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Badoura State Forest


Cass, Hubbard


Acres: 4,520

State Forest Map

Motor Vehicle/OHV Classification: Limited

Approved Firewood Vendors

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•Badoura State Forest is located 10 miles south of Akeley on Hwy 64.

•It near the Badoura State Forest Nursery, which was founded in 1931.

•The forest has large marshy areas intermixed with conifers (mainly jack pine). The 4,400 acres of state-owned land in this 15,360- acre forest offers many birding and hunting opportunities, including the Crow Wing Chain WMA, which is located just southeast of the state forest.

More about this forest

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. Check the forest roads closures and OHV trail closures web pages before venturing out. Signs may be posted before web pages are updated. Obey all signs.

Forest Notes

Badoura State Forest surrounds the Badoura State Forest Nursery, which consists of approximately 300 acres, with 140 acres under cultivation. Almost 50 million trees are growing at the nursery. Species produced include red pine, jack pine, white pine, white spruce, black spruce, black walnut, green ash, red oak, silver maple, and wild plum. The public is welcome to take a tour of nursery; call 218-652-2385.

Badoura State Forest at a glance...


Dispersed Camping




Temp Forest Road / OHV Closures

Special features

• Crow Wing Chain WMA