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Beltrami Island State Forest


Lake of the Woods, Roseau, Beltrami


Acres: 703,366

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Motor Vehicle/OHV Classification: Managed

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•Beltrami Island State Forest is the second largest of Minnesota's 58 state forests. Five rivers—the Roseau, Warroad, Rapid, Winter Road, and Moose—have their headwaters here.

• The forest is unique in that it contains six scientific and natural areas (SNAs).

•The ridges are covered with pine and are surrounded by large areas of low flatlands and peat bogs.

•Beltrami State Forest recreational opportunities include canoeing, camping, hunting, hiking, horseback riding, picnicking, and 138 miles of snowmobiling.

More about this forest

Visitor Alert:

Carp's Road East and West: West 1.8 miles closed for graveling project., Cole Road: Road closed for graveling project 6/12-6/15, McAdams Road: CLOSED to all vehicles over 1000 lbs. Gate is closed. Will be open by December 9 once freezing conditions occur. Saul Road: CLOSED, Smith and Stacey Roads: North end closed for graveling project. Starting 6/13/17., Trout Stream Road: CLOSED ,

Beltrami Island State Forest at a glance...


Dispersed Camping

Canoe / Kayak


Picnic Shelters


25 Miles Hiking

27 Miles Horseback

238 Miles Class I ATV

238 Miles Class II ATV

238 Miles Off-Highway Motorcycling

138 Miles Snowmobiling

Attention Trails Users

Note: Red Lake Tribal Lands are always closed to non-band members.

Temp Forest Road / OHV Closures


Bemis Hill Campground
Blueberry Hill Campground
Faunce Campground

Special features

• Hayes Lake State Park
• Big Bog State Recreational Area

Other destinations

Luxemberg Peatland SNA
Winter Road Lake Peatland SNA
Norris Camp Peatland SNA
Mulligan Lake Peatland SNA
Gustafson's Camp SNA
Red Lake Peatland SNA
Red Lake WMA
North Rapid River WMA
Rako WMA