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, please contact the appropriate county.

Badoura State Forest

Badoura State Forest

Status: System roads are open.

Contact: 218-732-3309

Updated 09/16/2020

Battleground State Forest

Battleground State Forest

Status: System roads are open.

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

Contact: 218-308-2065

Updated 09/18/2020

Bear Island State Forest

Bear Island State Forest

Status: System roads are open.

Comments: Logging activity. Use caution.

Contact: 218-300-7800

Updated 09/24/2020

Beltrami Island State Forest

Beltrami Island State Forest

Status: System roads are open.

Comments: Most system roads have had ROW mowing completed. Ground conditions have been drying for the past month. Many of the Minimum Maintenance Roads (MMR)have minor potholes.

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

Updated 09/23/2020

Individual road information:

Bemis Road: Closed. Construction work ongoing at intersection of the Thompson Road. They are currently working on the Thompson road from Root Road to the Bemis Road Intersection

Updated 09/23/2020

Elkwood Road: Closed to Vehicles over 2000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight. Gate is open.

Updated 09/23/2020

Mary's Road: Closed to Vehicles over 2000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight.

Updated 09/23/2020

River Road: The first (Western) 2.7 miles of the River road is closed due to ROW clearing. It will be open in evenings and weekends for through travel. Drive with caution as road surface maybe rough.

Updated 09/23/2020

Stotts Road: Closed to Vehicles over 2000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight on south end. Gate closed.

Updated 09/23/2020

Swamp Buck Trail: Closed to Vehicles over 2000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight.

Updated 09/23/2020

Thompson Road: Road construction planned for portion from east of Bemis Campground to Root Road. This is currently taking place and that portion of the road is closed. Detour to Palsburg and than to Blacks Winner Forest Road. They are currently working on stretch from Root Road to Bemis Road. They have removed old gravel and are building the grade. Campground can be accessed from the east.

Updated 09/23/2020

Bowstring State Forest

Bowstring State Forest

Status: Closed

Contact: 218-246-8343

Updated 10/01/2020

Individual road information:

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

Updated 09/23/2020

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

Updated 09/23/2020

South Bowstring Road: OPEN

Updated 09/23/2020