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Solana State Forest


Aitkin, Pine


Acres: 68,141

State Forest Map

Motor Vehicle/OHV Classification: Limited

Approved Firewood Vendors

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• Solana State Forest is located in the southeastern corner of Aitkin County. State forests can be accessed from different points. Refer to the Minnesota state highway map for directions.

• The terrain in the forest is mostly level to gently rolling, and the forest contains many swampy areas. Slightly over half of the area within the forest is wetland. Due to the level topography and heavy soil, trails are susceptible to temporary closures following major rain events and in early spring. Always check the trail conditions or call ahead to make sure the trails are open.

• There are no campgrounds within the forest. However, dispersed camping is allowed provided state forest rules are followed.

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.

Solana Loop,

Solana State Forest at a glance...


Dispersed Camping

Canoe / Kayak



48 Miles Class I ATV

48 Miles Class II ATV

43 Miles Off-Highway Motorcycling


Temp Forest Road / OHV Closures

Special features

• Soo Line South ATV Trail: Aitkin - Carlton
• Snake River State Water Trail
• Pliny WMA
• Solana State Forest OHV Trails

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