Temporary State Forest Road Closures

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.

 

Visitor Alert:

  • Spring temporary trail and road closures are now in affect due to wet conditions in state forest, parks, recreation area and wildlife management areas.
  • Road and trail users should pay particular attention to state forest closures. A closed forest means that all roads and trails are closed. Signs will be posted at entry points and parking lots. The closures include all unmarked roads and trails, unless specifically listed.

 

Make sure to check for these signs while your 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 CLOSED 218-732-3309 04/17/2014
Battleground State Forest Forest is OPEN to non-motorized use. THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 218-308-2065 04/17/2014
Bear Island State Forest OPEN 218-757-3274 04/17/2014
Beltrami Island State Forest Forest is OPEN with the following exceptions: 218-386-1304/218-634-2172 04/17/2014
Airport Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2014
Bankton Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2014
Bednar Road
Closed to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2014
Bemis Hill Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2014
Blacks-Winner Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2014
Butterfield Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2014
Canning Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2014
Carp's Road East and West
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2014
Cole Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW.
04/17/2014
Dick's Parkway
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2014
East Hogsback Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW.
04/17/2014
Elkwood Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2014
Faunce
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2014
Faunce-Butterfield Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2014
Hiwood Road East
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs GVW
04/17/2014
Hiwood Road West
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2014
Hogsback O'Brien Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2014
Krull Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2014
Linder Lookout
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2014
Luxemberger Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2014
McAdams Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2014
Moose River East & West
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2014
Morehouse Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2014
Neheim Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2014
Nelson Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2014
Norris-Roosevelt Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2014
North Nelson Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2014
Northwest Boundary
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2014
Noyes Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2014
Palsberg Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2014
Penturen Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2014
Rapid River Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2014
River Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2014
Root Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2014
Saul Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2014
Smith and Stacey Roads
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2014
Spina Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2014
Stoney Corners Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2014
Stotts Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2014
Summer Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2014
Tanges/Swartz/Ditch 10
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2014
Thompson Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2014
Tofte Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs GVW
04/17/2014
Trout Stream Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2014
West Rapid River Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2014
Winner Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2014
Wobbles Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2014
Big Fork State Forest CLOSED with the following exception: 218-246-8343 04/17/2014
Cutfoot Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
04/17/2014
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 04/17/2014
Blackduck State Forest CLOSED with the following exception: 218-835-3162 04/18/2014
Will Paul Road
Itasca County portion OPEN to vehicles under 1,800 lbs. GVW
04/18/2014
Bowstring State Forest CLOSED with the following exceptions: 218-999-7923 04/17/2014
Graves Lake Road
OPEN
04/17/2014
Little Long Lake Road
OPEN
04/17/2014
Buena Vista State Forest CLOSED 218-308-2065 04/17/2014
Burntside State Forest OPEN to non-motorized use. THERE ARE NO ROADS OR TRAILS AND NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 218-753-2580, ext. 261 04/17/2014
Chengwatana State Forest CLOSED 320-245-6789/218-485-5410 04/17/2014
Cloquet Valley State Forest OPEN 218-879-0880 04/04/2014
Crow Wing State Forest CLOSED 218-833-8695 04/17/2014
D.A.R. State Forest OPEN to non-motorized use. THERE ARE NO OHV-RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 320-245-6789/218-485-5410 04/17/2014
Emily State Forest CLOSED 218-927-4040 04/17/2014
Finland State Forest OPEN 218-834-1420 04/04/2014
Fond du Lac State Forest OPEN 218-879-0880/218-485-5410 04/17/2014
Foot Hills State Forest CLOSED 218-947-3232 04/17/2014
General C. C. Andrews State Forest OPEN 320-245-6789/218-485-5410 04/17/2014
George Washington State Forest CLOSED with the following exceptions: 218-999-7923 04/17/2014
Bear Lake Road
OPEN
04/17/2014
Beatrice Lake Road
OPEN
04/17/2014
Bower Road
OPEN
04/17/2014
Cameron Road
OPEN to vehcles under 4 tons per axle
04/17/2014
Holmstrum Road
OPEN
04/17/2014
Homestead Road
OPEN to vehcles under 4 tons per axle
04/17/2014
Larson Lake Road
OPEN to vehcles under 4 tons per axle
04/17/2014
Link Lake Road
OPEN
04/17/2014
Long Lake Road
OPEN to vehcles under 4 tons per axle
04/17/2014
Lost Lake Road
OPEN to vehcles under 4 tons per axle
04/17/2014
Mary Lake Road
OPEN to vehicles under 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2014
Perkins Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
04/17/2014
Roller Coaster Road
OPEN to vehcles under 4 tons per axle
04/17/2014
Snake Trail Road
OPEN
04/17/2014
South Lofgren Road
OPEN to vehcles under 4 tons per axle
04/17/2014
Stingy Lake Road
OPEN
04/17/2014
Valley River Road
OPEN
04/17/2014
Wasson Lake Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
04/17/2014
West Sturgeon Road
OPEN
04/17/2014
Wilson Lake Road
OPEN to vehcles under 4 tons per axle
04/17/2014
Golden Anniversary State Forest Forest is OPEN to non-motorized use. THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 218-999-7923 04/17/2014
Grand Portage State Forest OPEN 218-834-1420 01/24/2014
Hill River State Forest CLOSED with the following exceptions: 320-592-3248 04/17/2014
Bass Lake Road #1691
OPEN
04/17/2014
Haypoint Road
OPEN
04/17/2014
Haypoint WMA Road
OPEN
04/17/2014
Quadna Road
OPEN
04/17/2014
Splithand Road
OPEN
04/17/2014
Taylor Lake Access Road
OPEN
04/17/2014
Washburn Lake Road
OPEN
04/17/2014
White Elk Lake Trail
OPEN
04/17/2014
Huntersville State Forest CLOSED 218-732-3309 04/17/2014
Insula Lake State Forest THIS FOREST IS ALWAYS CLOSED TO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING BECAUSE IT IS ENTIRELY WITHIN THE BWCA WILDERNESS. 04/17/2014
Kabetogama State Forest OPEN with the following exceptions: 218-757-3274 04/17/2014
Biondich Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2014
Diamond Match Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 4 tons GVW
04/17/2014
East Camp 90 Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 4 tons GVW
04/17/2014
Elbow Lake Grade
CLOSED to vehicles over 4 tons GVW
04/17/2014
North Ash Lake Road
Closed to vehicles over 1,000 lbs GVW
04/17/2014
Pearl Lake/Johnson Farm R
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2014
Sheep Ranch Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 4 tons GVW
04/17/2014
Townline Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 4 tons GVW
04/17/2014
Koochiching State Forest CLOSED with the following exceptions: 218-278-6651 04/17/2014
Dentaybow Road
OPEN to vehicles under 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2014
Holmstrom Spur Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
04/17/2014
Nelson Road
OPEN to vehicles under 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2014
Promersberger Road
OPEN to vehicles under 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2014
River Road
OPEN to vehicles under 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2014
Section 10 Road
OPEN to vehicles under 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2014
Wisner Road
OPEN to vehicles under 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2014
Lake Isabella State Forest THIS FOREST IS ALWAYS CLOSED TO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING BECAUSE IT IS ENTIRELY WITHIN THE BWCA WILDERNESS. 04/17/2014
Lake Jeanette State Forest State lands are open. National Forest lands are always CLOSED, as they are within the BWCA wilderness. THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 218-757-3274 04/17/2014
Lake of the Woods State Forest OPEN with the following exception. Note that Red Lake tribal lands are always closed to non-band members. 218-634-2172 04/17/2014
Blanchard Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,800 lbs. GVW
04/17/2014
Land O' Lakes State Forest CLOSED 218-947-3232 04/17/2014
Lost River State Forest Forest is open with the following exceptions. 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 04/17/2014
Campbell Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs GVW
04/17/2014
Lindberg Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2014
Norland Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2014
Lyons State Forest CLOSED 218-732-3309 04/17/2014
Mississippi Headwaters State Forest CLOSED 218-308-2065 04/17/2014
Nemadji State Forest CLOSED 320-245-6789/218-485-5410 04/17/2014
Northwest Angle State Forest Forest is OPEN to non-motorized use. EXTENSIVE WETLANDS WITH NO DESIGNATED OHV TRAILS OR FOREST ROADS. Red Lake tribal lands are always CLOSED to non-band members. 218-386-1304 04/17/2014
Pat Bayle State Forest OPEN 218-834-1420 01/24/2014
Paul Bunyan State Forest CLOSED 218-308-2065/218-732-3309 04/17/2014
Pillsbury State Forest Forest is OPEN. THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY-VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 218-947-3232 04/17/2014
Pine Island State Forest CLOSED with the following exceptions. 218-278-6651 04/17/2014
Ben Linn Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 ton per axle
04/17/2014
Caldwell Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 ton per axle
04/17/2014
East Gemmell
OPEN to vehicles under 4 ton per axle
04/17/2014
Fiero Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 ton per axle
04/17/2014
Flowing Well Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 ton per axle
04/17/2014
Hendrickson's Camp Road
OPEN to vehicles under 1,000 lbs. GVW.
04/17/2014
Lindford Ditch Grade
OPEN to vehicles under 1,000 lbs. GVW.
04/17/2014
Little Tamarack Rd
OPEN to vehicles under 1,800 lbs. GVW.
04/17/2014
Lost River Road
OPEN to vehicles under 1,800 lbs. GVW.
04/17/2014
Lucky 13 Road
OPEN to vehicles under 1,000 lbs. GVW.
04/17/2014
Mannilas Summer Road
OPEN to vehicles under 1,000 lbs. GVW.
04/17/2014
Old Buck Road
OPEN to vehicles under 1,800 lbs. GVW.
04/17/2014
Pine Island Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle from Gate's Corner to Fiero Road Junction. CLOSED from Fiero Road to Koochiching County line.
04/17/2014
Porter Ridge Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
04/17/2014
Sturgeon River Landing Ro
OPEN to vehicles under 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2014
Toumey-Williams Road
OPEN to vehicles under 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2014
West Gemmell
OPEN to vehicles under 4 ton per axle
04/17/2014
West Pine Island Road
West end (Beltrami to Fiero Road) CLOSED to vehicles over 1000 lbs. GVW
04/11/2014
Wildwood Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
04/17/2014
Red Lake State Forest CLOSED with the following exceptions. Note that Red Lake tribal lands are always closed to non-band members. 218-835-3162 04/18/2014
Little Tamarack Road 0098
Beltrami County portion OPEN to vehicles under 1,800 lbs. GVW
04/18/2014
Lost River Road
Beltrami County portion OPEN to vehicles under 1800 lbs GVW
04/18/2014
Range Line Road
Beltrami County portion CLOSED to vehicles over 1800 lbs GVW
04/18/2014
Remer State Forest OPEN to non-motorized use. THERE ARE NO FOREST ROADS OR TRAILS IN THIS FOREST, AND NO OHV-RIDING OPPORTUNITIES EXCEPT A PORTION OF THE SOO LINE TRAIL. 218-999-7923 04/17/2014
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 04/17/2014
Snake Creek Unit
CLOSED for the season to motorized use and horses.
04/17/2014
Trout Valley Unit
CLOSED for the season to motorized use and horses.
04/17/2014
Rum River State Forest CLOSED. THERE ARE NO DESIGNATED OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE TRAILS IN THIS FOREST. 320-679-3683;320-345-6789 04/17/2014
Sand Dunes State Forest State forest roads are OPEN to highway-licensed vehicles. THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNIITES IN THIS FOREST. 04/17/2014
Savanna State Forest CLOSED with the following exceptions: 320-592-3248 04/17/2014
Aitkin Lake Access #1835
OPEN to vehicles under 1,000 lbs GVW
04/17/2014
Aitkin Lake Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
04/17/2014
Balsam Truck Trail
OPEN
04/17/2014
Hay Lake Cmpgrnd Road
OPEN
04/17/2014
Hedboom Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
04/17/2014
Pine Ridge Road
OPEN
04/17/2014
Pine Ridge Road East
OPEN
04/17/2014
Remote Lake Road
OPEN
04/17/2014
Remote Pit
OPEN
04/17/2014
Sandy River Access Road
OPEN
04/17/2014
West Remote Road
OPEN
04/17/2014
Smokey Bear State Forest OPEN to non-motorized use. THERE ARE NO ROADS OR OHV TRAILS IN THIS FOREST. 218-278-6651 04/17/2014
Smoky Hills State Forest CLOSED 218-732-3309 04/17/2014
Snake River State Forest OPEN 320-679-3683/218-485-5410 04/17/2014
Solana State Forest CLOSED with the following exceptions: 320-592-3248 04/17/2014
East White Pine Road
OPEN
04/17/2014
West White Pine Road
OPEN
04/17/2014
St. Croix State Forest CLOSED, but open to Grace's Lake 320-245-6789/218-485-5410 04/17/2014
Sturgeon River State Forest CLOSED with the following exceptions: 218-262-6772 04/17/2014
Dean Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons/axle
04/17/2014
Shannon Lake Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
04/17/2014
Two Inlets State Forest CLOSED 218-732-3309 04/17/2014
Waukenabo State Forest CLOSED with the following exceptions: 320-592-3248 04/17/2014
Red Lake Access Road
OPEN
04/17/2014
Soo Line Access Road 1681
OPEN to vehicles under 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/17/2014
Wealthwood State Forest CLOSED 320-592-3248 04/17/2014
Welsh Lake State Forest CLOSED. THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 218-308-2065 04/17/2014
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 04/18/2014
Little Scenic Road
CLOSED
04/18/2014
MMR 1375 (near Rice Lake)
CLOSED
04/17/2014
Yogi Lee MMR
CLOSED
04/17/2014
Whiteface River State Forest OPEN to non-motorized use. THERE ARE NO ROADS OR TRAILS OR OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 218-879-0880 x 222 04/17/2014