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Paul Bunyan State Forest


Cass, Hubbard


Acres: 150,113

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Motor Vehicle/OHV Classification: Limited

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•Paul Bunyan State Forest's 150,113 acres feature a terrain that's rough and hilly, with many tiny ponds and bogs.

•Paul Bunyan State Forest's hundreds of miles of trails among pine forests makes it one of premier state forest destinations.

• Visitors choose among Paul Bunyan State Trail, North Country National Scenic Trail, Martineau OHM Trails, and Round River Drive ATV Trail to explore.

Gulch Lake and Mantrap Lake campgrounds and day-use area in the Paul Bunyan State Forest can serve as handy overflow campgrounds or as a great alternative to the more developed and heavily used Itasca State Park.

More about this forest

Paul Bunyan State Forest at a glance...


Dispersed Camping


Cross-Country Skiing

18 Miles Hiking

Mountain Biking

37 Miles Class I ATV

37 Miles Class II ATV

87 Miles Off-Highway Motorcycling

60 Miles Snowmobiling

Attention Trail Users:

•Some of the roads are located on old lodging railroad grades. The trail system is multi-use.

Temp Forest Road / OHV Closures


Gulch Lake Campground and Day-Use Area
Mantrap Lake Campground and Day-Use Area

Special features

• Paul Bunyan State Trail
• Martineau OHM Trails
• Kabekona WMA
• Forest Riders ATV Trail
• Round River Drive ATV Trail

Other destinations

Heartland State Trail
Bowstring State Forest
Foot Hills State Forest
Two Inlets State Forest
Itasca State Park