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Northwest Angle State Forest


Lake of the Woods


Acres: 144,412

Motor Vehicle/OHV Classification: Managed

Approved Firewood Vendors

photo: Northwest Angle state forest

•Northwest Angle is located at the top of the Lower 48 states, surrounded by Canada (Manitoba and Ontario).

•This state forest can be reached by motoring along a winding, nature-filled road of tamarack, black spruce, white and red pine, cedar, and birch.

•This state forest offers world-class fishing, outstanding birdwatching, hiking, boating, snowmobiling, and many other activities.

•If you are looking for a North Woods adventure, simple natural pleasures are at your doorstep. If you would like to escape from the everyday stresses of the world, the enchanted Northwest Angle area of Lake of the Woods is open for you to enjoy.

More about this forest

Visitor Alert:

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.

Northwest Angle State Forest at a glance...


Dispersed Camping




• Forest is open to non-motorized use only. This forest has extensive wetlands with no designated OHV trails or forest roads.

Note: Red Lake tribal lands are always closed to non-band members.

Temp Forest Road / OHV Closures

Special features

• Garden Island State Recreation Area
• Angle Island WMA

Other destinations

Zippel Bay State Park
Border WMA
South Shore WMA
Rocky Point WMA
Prosper WMA