•Kayaks and canoes are often used for wilderness adventures into the state forest. Many people will travel by water for several days and camp on islands or on the peninsula at night or during rough waters.
•Woodenfrog and Ash River campgrounds offer access to Kabetogama Lake and Namakan Lake in Voyageurs National Park, while Wakemup Bay and Hinsdale Island, the only boat-in campsite, offer camping opportunities on Lake Vermilion.
•In the summer months you can enjoy hiking on the numerous nature trails, boating, and camping in the various state campgrounds or on the islands in the forest. In the winter the state forest turns over to ice fishing, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling.
Boat Ramp Nearby
Canoe / Kayak
12 Miles Cross-Country Skiing
12 Miles Mountain Biking
3.5 Miles Class I ATV
3.5 Miles Class II ATV
3.5 Miles Off-Highway Motorcycling
Most roads and trails are open to mountain bikes unless posted.
Spring temporary trail and road closures are now in effect due to wet conditions. Signs will be posted at entry points and parking lots. The closures include all unmarked roads and trails unless specifically listed.
SPECIAL FEATURES IN STATE FOREST