Kabetogama State Forest

Counties:

Koochiching, St. Louis

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Acres: 619,287


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Motor Vehicle/OHV Classification: Managed

Approved Firewood Vendors

photo: Kabetogama state forest

•Kabetogama State Forest is the gateway into Voyageurs National Park and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

•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.


More about this forest


Visitor Alert:

North Ash Lake Road: CLOSED due to washout

Kabetogama State Forest at a glance...

RECREATION

Boating

Boat Ramp Nearby

Canoe / Kayak

Fishing

Pier

Picnic Area

Picnic Shelters

TRAILS

12 Miles Cross-Country Skiing

Hiking

12 Miles Mountain Biking

3.5 Miles Class I ATV

3.5 Miles Class II ATV

3.5 Miles Off-Highway Motorcycling

Snowmobiling


Attention Trail Users:

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.


Temp Forest Road / OHV Closures

FACILITIES

Ash River Campground
Hinsdale Island Campsites
Wakemup Bay Campground and Day-Use Area
Woodenfrog Campground and Day-Use Area

SPECIAL FEATURES IN STATE FOREST

• Arrowhead State Trail
• Vermilion River State Water Trail
• Big Island SNA
• Lost Lake Peatland SNA

OTHER DESTINATIONS

Soudan Underground State Park
Superior National Forest
Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
Voyageurs National Park