Forest Legacy

Division of Forestry

Minnesota Forest Legacy Program

Public hunting property descriptions

The Minnesota Forest Legacy Program has acquired public hunting rights and other public recreation opportunities on more than 250,000 acres of forest lands in Aitkin, Beltrami, Cass, Clearwater, Crow Wing, Koochiching, Lake, St. Louis, and Itasca counties. Hunting on Forest Legacy areas is allowed during the appropriate seasons and with the correct license. Other, non–Forest Legacy private properties adjoin these conservation areas, many of which are signed "no hunting." Hunting on private land within Minnesota is subject to state trespass laws. Check individual Forest Legacy Area maps for the appropriate motor-use restrictions.

Current open areas for public recreation and hunting


Clair A. Nelson Memorial Forest–Lake County property features

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Cass County property features | map
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Crow Wing property features | map
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Itasca County- Sugar Hills property features | map | video
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Koochiching Washington Forest Legacy Project | map

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Upper Mississippi–UPM Forest Legacy Project