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•Hikers and cross-country skiers can find great scenery with moderate trail variation. Trails are easy enough to bring your beginner friends, challenging enough for a good workout. Other recreational opportunities within the forest include canoeing and riding on Fond du Lac State Forest OHV Trails.
•Fond du Lac State Forest is a wetland/forest complex with several large, shallow wild rice lakes and extensive areas of marsh and wooded swamp. A large portion of the land that is now Fond du Lac State Forest was swept by the great Cloquet Fire of 1918 and was periodically burned after that to create or maintain clearings until the 1930s.
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.Fire Tower Trail: , Lake 36 Road: ,
Canoe / Kayak
18.3 Miles Cross-Country Skiing
33 Miles Mountain Biking
40 Miles Class I ATV
40 Miles Class II ATV
40 Miles Off-Highway Motorcycling
• Wetland areas may limit use of major portions of the trails.
• Attention OHV riders: Spirit Lake Road Open to Class I and II ATVs and OHMs only.