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Cloquet Valley State Forest


St. Louis, Lake


Acres: 327,098

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Motor Vehicle/OHV Classification: Closed Limited Managed

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• Cloquet Valley State Forest is located in southern St. Louis County about 20 miles north of Duluth. Major access routes include St. Louis County highways 4 and 44 north of Duluth, and St. Louis County Highway 52 east of Cotton.

• Cloquet Valley State Forest offers camping at Indian Lake Campground on Indian Lake, which features 25 drive-in sites, one group camp, and access to fishing, hunting, hiking, canoeing, boating, and snowmobiling.

• Three segments of the Cloquet River State Water Trail, totaling 33 river miles, weave through the forest.

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

Cloquet Valley State Forest at a glance...


Dispersed Camping

Canoe / Kayak



Picnic Shelters



7.2 Miles Class I ATV

7.2 Miles Class II ATV

7.2 Miles Off-Highway Motorcycling


Attention Trail Users:

Temp Forest Road / OHV Closures


Indian Lake Campground

Special features

• Cloquet River State Water Trail
• Lieuna WMA

Other destinations

North Shore State Trail
Gitchi-Gami State Trail
Gooseberry Falls State Park
Split Rock Lighthouse State Park