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.

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.

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 03/31/2016
South Bear Head Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 4Ton/axil
03/31/2016
Beltrami Island State Forest OPEN with the following exceptions: 218-386-1304/218-634-2172 04/30/2016
Aichele Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW.
04/30/2016
Airport Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/30/2016
Bankton Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 pounds GVW.
04/30/2016
Bednar Road
Closed to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/30/2016
Bemis Hill
Closed to Vehicles over 1,000 lbs GVW
04/30/2016
Blacks-Winner
Closed to Vehicles over 1,000 lbs GVW
04/30/2016
Butterfield Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
04/30/2016
Canning Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/30/2016
Carp's Road East and West
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/30/2016
Dick's Parkway
Closed to Vehicles over 9,000 lbs GVW
04/30/2016
East Hogsback
Closed to Vehicles over 1,000 lbs GVW
04/30/2016
Elkwood Road
CLOSED to all vehicles. Gate is closed.
04/30/2016
Faunce
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
04/30/2016
Faunce-Butterfield Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
04/30/2016
Hammer Hills Road
Closed to vehicles over 1000 lbs GVW
04/30/2016
Hiwood Road East
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs GVW. Gates closed.
04/30/2016
Hiwood Road West
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW. Gates Closed.
04/30/2016
Hogsback O'Brien Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/30/2016
Linder Lookout
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/30/2016
Luxemberger Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW. Gates Closed.
04/30/2016
McAdams Road
CLOSED to all vehicles
04/30/2016
Moose River East & West
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW. Gates Closed.
04/30/2016
Morehouse Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW. Gates Closed.
04/30/2016
Neheim Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/30/2016
Nelson Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
04/30/2016
Norris-Roosevelt Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
04/30/2016
North Nelson Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/30/2016
Northwest Boundary
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/30/2016
Noyes Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/30/2016
Palsburg Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW. Gates on through swamp closed.
04/30/2016
Penturen Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/30/2016
Pitt Grade Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
04/30/2016
Rapid River Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW Culvert washed out 2 miles west of junction with CO Rd 77. The washout is not passable.
04/30/2016
River Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW to last cabin Closed to vehicles over 1000 lbs GVW east of last cabin
04/30/2016
Root Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/30/2016
Santa Anna Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
04/30/2016
Saul Road
CLOSED
04/30/2016
Smith and Stacey Roads
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/30/2016
Snow's Road
Closed to vehicles over 1000 lbs GVW
04/30/2016
Spina Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
04/30/2016
Stoney Corners Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
04/30/2016
Stotts Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW. Gates Closed.
04/30/2016
Summer Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/30/2016
Tanges/Swartz/Ditch 10
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/30/2016
Thompson Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs GVW
04/30/2016
Tofte Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW. Gates Closed.
04/30/2016
Trout Stream Road
CLOSED
04/30/2016
West Bankton Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 pounds GVW.
04/30/2016
West Rapid River Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
04/30/2016
Winner Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
04/30/2016
Wobbles Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs GVW. Gates closed.
04/30/2016
Big Fork State Forest Closed 218-246-8343 04/22/2016
Cutfoot Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons/axle
04/22/2016
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 Closed. The Bowstring is a Limited Forest. Roads and trails are always closed unless posted open. 218-328-8984 04/22/2016
Graves Lake Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons/axle
04/22/2016
Little Long Lake Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons/axle
04/22/2016
South Bowstring Road
OPEN
04/22/2016
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 05/04/2016
Cloquet Valley State Forest Closed 218-878-5640 04/28/2016
Crow Wing State Forest OPEN 218-203-4423 04/15/2016
D.A.R. State Forest THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 05/04/2016
Emily State Forest OPEN 218-203-4423 04/15/2016
Finland State Forest East General Grade, Heffelfinger and Beaver River Rd closed 218-834-1420 04/28/2016
Fond du Lac State Forest Roads are open 218-878-8640/218-460-7020 04/28/2016
Foot Hills State Forest OPEN 218-947-3232 04/15/2016
General C. C. Andrews State Forest OPEN 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 05/04/2016
George Washington State Forest Closed 218-328-8984 05/04/2016
Bear Lake Road
OPEN
05/04/2016
Beatrice Lake Road
OPEN
05/04/2016
Bower Road
OPEN
05/04/2016
Button Box Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons/axle
04/22/2016
Cameron Road
OPEN to vehcles under 4 tons per axle
04/22/2016
Deer Farm Lake Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons/axle from state gravel pit to South Loftgren Rroad.
04/22/2016
Holmstrum Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons/axle
04/22/2016
Homestead Road
OPEN to vehcles under 4 tons per axle
04/22/2016
Larson Lake Road
OPEN to vehcles under 4 tons per axle
04/22/2016
Link Lake Road
OPEN
05/04/2016
Long Lake Road
OPEN to vehcles under 4 tons per axle
04/22/2016
Lost Lake Road
OPEN to vehcles under 4 tons per axle
04/22/2016
May Lake Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons/axle
04/22/2016
Perkins Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
04/22/2016
Roller Coaster Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
04/22/2016
Snake Trail Road
OPEN
05/04/2016
South Loftgren Road
OPEN to vehcles under 4 tons per axle
04/22/2016
Stingy Lake Road
OPEN
05/04/2016
Thistledew Trail
CLOSED
04/22/2016
Valley River Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
04/22/2016
Wasson Lake Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
04/22/2016
West Sturgeon Road
OPEN
05/04/2016
Wilson Lake Road
OPEN to vehcles under 4 tons per axle
04/22/2016
Golden Anniversary State Forest THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 218-328-8984 04/22/2016
Grand Portage State Forest Forest is open, but Otter Lake Rd is closed. Roads are soft. 218-834-1420 04/28/2016
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 03/31/2016
Diamond Match Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 2000lbs GVW
03/31/2016
East Camp 90 Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 4Ton/axil
03/31/2016
Elbow Lake Grade
CLOSED to vehicles over 4Ton/axil
03/31/2016
Kohler Pit MMR
CLOSED to vehicles over 2000 lbs GVW
03/31/2016
North Ash Lake Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 2000lbs GVW
03/31/2016
Pearl Lake/Johnson Farm R
CLOSED to vehicles over 2000lbs GVW
03/31/2016
Sheep Ranch Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 4Ton/axil
03/31/2016
Smith Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 2000 lbs. GVW
03/31/2016
Townline Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 4Ton/axil
03/31/2016
Koochiching State Forest Closed 218-278-6651/218/254-7989 04/29/2016
Biondich Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 2000 lbs GVW
04/29/2016
Caldwell Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle.
04/29/2016
Cutfoot Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
04/29/2016
Dentaybow Road
OPEN to vehicles under 1,200 lbs GVW
04/29/2016
Holmstrom Spur Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
04/29/2016
Nelson Road
OPEN to vehicles under 1,200 lbs. GVW
04/29/2016
North Ash Lake Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 2000 lbs. GVW.
04/29/2016
Pearl Lake/Johnson Farm R
Closed to vehicles over 2000 lbs. GVW.
04/29/2016
Promersberger Road
Open to vehicles under 1,200 lbs GVW
04/29/2016
River Road
Open to vehicles under 1,200 lbs GVW
04/29/2016
Section 10 Road
OPEN to vehicles under 1,200 lbs GVW
04/29/2016
South Lofgren Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
04/29/2016
Wisner Road
Open to vehicles under 1,200 lbs GVW
04/29/2016
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 Cedar Lake Loop CLOSED due to washout. 218-947-3232 04/29/2016
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 04/30/2016
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 05/04/2016
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 04/07/2016
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 Closed 218-278-6651 04/29/2016
Anderson Road
OPEN to vehicles under 1800lbs GVW
04/29/2016
Ben Linn Road
Closed to vehicles over 4 tons per axle
04/29/2016
Blanchard
OPEN to vehicles under 1800lbs GVW
04/29/2016
Boise Boulevard
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW.
04/29/2016
Boquist Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW.
04/29/2016
Caldwell Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 4 tons per axle
04/29/2016
East Gemmell
CLOSED to vehicles over 4 tons per axle
04/29/2016
Fiero Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 4 tons GVW
04/29/2016
Flowing Well Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 4 tons per axle
04/29/2016
Frontier-Farmer Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
04/29/2016
Hendrickson's Camp Road
Open to vehicles under 1,200 lbs. GVW
04/29/2016
Indian Pines Road
Closed to vehicles over 9,000 pounds GVW.
04/29/2016
Lindford Ditch Grade
Open to vehicles under 1,200 lbs. GVW
04/29/2016
Little Tamarack Rd
OPEN to vehicles under 1,800 lbs. GVW.
04/29/2016
Mannilas Summer Road
Open to vehicles under 1,200 lbs. GVW
04/29/2016
Pine Island Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 4 tons
04/29/2016
Pine Island Road West
Open to vehicles under 1,200 lbs. GVW
04/29/2016
Porter Ridge Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 4 tons per axle
04/29/2016
Promersberger Road
Open to vehicles under 1,200 lbs. GVW.
04/29/2016
Sandsmark Road
Closed to vehicles over 9,000 pounds GVW.
04/29/2016
Sturgeon River Landing Ro
Open to vehicles under 1,200 lbs. GVW
04/29/2016
Toumey-Williams Road
OPEN, except east end is CLOSED to vehicles over 4 tons GVW, and west end from Hendrickson Camp Road intersection to Pine Island SFR intersection is Open to vehicles under 1,200 lbs. GVW.
04/29/2016
West Gemmell
CLOSED to vehicles over tons per axle
04/29/2016
West Pine Island Road
Open to vehicles under 1,200 lbs. GVW
04/29/2016
Wildwood Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 4 tons per axle
04/29/2016
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. 218-328-8984 03/17/2016
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 05/02/2016
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 CLOSED WITH THE FOLLOWING EXCEPTIONS 320-592-3248 05/04/2016
Dehaven Road
OPEN
05/04/2016
East White Pine Road
OPEN
05/04/2016
Giese Road
OPEN
05/04/2016
Giese Road MMR
OPEN to vehicles<2000 Lbs. GVW
05/04/2016
Herubin Road
OPEN
04/21/2016
MMR 0604
OPEN
04/21/2016
MMR 1672
OPEN TO VEHICLES<2000 LBS GVW
04/21/2016
Split Rock Road
OPEN
05/04/2016
West White Pine Road
OPEN
05/04/2016
White Pine Spur MMR#0265
OPEN
05/04/2016
W White Pine Gravel Pit
OPEN
04/21/2016
St. Croix State Forest Open Mallard Lake Forest Road is wet. 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 05/04/2016
Sturgeon River State Forest Closed 218-254-7989 05/04/2016
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