Temporary State Forest Road Closures

Check the list of state forest road and trail conditions (updated weekly on Thursday after 2 p.m.).

Visitor Alert:

  • Due to wet and warm conditions, forest roads and trails are deteriorating rapidly this spring. Many roads and trails are not firm enough to support vehicle traffic without being damaged. The temporary closures could remain in effect until sometime in May, depending on weather conditions. Note: not all roads and trails in a particular forest may be closed. Signs may be posted before web pages are updated. Obey all signs.

Temporary state forest road and state trail closure signs

State forestCommentsRoad/Trail ExceptionsContact #Updated

(Thursdays after 2 p.m.)

Badoura State Forest218-732-330903/14/2019
Battleground State ForestTHERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST.218-308-206503/15/2019
Bear Island State ForestOPEN218-300-780003/20/2019
South BearHead
CLOSED to vehicles over 4Ton/axil
03/20/2019
Beltrami Island State ForestThe following roads are plowed in the winter on the west side of the BISF. Dick's Parkway, Roosevelt, Butterfield, Thompson, Winner, River & Bemis. Others maybe plowed open due to logging activity. Several snowmobile trails are currently being used for Logging Access.218-386-1304/218-634-217203/19/2019
Aichele Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
03/19/2019
Airport Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
03/18/2019
Bankton Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 pounds GVW.
03/19/2019
Bednar
Closed to vehicles to 1,000 GVW
03/18/2019
Bemis Hill Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
03/18/2019
Benards Orchard Trail
atv only on east end. Watch for flooding due to beaver dams
03/18/2019
Blacks-Winner
Closed to vehicles over 1000 lbs GVW
03/18/2019
Blanchard Road
Closed to Vehicles over 1,000 lbs GVW
03/18/2019
Butterfield
Closed to Vehicles over 9,000 lbs GVW
03/18/2019
Butterfield
Closed to Vehicles over 9,000 lbs GVW
03/18/2019
Canning Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
03/18/2019
Carp's Road East and West
Closed to Vehicles over 1,000 lbs GVW
03/18/2019
Carp's (West/East
Closed to Vehicles over 1,000 lbs GVW
03/18/2019
Cole Road
Closed to Vehicles over 1,000 lbs GVW
03/18/2019
Dick's Parkway
Closed to Vehicles over 9,000 lbs GVW
03/18/2019
East Hogsback
Closed to Vehicles over 1,000 lbs GVW
03/18/2019
East Hogsback Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW.
03/18/2019
Elkwood Road
Gate will be closed starting 3/22/2019.
03/18/2019
Faunce
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
03/18/2019
Faunce-Butterfield Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
03/18/2019
Firebreak Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW. West end closed to all traffic.
03/18/2019
Hammer Hills Road
Closed to vehicles over 1000 lbs GVW
03/18/2019
Harker's Field Road
Closed to vehicles over 1000 lbs GVW Powerline section is CLOSED.
03/18/2019
Hiwood Road East
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs GVW. Gates closed.
03/18/2019
Hiwood Road West
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW.
03/18/2019
Hogsback O'Brien Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
03/18/2019
Krull Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
03/18/2019
Linder Lookout
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
03/18/2019
Luxemberger Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW Gates closed 3/22/2019
03/18/2019
Manwhiler Road
CLOSED
03/18/2019
Mary's Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW Gates closed 3/22/2019
03/18/2019
McAdams Road
1000 lb summer restriction in effect.
03/18/2019
Moose River East & West
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW Gates closed 3/22/2019
03/18/2019
Morehouse Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW Gates closed 3/22/2019
03/18/2019
Neheim Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW Gates closed 3/22/2019
03/18/2019
Nelson Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
03/18/2019
Norris-Roosevelt Road
Closed to Vehicles over 9,000 lbs GVW
03/18/2019
North Moose River Dike Ro
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
03/18/2019
North Nelson Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
03/18/2019
Northwest Boundary
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
03/18/2019
Noyes Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
03/18/2019
OHV TRAILS
Closed to Vehicles over 1,000 lbs GVW
03/18/2019
Palsburg Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW.
03/18/2019
Penturen Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW Gates closed 3/22/2019
03/18/2019
Pitt Grade Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
03/18/2019
Rapid River Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
03/18/2019
River Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW to last cabin Closed to vehicles over 1000 lbs GVW east of last cabin
03/18/2019
Root Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
03/18/2019
Roseau/LOW Trail
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
03/18/2019
Saddle Bronc
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
03/18/2019
Santa Anna Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
03/18/2019
Saul Road
This road is a designated hunter walking trail. Open in frozen ground conditions for forest management purposes. Gates currently closed.
03/18/2019
Smith and Stacey Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW Gates closed 3/22/2019
03/18/2019
Snow's Road
Closed to vehicles over 1000 lbs GVW
03/18/2019
Spina Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
03/18/2019
Stoney Corners Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
03/18/2019
Stotts Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW Gates closed 3/22/2019
03/18/2019
Summer Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW Gates closed 3/22/2019
03/18/2019
Swamp Buck Trail
Also known as the 1118 trail, CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW Gates closed 3/22/2019
03/18/2019
Tanges/Swartz/Ditch 10
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
03/18/2019
Thompson Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
03/18/2019
Tofte Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW Gates closed 3/22/2019
03/18/2019
Trout Stream Road
Open for Walking Traffic
03/18/2019
West Bankton Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 pounds GVW.
03/18/2019
West Moose River Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW Gates Closed.
03/18/2019
West Rapid River Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW Gates closed 3/22/2019
03/18/2019
Winner Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
03/18/2019
Wobbles Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW Gates closed 3/22/2019
03/18/2019
Big Fork State ForestOpen218-246-834303/21/2019
Cutfoot Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons/axle.
03/21/2019
Birch Lakes State ForestState forest roads are Closed to highway-licensed vehicles. THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. Gate is usually closed in late October until spring.320-616-2450, ext. 23303/21/2019
Blackduck State Forest218-835-316503/15/2019
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.218-246-834303/21/2019
Graves Lake Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons/axle
03/21/2019
Little Long Lake Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons/axle
03/21/2019
South Bowstring Road
OPEN
03/21/2019
Buena Vista State Forest218-835-316503/15/2019
Burntside State ForestTHERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST.218-300-780003/20/2019
Centennial State Forest218-203-442303/15/2019
Chengwatana State ForestOPEN. South Fork is closed. The Forest roads and trails will be closing next week due to conditions.320-245-6789/218-460-702003/21/2019
South Fork Road
CLOSED
03/21/2019
Cloquet Valley State ForestOpen218-878-564003/20/2019
Crow Wing State Forest218-203-442303/15/2019
D.A.R. State ForestTHERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST.320-245-6789/218-460-702003/21/2019
Emily State Forest218-203-442303/15/2019
Finland State ForestUse caution where snowmobile trails intersect state forest roads.Roads may be posted next week due to weather conditions.218-353-884403/22/2019
Fond du Lac State ForestAll roads and trails are closed to motorized traffic for the spring thaw.218-878-864003/20/2019
Foot Hills State Forest218-947-323203/15/2019
General C. C. Andrews State ForestOPEN. Roads have not been plowed320-245-6789/218-460-702003/21/2019
George Washington State Forest218-743-369403/21/2019
Bear Lake Road
03/14/2019
Beatrice Lake Road
03/14/2019
Bower Road
Open
03/14/2019
Button Box Road
03/14/2019
Cameron Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle.
03/21/2019
Deer Farm Lake Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons/axle from state gravel pit to South Loftgren Road.
03/21/2019
Holmstrom Road
03/21/2019
Homestead Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle.
03/21/2019
Larson Lake Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle.
03/21/2019
Link Lake Road
03/14/2019
Long Lake Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle.
03/21/2019
Lost Lake Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle.
03/21/2019
May Lake Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle.
03/21/2019
Perkins Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle.
03/21/2019
Roller Coaster Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 ton/axle
03/21/2019
Snake Trail Road
03/14/2019
South Loftgren Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle.
03/21/2019
Stingy Lake Road
03/14/2019
Thistledew Trail
05/21/2018
Valley River Road
03/14/2019
Wasson Lake Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle.
03/21/2019
West Sturgeon Road
03/14/2019
Wilson Lake Road
OPEN to vehcles under 4 tons per axle.
03/21/2019
Golden Anniversary State ForestTHERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST.218-246-834303/21/2019
Grand Portage State ForestUse caution where snowmobile trails intersect state forest roads. Roads may be posted next week due to weather conditions.218-353-884403/22/2019
Hill River State ForestMost roads have a foot or more of snow and are still open to snowmobile use unless otherwise posted. Roads will likely be posted next week.218-429-301203/22/2019
Huntersville State Forest218-732-330903/14/2019
Insula Lake State ForestTHIS FOREST IS ALWAYS CLOSED TO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING BECAUSE IT IS ENTIRELY WITHIN THE BWCA WILDERNESS.03/20/2019
Kabetogama State ForestOPEN218-757-327403/20/2019
Biondich Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 2,000 lbs. GVW
03/20/2019
Camp 90 Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 4Ton/axil
03/20/2019
Diamond Match Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 2000lbs GVW
03/20/2019
East Camp 90 Road
3 mile gate closed, restricted to traffic under 2000 lb GVW.
03/20/2019
Elbow Lake Grade
Closed to vehicles over 4 TON/axil
03/20/2019
Haley Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 2,000 lbs. GVW
03/20/2019
North Ash Lake Road
Closed to vehicles over 2000 lb GVW
03/20/2019
Pearl Lake/Johnson Farm R
Closed to vehicles over 2000 lb GVW
03/20/2019
Sheep Ranch Road
Closed to vehicles over 4 TON/axil
03/20/2019
Smith Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 2000 lbs. GVW
03/20/2019
Townline Road
Closed to vehicles over 4 TON/axil
03/20/2019
Koochiching State ForestOpen218-278-6651/218/254-798903/21/2019
Beaver Trail
Open
05/18/2018
Biondich Road
Closed to vehicles over 2000 lbs GVW
03/20/2019
Caldwell Road
Closed
03/21/2019
Cutfoot Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle.
03/21/2019
Dentaybow Road
Closed to vehicles over 2000 lbs GVW
03/21/2019
Ditch 7 Road
Open to ATV/OHV's under 2000 lbs.
03/14/2019
Holmstrom Spur Road
Open to vehicles under 4 tons per axle.
03/21/2019
Mile Post Six Road
Open to ATV/OHV's under 2000 lbs.
03/21/2019
Nelson Road
Closed to vehicles over 2000 lbs GVW
03/21/2019
North Ash Lake Road
Closed to vehicles over 2000 lb GVW
03/20/2019
Pearl Lake/Johnson Farm
CLOSED to vehicles over 2,000 lbs. GVW
03/20/2019
Promersberger Road
Closed to vehicles over 2000 lbs GVW
03/21/2019
Rifle Range Road
Closed to vehicles over 2000 pounds
03/14/2019
River Road
Open to ATV/OHV's under 2000 lbs. Gate will be closed on Tuesday, March 19th.
03/21/2019
Section 10 Road
Closed to vehicles over 2000 lbs GVW
03/21/2019
South Lofgren Road
Open to vehicles under 4 tons per axle.
03/21/2019
Van Lynn Road
Open to ATV/OHV's under 2000 lbs.
03/21/2019
Wisner Road
Closed to vehicles over 2000 lbs GVW
03/21/2019
Lake Isabella State ForestTHIS FOREST IS ALWAYS CLOSED TO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING BECAUSE IT IS ENTIRELY WITHIN THE BWCA WILDERNESS.03/20/2019
Lake Jeanette State ForestTHERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST.03/20/2019
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.218-634-217203/15/2019
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 Forest218-947-323203/15/2019
Lost River State ForestSpring road restrictions are in place starting March 19. The forest road gate will be closed starting 3/22/19. Roads will be open once road restrictions are lifted.218-386-130403/18/2019
Campbell Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs GVW
03/18/2019
Lindberg Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
03/18/2019
Norland Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
03/18/2019
Lyons State Forest218-732-330903/14/2019
Mississippi Headwaters State ForestOpen218-835-316505/17/2018
Nemadji State ForestOPEN The Forest roads will be closing next week due to conditions.320-245-6789/218-460-702003/21/2019
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.218-386-130403/01/2019
Pat Bayle State Forest218-353-884403/22/2019
Paul Bunyan State ForestAll ATV and OHM trails are seasonally closed. The east end of the Lester Lake snowmobile trail near the Parkway Forest Road is closed due to an active timber sale. An alternate route has been created and in use for the rest of the snowmobile season.218-835-316503/12/2019
Gulch Forest Road
03/12/2019
Pillsbury State ForestTHERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNIITES IN THIS FOREST.218-203-442303/15/2019
Pine Island State ForestOpen218-278-665103/21/2019
Anderson Road
06/28/2018
Ben Linn Road
Closed to vehicles over 2000 lbs GVW
03/21/2019
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
Caldwell Road
Closed.
03/21/2019
East Gemmell
Open to vehicles under 4 tons per axle.
03/21/2019
Fiero Road
Closed to vehicles over 2000 lbs GVW
03/21/2019
Flowing Well Road
Open to vehicles under 4 tons per axle.
03/21/2019
Frontier-Farmer Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
03/19/2019
Hendrickson's Camp Road
Closed to vehicles over 2000 lbs GVW
03/21/2019
Indian Pines Road
Closed to vehicles over 9,000 pounds GVW.
03/19/2019
Lindford Ditch Grade
Closed to vehicles over 2000 lbs GVW
03/21/2019
Little Tamarack Rd
06/28/2018
Mannilas Summer Road
Closed to vehicles over 2000 lbs GVW
03/21/2019
Pine Island Road
03/21/2019
Porter Ridge Road
Closed to vehicles over 2000 lbs GVW
03/21/2019
Promersberger Road
Closed to vehicles over 2000 lbs GVW
03/21/2019
Sandsmark Road
Closed to vehicles over 9,000 pounds GVW.
03/19/2019
Sturgeon River Landing Ro
Closed to vehicles over 2000 lbs GVW
03/21/2019
Toumey-Williams Road
Closed to vehicles over 2000 lbs GVW
03/21/2019
West Gemmell
Open to vehicles under 4 tons per axle.
03/21/2019
West Pine Island Road
Closed to vehicles over 2000 lbs GVW
03/21/2019
Wildwood Road
Open to vehicles under 4 tons per axle.
03/21/2019
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.218-203-442310/11/2018
Richard J. Dorer Memorial Hardwood ForestForest roads are OPEN to all motor vehicles unless signed otherwise. Forest trails are CLOSED unless signed open.507-206-284703/21/2019
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.320-679-368303/21/2019
Sand Dunes State ForestState forest roads are OPEN to highway-licensed vehicles. THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNIITES IN THIS FOREST.763-856-482603/21/2019
Savanna State ForestMost roads have a foot or more of snow and are still open to snowmobile use unless otherwise posted. Roads will likely be posted next week.218-429-301203/22/2019
Hedbom Road
There is repair work taking place near the Cornish Impound where the road is impassible from 3/20/19 to 3/25/19. The road will be OPEN to (4 Ton/Axle Limit) on 3/25/19.
03/20/2019
Smokey Bear State ForestTHERE ARE NO ROADS OR TRAILS, AND NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST.218-278-665111/28/2018
Smoky Hills State Forest218-732-330903/14/2019
Snake River State ForestOPEN320-679-3683/218-460-702003/21/2019
Solana State ForestMost roads have a foot or more of snow and are still open to snowmobile use unless otherwise posted. Roads will likely be posted next week.218-429-301203/22/2019
East White Pine Road
OPEN (4 Ton Axel Limit)
03/22/2019
West White Pine Road
OPEN (4 Ton Axel Limit)
03/22/2019
St. Croix State ForestOPEN The Forest roads will be closing next week due to conditions.320-245-6789/218-460-702003/21/2019
Sturgeon River State ForestClosed to vehicles over 4000 pounds per axle218-274-704303/21/2019
Dean Road
03/14/2019
French Road
East 1/2 CLOSED.
08/09/2018
Shannon Lake Road
03/14/2019
Snake Trail Road
03/14/2019
Two Inlets State Forest218-732-330903/14/2019
Waukenabo State ForestMost roads have a foot or more of snow and are still open to snowmobile use unless otherwise posted. Roads will likely be posted next week.218-429-301203/21/2019
Wealthwood State ForestMost roads have a foot or more of snow and are still open to snowmobile use unless otherwise posted. Roads will likely be posted next week.218-429-301203/21/2019
Ecklund Impoundment Rd
Closed
03/21/2019
Welsh Lake State ForestOPEN. THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST.218-308-206503/31/2016
White Earth State Forest218-308-206503/12/2019
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.
08/01/2018
Angus Lake Road
Angus Lake Road will be closed for one day on August 26th for Road Rally. It will reopen on the 27th.
08/01/2018
Little Scenic Road
03/12/2019
McKenzie Lake
McKenzie Lake Road will be closed for one day on Aug 26th for Road Rally. It will reopen on the 27th.
08/01/2018
Sawmill Road
Sawmill Road will be closed for one day on August 26th for Road Rally. It will reopen on the 27th.
08/01/2018
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.
08/01/2018
Whiteface River State ForestTHERE ARE NO ROADS OR TRAILS, AND NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST.218-879-0880 x 22203/15/2019