Temporary State Forest Road Closures

Fire Danger Rating Map

Fire Danger Rating

Cross-country OHV travel is generally prohibited on state forest lands, except pursuant to MS Chapt. 84.926 (season hunting trapping exceptions).

For information on roads and trails on county land, please contact the appropriate county.

In a closed forest, all roads and trails are closed except for routes specifically listed as open below. This includes all unmarked roads and trails. Be sure to check the comments for specific guidelines.

Make sure to check for these signs while you're in the state forests

Temporary state forest road and state trail closure signs

State forest Comments Road/Trail Exceptions Contact # Updated

(Thursdays after 2 p.m.)

Badoura State Forest open 218-732-3309 04/27/2016
Battleground State Forest THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 218-308-2065 03/31/2016
Bear Island State Forest OPEN 218-757-3274 05/05/2016
Beltrami Island State Forest Most roads currently open. Recent Rainfall made minimum maintenance roads difficult for small vehicle traffic. 218-386-1304/218-634-2172 06/16/2016
Moose River East & West
Open to McDonaugh Corner. Beaver issues beyond corner. No access to Gladden's Camp
06/16/2016
Big Fork State Forest Open 218-246-8343 05/09/2016
Cutfoot Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons/axle
05/09/2016
Birch Lakes State Forest State forest roads are OPEN to highway-licensed vehicles. THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 320-616-2450, ext. 233 03/17/2016
Blackduck State Forest Open 218-835-3164 04/20/2016
Bowstring State Forest The Bowstring is a Limited Forest.Only signed Forest roads are open. 218-246-8343 05/09/2016
Buena Vista State Forest CLOSED - due to high water damage, will reopen when issue is repaired 218-308-2065 04/28/2016
Burntside State Forest THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 218-753-2580, ext. 261 03/17/2016
Chengwatana State Forest Open 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 06/09/2016
Cloquet Valley State Forest Open 218-878-5640 06/23/2016
Crow Wing State Forest OPEN 218-203-4423 04/15/2016
D.A.R. State Forest 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 06/09/2016
Emily State Forest OPEN 218-203-4423 04/15/2016
Finland State Forest Open. 218-834-1420 06/22/2016
Fond du Lac State Forest Open 218-878-8640/218-460-7020 06/23/2016
Foot Hills State Forest OPEN 218-947-3232 04/15/2016
General C. C. Andrews State Forest OPEN 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 06/09/2016
George Washington State Forest Open 218-254-7989 06/14/2016
Bear Lake Road
OPEN
05/26/2016
Beatrice Lake Road
OPEN
05/26/2016
Bower Road
OPEN
05/26/2016
Button Box Road
OPEN
05/26/2016
Holmstrom Road
Closed due to washouts and water over road
06/14/2016
Link Lake Road
OPEN
05/26/2016
Snake Trail Road
OPEN
05/26/2016
South Loftgren Road
Closed due to washouts and water over road.
06/14/2016
Stingy Lake Road
OPEN
05/26/2016
Thistledew Trail
Open
05/26/2016
Valley River Road
OPEN
05/26/2016
Wasson Lake Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
05/26/2016
West Sturgeon Road
OPEN
05/26/2016
Golden Anniversary State Forest THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 218-246-8343 05/09/2016
Grand Portage State Forest Open 218-834-1420 06/22/2016
Hill River State Forest OPEN 218-697-2476 05/04/2016
Huntersville State Forest open 218-732-3309 04/27/2016
Insula Lake State Forest THIS FOREST IS ALWAYS CLOSED TO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING BECAUSE IT IS ENTIRELY WITHIN THE BWCA WILDERNESS. 03/17/2016
Kabetogama State Forest OPEN 218-757-3274 06/30/2016
Koochiching State Forest OPEN 218-278-6651/218/254-7989 06/30/2016
Beaver Trail
06/10/2016
Caldwell Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle.
06/10/2016
Cutfoot Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
06/10/2016
Dentaybow Road
06/30/2016
Holmstrom Spur Road
Closed due to wash outs and water over road
06/14/2016
Mile Post Six Road
Open to vehicles under 1,200 lbs. GVW.
06/10/2016
Nelson Road
06/16/2016
Promersberger Road
Spot graveling to begin late this week and go into next week. Use caution.
06/30/2016
River Road
Spot graveling to begin late this week and go into early next week. Use caution.
06/30/2016
Section 10 Road
Road washout about 2.5 miles down. Travel with caution! Pink flagging cross road prior to washout.
06/30/2016
South Lofgren Road
Closed due to washouts and water over road.
06/14/2016
Wisner Road
Spot graveling 6/30/16. Use caution.
06/30/2016
Lake Isabella State Forest THIS FOREST IS ALWAYS CLOSED TO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING BECAUSE IT IS ENTIRELY WITHIN THE BWCA WILDERNESS. 03/17/2016
Lake Jeanette State Forest THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 218-757-3274 03/17/2016
Lake of the Woods State Forest OPEN. Note that Red Lake tribal lands are always closed to non-band members. 218-634-2172 03/17/2016
Land O' Lakes State Forest OPEN 218-947-3232 06/23/2016
Lost River State Forest OPEN. THIS FOREST HAS EXTENSIVE WETLANDS WITH NO DESIGNATED OHV TRAILS. Note that Red Lake tribal lands are always closed to non-band members. 218-386-1304 06/16/2016
Lyons State Forest open 218-732-3309 04/27/2016
Mississippi Headwaters State Forest Open 218-835-3164 04/20/2016
Nemadji State Forest OPEN 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 06/09/2016
Northwest Angle State Forest THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. Red Lake tribal lands are always CLOSED to non-band members. 218-386-1304 03/17/2016
Pat Bayle State Forest OPEN 218-834-1420 06/22/2016
Paul Bunyan State Forest Open-On Saturday, May 21st, the following roads will be closed between noon and 8pm for the Headwaters Road Rally: Parkway, Kabekona, Spur 2, and the Steamboat Forest Road east of the Spur 2 intersection. 218-835-3164/218-732-3309 04/29/2016
Pillsbury State Forest State forest roads are OPEN to highway-licensed vehicles. THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNIITES IN THIS FOREST. 218-203-4423 04/15/2016
Lost Lake Road
CLOSED
04/07/2016
Pine Island State Forest Open 218-278-6651 06/30/2016
Anderson Road
OPEN to vehicles under 1800lbs GVW
06/30/2016
Ben Linn Road
06/30/2016
Blanchard
OPEN to vehicles under 1800lbs GVW
06/30/2016
Boise Boulevard
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW.
06/30/2016
Boquist Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW.
06/30/2016
Caldwell Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 4 tons per axle
06/30/2016
East Gemmell
CLOSED to vehicles over 4 tons per axle
06/30/2016
Fiero Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 4 tons GVW
06/30/2016
Flowing Well Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 4 tons per axle
06/30/2016
Frontier-Farmer Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
06/30/2016
Hendrickson's Camp Road
USE CAUTION, road grading begins 5/26/16 and will go into next week in the Littlefork area.
06/30/2016
Indian Pines Road
Closed to vehicles over 9,000 pounds GVW.
06/30/2016
Lindford Ditch Grade
06/30/2016
Little Tamarack Rd
OPEN to vehicles under 1,800 lbs. GVW.
06/30/2016
Mannilas Summer Road
06/30/2016
Pine Island Road
06/30/2016
Pine Island Road West
USE CAUTION, road grading underway.
06/30/2016
Porter Ridge Road
06/30/2016
Promersberger Road
Spot graveling beginning late this week and go into next week. Use caution.
06/30/2016
Sandsmark Road
Closed to vehicles over 9,000 pounds GVW.
06/30/2016
Sturgeon River Landing Ro
06/30/2016
Toumey-Williams Road
06/30/2016
Twomey Road
06/30/2016
West Gemmell
CLOSED to vehicles over tons per axle
06/30/2016
West Pine Island Road
USE CAUTION, road grading underway.
06/30/2016
Wildwood Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 4 tons per axle
06/30/2016
Red Lake State Forest Open - See exceptions 218-835-3164 04/28/2016
Blanchard Road
In Red Lake WMA - Closed to vehicles over 1800 Lbs GVW
04/28/2016
Little Tamarack Road 0098
Closed to vehicles over 1,800 lbs. GVW
04/28/2016
Remer State Forest THERE ARE NO ROADS OR TRAILS IN THIS FOREST AND NO OHV-RIDING OPPORTUNITIES EXCEPT A PORTION OF THE SOO LINE TRAIL. 218-203-4423 05/13/2016
Richard J. Dorer Memorial Hardwood Forest Forest roads are OPEN to all motor vehicles unless signed otherwise. Forest trails are CLOSED unless signed open. 507-206-2847 06/30/2016
Rum River State Forest OPEN, including Rum River Road and spur roads Dose Road, East Line Road, and Esker Trail in Mille Lacs County; and Apple Street and Arctic Trail in Kanabec County. 320-679-3683;320-345-6789 04/27/2016
Sand Dunes State Forest State forest roads are OPEN to highway-licensed vehicles. THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNIITES IN THIS FOREST. 03/17/2016
Savanna State Forest OPEN 218-426-3407 05/04/2016
Smokey Bear State Forest THERE ARE NO ROADS OR TRAILS, AND NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 218-278-6651 03/17/2016
Smoky Hills State Forest open 218-732-3309 04/27/2016
Snake River State Forest OPEN 320-679-3683/218-460-7020 04/21/2016
Solana State Forest OPEN with the following exception 320-592-3248 05/24/2016
Herubin MMR
CLOSED
05/24/2016
St. Croix State Forest Open Mallard Lake Forest Road has water over it about 5.5 miles in from the start. 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 06/09/2016
Sturgeon River State Forest Open 218-254-7989 05/26/2016
Alonga Road
OPEN
03/17/2016
Dean Road
OPEN
05/04/2016
French Road
East 1/2 CLOSED.
03/17/2016
MMR0814
OPEN
03/17/2016
MMR0928
OPEN
03/17/2016
MMR 0944
OPEN
03/17/2016
Shannon Lake Road
OPEN
05/04/2016
Snake Trail Road
OPEN
05/04/2016
Two Inlets State Forest open 218-732-3309 04/27/2016
Waukenabo State Forest OPEN 218-429-3011 05/04/2016
Wealthwood State Forest OPEN 218-429-3011 05/04/2016
Welsh Lake State Forest OPEN. THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 218-308-2065 03/31/2016
White Earth State Forest OPEN with the following exceptions. Note that White Earth tribal lands are always CLOSED to non-band members. 218-732-3309 04/27/2016
Whiteface River State Forest THERE ARE NO ROADS OR TRAILS, AND NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 218-879-0880 x 222 03/17/2016