED to vehicles over 2000 lbs. GVW Starting 3/8/21

Updated 03/04/2021

Townline Road: Closed to vehicles over 4 TON/axil starting 3/8/21

Updated 03/04/2021

Koochiching State Forest

Koochiching State Forest

Status: Open

Comments: Open

Contact: 218-278-6651

Updated 03/04/2021

Individual road information:

Biondich Road: Closed to vehicles over 2000 lbs GVW Starting 3/8/21

Updated 03/04/2021

Johnson Farm Road: Gate closed 3/8. Closed to vehicles over 2000 lb GVW Starting 3/8/21

Updated 03/04/2021

North Ash Lake Road: Gate closed 3/8. Closed to vehicles over 2000 lb GVW Starting 3/8/21

Updated 03/04/2021

Rifle Range Road: Closed to vehicles over 2000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight.

Updated 03/04/2021

Wisner Road: Open

Updated 03/04/2021

Lake Isabella State Forest

Lake Isabella State Forest

Status: Closed

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

Contact:

Updated 03/04/2021

Lake Jeanette State Forest

Lake Jeanette State Forest

Status: Closed

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

Contact:

Updated 03/04/2021

Lake of the Woods State Forest

Lake of the Woods State Forest

Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-634-2172

Updated 12/18/2020

Land O' Lakes State Forest

Land O' Lakes State Forest

Status: Open

Comments: Open - Caution - Trucks hauling on MMR 1603, the Draper Tower Rd and the Draper Road.

Contact: 218-203-4423

Updated 03/04/2021

Lost River State Forest

Lost River State Forest

Status: Open

Comments: Logging activity and hauling are currently taking place. Caution: Heavy truck traffic.

Contact: 218-386-1304

Updated 12/18/2020

Lyons State Forest

Lyons State Forest

Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-732-3309

Updated 03/01/2021

Mississippi Headwaters State Forest

Mississippi Headwaters State Forest

Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-835-3165

Updated 12/18/2020

Nemadji State Forest

Nemadji State Forest

Status: Open

Comments: OPEN Road is snow cover and icy. Road might be impassable. Net Lake road is plowed to the campground parking lot. The campground loops are not plowed. Park forest road is plowed

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

Updated 03/04/2021

Northwest Angle State Forest

Northwest Angle State Forest

Status: Open

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 12/18/2020

Pat Bayle State Forest

Pat Bayle State Forest

Status: Closed

Comments:

Contact: 218-353-8844

Updated 03/04/2021

Paul Bunyan State Forest

Paul Bunyan State Forest

Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-732-3309

Updated 03/01/2021

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 03/04/2021

Pine Island State Forest

Pine Island State Forest

Status: Open

Comments: Open

Contact: 218-278-6651

Updated 03/04/2021

Individual road information:

Anderson Road: Road Closed

Updated 03/04/2021

Lindford Ditch Grade: Closed to vehicles over 2000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight.

Updated 03/04/2021

Little Tamarack Rd:

Updated 12/07/2020

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

Updated 03/04/2021

Toumey-Williams Road: Open to vehicles under 4,000 pounds per axle.

Updated 03/04/2021

West Pine Island Road: Open to vehicles under 4,000 pounds per axle.

Updated 03/04/2021

Red Lake State Forest

Red Lake State Forest

Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-835-3165

Updated 12/18/2020

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 12/18/2020

Richard J. Dorer Memorial Hardwood Forest

Richard J. Dorer Memorial Hardwood Forest

Status: Open

Comments: Open with exceptions

Contact: 507-522-5068

Updated 03/04/2021

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. Roads are not plowed.

Contact: 320-679-3683

Updated 03/04/2021

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 03/04/2021

Savanna State Forest

Savanna State Forest

Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-429-3012

Updated 12/18/2020

Smokey Bear State Forest

Smokey Bear State Forest

Status: Closed

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

Contact: 218-278-6651

Updated 01/15/2021

Smoky Hills State Forest

Smoky Hills State Forest

Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-732-3309

Updated 03/01/2021

Snake River State Forest

Snake River State Forest

Status: Open

Comments: OPEN Road is plowed open except for the last 1/4 mile. There is a plowed out turnaround at the end of the plowed part of the road.

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

Updated 03/04/2021

Solana State Forest

Solana State Forest

Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-429-3012

Updated 12/18/2020

St. Croix State Forest

St. Croix State Forest

Status: Open

Comments: OPEN The road is still mostly snow covered. Looking at spring closure soon.

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

Updated 03/04/2021

Sturgeon River State Forest

Sturgeon River State Forest

Status: Open

Comments: State forest roads are open although they are not plowed.

Contact: 218-274-7043

Updated 03/04/2021

Two Inlets State Forest

Two Inlets State Forest

Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-732-3309

Updated 03/01/2021

Waukenabo State Forest

Waukenabo State Forest

Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-429-3012

Updated 12/18/2020

Wealthwood State Forest

Wealthwood State Forest

Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-429-3012

Updated 12/18/2020

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 12/18/2020

White Earth State Forest

White Earth State Forest

Status: Open

Comments:

Contact: 218-835-3165

Updated 03/01/2021

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 12/18/2020