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Snake River State Forest


Aitkin, Kanabec


Acres: 9,635

State Forest Map

Motor Vehicle/OHV Classification: Closed Limited

Approved Firewood Vendors

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•Snake River State Forest is located in the northeastern corner of Kanabec County. State forests can be accessed from different points. Refer to the Minnesota state highway map for directions.

•Snake River State Forest is largely undeveloped. The best access to the state forest is via the Snake River State Water Trail and hunting/walking trails.

More about this forest

Visitor Alert:

OHV Riding Restrictions During Deer Hunting Season

  • Use of off-highway vehicles (OHVs) on state forest OHV trails and state forest trails during firearms deer season is allowed only for deer-hunting purposes, and only within permitted times. More information

Snake River State Forest at a glance...


Dispersed Camping




5.9 Miles Class I ATV

5.9 Miles Class II ATV

5.9 Miles Off-Highway Motorcycling


Attention Trail Users:

• Portions of this state forest are classified as limited and closed to motor vehicle and OHV usage. Refer to state forest map for details.

• Most roads and trails are open to mountain bikes unless posted.

• There are no off-highway vehicle riding opportunities in the southern three-quarters of this forest.

Temp Forest Road / OHV Closures

Special features

• Snake River State Water Trail
• Bean Dam WMA

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Hay Snake WMA
Lake Five WMA
Banning State Park
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