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Minnesota State forests

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Minnesota state forests are open for all to enjoy. Towering pines and fish-filled lakes. Family-friendly campgrounds with beaches and hiking trails nearby. Miles of trails to accommodate every kind of activity: hiking, hunting, mountain biking, OHV riding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, horseback riding, and more.

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Centennial state forest—DNR's newest state forest

Learn more about and provide input on DNR's newest state forest by going to an open house. You will be able to review maps, ask questions, and submit comments.
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Winter adventure in a State Forest

Enjoy winter in a Minnesota state forest. Scenic wooded trails to large, open spaces are all yours to explore! View our snow depth report to plan your next trip.


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Don't Give Them A Free Ride

When working or playing outdoors, clean your gear and buy local firewood to avoid moving unwanted hitchhikers.
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White OHV jeep

Minnesota State Forest Trail Revision Project

The DNR is in the process of revising our forest trail plans. The project will provide trail connections, add new trails, change allowable trail uses, and close unsustainable trails.
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