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Finland State Forest


St. Louis, Cook, Lake


Acres: 311,970

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Motor Vehicle/OHV Classification: Closed Limited Managed

Approved Firewood Vendors

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•Finland State Forest is located in south-central Lake County and southwestern Cook County. Various portions of the forest can be reached from U.S. 61, State Highway 1, and Lake County 2. Refer to the Minnesota state highway map for directions.

•There are 50 miles of maintained state forest roads, which provide access for foresters, loggers, anglers, hunters, and other forest visitors.

•Finland State Forest has abundant warm-water lakes as well as trout streams and lakes.

•Only six miles from Tettegouche State Park, Finland State Forest serves as a handy overflow campground or alternative to the more developed and more popular Tettegouche State Park campground.

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.

Beaver River Road: Closed due to soft spring road conditions, East General Grade #307: Closed due to soft spring road conditions

Finland State Forest at a glance...


Boat Ramp Nearby

Dispersed Camping

Canoe / Kayak


Picnic Area


Cross-Country Skiing

2 Miles Hiking

25 Miles Mountain Biking

5.6 Miles Class I ATV

1 Miles Off-Highway Motorcycling


Attention Trail Users:

• Portions of this state forest is classified for the purposes of motor vehicle and OHVs usage as managed, limited and closed. Refer to state forest map for details.

Temp Forest Road / OHV Closures


Eckbeck Campground and Day-Use Area
Finland Campground and Day-Use Area
Sullivan Lake Campground

Special features

• North State State Trail
• Sand Lake Peatland SNA
• Moose Walk/Moose Run ATV Trails
• Red Dot ATV Trails

Other destinations

Tettegouche State Park
George Crosby Manitou State Park
Little Marais WMA
Caribou Falls WMA West Unit
Temperance River State Park
Sugarloaf Point SNA
Bear Island State Forest
Cloquet Valley State Forest