Limited state forests

graphic: Limited Motor use signState forest lands classified as Limited for Motor vehicle use.

  • Highway licensed vehicles are allowed on signed forest roads, unless posted closed.
  • Off-highway vehicles, defined as All-terrain vehicles/Off-highway motorcycles (ATVs/ORVs/OHMs), MAY OPERATE on signed roads and trails.
  • ATV travel off of signed motor vehicles trails or forest roads is PROHIBITED except when hunter/trapper exception applies.
  • EXCEPT: Persons lawfully engaged in hunting big game or constructing hunting stands during October, November and December, retrieving big game during September, or trapping during open seasons, may use ATVs off forest trails in a manner consistent with the general operating restrictions. This exception does not apply in the Richard J. Dorer Memorial Hardwood Forest.
  • NOTE: see Minnesota Statute 84.926 for further details.

State Forests classified as "Limited" (Final Designations)

Badoura
Bear Island
Bowstring
Buena Vista (2)
Burntside (1)
Chengwatana
Cloquet Valley (2)
Crow Wing
D.A.R.
Emily
Finland (2)
Fond du Lac
Foothills
General C.C. Andrews
George Washington (2)
Golden Anniversary
Hill River
Huntersville
Lake Jeanette (1)
Land O' Lakes
Lyons
Mississippi Headwaters
Nemadji
Pat Bayle
Paul Bunyan
R.J. Dorer Memorial Hardwood
Remer
Rum River
Savanna
St. Croix
Smoky Hills
Snake River (2)
Solana
Sturgeon River (2,3)
Two Inlets
Wealthwood
White Earth
Waukenabo

  1. Portions located within the BWCAW are closed to all motor vehicle use.
  2. Some portions also classified as Managed, Limited, and/or Closed.
  3. Portions outside Superior National Forest.

NOTE: The big game hunter/trapper motor vehicle use exception does not apply within the RJD Memorial Hardwoood State Forest.