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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:

Due to wet and warm conditions, forest roads and trails are deteriorating rapidly this spring. Many roads and trails are not firm enough to support vehicle traffic without being damaged. The temporary closures could remain in effect until sometime in May, depending on weather conditions. Note: not all roads and trails in a particular forest may be closed. Check the forest roads closures and OHV trail closures web pages before venturing out. Signs may be posted before web pages are updated. Obey all signs.

Bear Lake Road: CLOSED to vehicles over 1,800 lbs GVW,

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