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Battleground State Forest




Acres: 17,969

Motor Vehicle/OHV Classification: Closed

Approved Firewood Vendors

photo: Battleground state forest

• This state forest lies on the east side of Leech Lake in Cass County and the west side of Boy River Bay. The public water access has two ramps, a toilet, and enough parking for 28 auto/trailers.

• Leech Lake, known as a world-class fishing lake, is filled with walleye, muskie, largemouth bass, black crappie, and bluegills.

• A portion of this state forest is within the Leech Lake Indian Reservation.

More about this forest

Battleground State Forest at a glance...


Boat Ramp Nearby

Dispersed Camping





Mountain Biking

Spring temporary trail and road closures are now in effect due to wet conditions. Signs will be posted at entry points and parking lots. The closures include all unmarked roads and trails unless specifically listed.

Temp Forest Road / OHV Closures

Special features

• Chippewa National Forest

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