Bowstring State Forest
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•There is no better way to see this forest than on a trail. Hike and view wildflowers, bike along a tranquil wetland, hunt grouse on a hunter/walking trail, or ski through winter woods. If your prefer four-wheeling adventures, the Soo Line North ATV Trail travels through portions of the forest, so your odds are excellent to see northern Minnesota's wildlife.
• Anglers can expect to find excellent fishing for walleye, northern pike, jumbo perch, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, crappies, and bluegills in the numerous lakes within this forest.
Fall Color Scenic Drive: Bowstring State Forest offers a great fall color route. Travel along State Highway 46 between Deer River and Northome in early October for best color. Want more options? Check out other State Forest scenic fall color drives recommend by DNR foresters.
OHV Riding Restrictions During Deer Hunting Season
- Use of off-highway vehicles (OHVs) on state forest OHV trails and state forest trails during firearms deer season is allowed only for deer-hunting purposes, and only within permitted times. More information
Bowstring State Forest at a glance...
Boat Ramp Nearby
Class I ATV
Class II ATV
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