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Smokey Bear State Forest




Acres: 12,276

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Motor Vehicle/OHV Classification: Managed

Approved Firewood Vendors

photo: Smokey Bear state forest

• This state forest is located in central Koochiching County to the Canadian border and sandwiched between Big Fork State Water Trail and Little Fork River State Water Trail.

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.

Smokey Bear State Forest at a glance...


Dispersed Camping




Temp Forest Road / OHV Closures

Other destinations

Big Fork State Water Trail
Little Fork River State Water Trail
Pine Island State Forest
Koochiching State Forest