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Chengwatana State Forest


Pine, Chisago


Acres: 29,039

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Motor Vehicle/OHV Classification: Limited

Approved Firewood Vendors

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•Chengwatana State Forest is approximately 12 miles east of Pine City.

•The forest terrain consists of forested upland islands surrounded by marsh and brush. Three rivers, the Kettle, Snake, and St. Croix, flow through the forest.

•Recreational opportunities include overnight camping at Snake River Campground, hiking, snowmobiling, horseback riding along the Willard Munger State Trail, and ATV and OHM riding along the Chengwatana State Forest OHV Trails.

More about this forest

Visitor Alert:

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

Chengwatana State Forest at a glance...


Boat Ramp Nearby



Picnic Area


Cross-Country Skiing

20 Miles Horseback

5 Miles Mountain Biking

16 Miles Class I ATV

16 Miles Class II ATV

16 Miles Off-Highway Motorcycling

20 Miles Snowmobiling

Attention Trail Users:

Temp Forest Road / OHV Closures


Snake River Campground

Special features

• Willard Munger State Trail
• Snake River Water Trail
• St. Croix River Water Trail
• Chengwatana State Forest OHV Trails

Other destinations

St. Croix State Park
Wild River State Park
Rock Marsh WMA
St. Croix National Scenic Waterway