• Hill River State Forest is located in northern Aitkin County, about 20 miles south of Grand Rapids. The forest is served by Highway 169 and State Highway 200.
• Visitors enjoy fishing and swimming at the public accesses on Washburn Lake, Taylor Lake, and White Elk Lake.
• If you prefer outdoor recreation on dry land, check out the Rabey Line ATV trail, a 19.5 mile trail that winds through both the Hill River and Savanna state forests or the or the Soo Line North ATV trail.
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.Rabey Line Trail, Blind Lake Connector and Loop, Hill City Trail, UPM Blandin Trail,
Boat Ramp Nearby
Canoe / Kayak
10 Miles Hiking
7 Miles Class I ATV
7 Miles Class II ATV
7 Miles Off-Highway Motorcycling
• Savanna Portage State Park