Koochiching State Forest

Counties:

Koochiching, St. Louis, Itasca

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Acres: 567,985


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Motor Vehicle/OHV Classification: Managed

Approved Firewood Vendors

photo: Koochiching state forest

•Koochiching State Forest is located in northern Minnesota in Koochiching County. It encompasses 567,985 acres, 344,300 of which are state owned, making it one of Minnesota's largest state forests.

•Recreation opportunities in the forest include Little Fork River State Water Trail, Big Fork River State Water Trail, Tilson Bay Hiking Trail, Tilson Creek Ski Trail, and access to Rainy Lake.


More about this forest


Visitor Alert:

River Road: CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW, Wisner Road: CLOSED to vehicles over 8,000 lbs GVW,

Koochiching State Forest at a glance...

RECREATION

Boat Ramp Nearby

Dispersed Camping

Canoe / Kayak

Pier

Picnic Area

Picnic Shelters

TRAILS

26.7 Miles Cross-Country Skiing

Hiking

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

SPECIAL FEATURES IN STATE FOREST

• Big Fork River State Water Trail
• Myrtle Lake Peatland SNA
• Little Fork River State Water Trail

OTHER DESTINATIONS

Pine Island State Forest
George Washington State Forest
Big Fork State Forest
Kabetogama State Forest