Temporary State Forest Road Closures

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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:

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

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 11/03/2016
Beltrami Island State Forest Most roads currently open. Winter snowplowing is done on Dick's Parkway, Thompson, Winner, River, Butterfield, and Roosevelt. Plowing outside of the following roads is dependent of timber sale activity. 218-386-1304/218-634-2172 12/04/2016
Elkwood Road
CLOSED to all vehicles over 1000 lbs. Gate is closed. Will be open by December 9 once freezing conditions occur.
12/04/2016
McAdams Road
CLOSED to all vehicles over 1000 lbs. Gate is closed. Will be open by December 9 once freezing conditions occur.
12/04/2016
Stotts Road
CLOSED to all vehicles over 1000 lbs. Gate is closed. Will be open by December 9 once freezing conditions occur.
12/04/2016
Big Fork State Forest Open 218-246-8343 07/29/2016
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 07/29/2016
Buena Vista State Forest Open 218-308-2065 07/26/2016
Burntside State Forest THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 218-753-2580, ext. 261 11/03/2016
Chengwatana State Forest Open 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 12/01/2016
Cloquet Valley State Forest Open 218-878-5640 11/30/2016
Crow Wing State Forest OPEN 218-203-4423 12/02/2016
D.A.R. State Forest THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 12/01/2016
Emily State Forest OPEN 218-203-4423 10/20/2016
Finland State Forest 218-834-1420 12/01/2016
Fond du Lac State Forest Open 218-878-8640/218-460-7020 11/30/2016
Foot Hills State Forest OPEN, but use CAUTION between Bull Moose Trail and Rode Camp Road due to logging activity. 218-947-3232 10/20/2016
General C. C. Andrews State Forest OPEN- 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 12/01/2016
George Washington State Forest Open 218-254-7989 07/29/2016
Bear Lake Road
OPEN
07/29/2016
Beatrice Lake Road
OPEN
07/29/2016
Bower Road
OPEN
07/29/2016
Button Box Road
OPEN
07/29/2016
Link Lake Road
OPEN
07/29/2016
Snake Trail Road
OPEN
07/29/2016
Stingy Lake Road
OPEN
07/29/2016
Thistledew Trail
Open
07/29/2016
Valley River Road
OPEN
07/29/2016
West Sturgeon Road
OPEN
07/29/2016
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 12/01/2016
Hill River State Forest OPEN with the following exceptions due to wind damaged timber over road 218-697-2476 08/04/2016
Brower Road
CLOSED
07/29/2016
Wiedegar Road
last 1 mile closed due to trees over road.
08/04/2016
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. 11/03/2016
Kabetogama State Forest OPEN - minor surface wahsing, travel with care. 218-757-3274 11/03/2016
Camp 90 Road
CLOSED after gate to highway vehicles. ATV ok.
11/03/2016
Gannon Lake Trail
OPEN, EXCEPT segment in Township 68-19, Sections 26 & 27, is CLOSED.
11/03/2016
Koochiching State Forest 218-278-6651/218/254-7989 11/17/2016
Beaver Trail
11/17/2016
Dentaybow Road
Logging trucks hauling.
11/17/2016
Mile Post Six Road
Open to vehicles under 1,200 lbs. GVW.
11/17/2016
Nelson Road
11/17/2016
Promersberger Road
Open to 4-wheeler/ OHV traffic
11/17/2016
River Road
Open to 4 wheeler / OHV traffic.
11/17/2016
Section 10 Road
11/17/2016
Wisner Road
11/17/2016
Lake Isabella State Forest THIS FOREST IS ALWAYS CLOSED TO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING BECAUSE IT IS ENTIRELY WITHIN THE BWCA WILDERNESS. 11/03/2016
Lake Jeanette State Forest THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 218-757-3274 11/03/2016
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 10/20/2016
Lost River State Forest OPEN. THIS FOREST HAS EXTENSIVE WETLANDS WITH NO DESIGNATED OHV TRAILS. These forest roads are not plowed by the state. Snowplowing is dependent on timber sale activity. 218-386-1304 12/04/2016
Lyons State Forest Minimum maintenance forest roads #0375 and #0377 will be closed for an undetermined time due to flooding. 218-732-3309 09/23/2016
Mississippi Headwaters State Forest Open 218-835-3164 04/20/2016
Nemadji State Forest Open- Please watch your speed on the road. Park Forest road will be closed on December 3rd for a special event. 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 12/01/2016
Park Forest Road
CLOSED on December 3rd for a special event
12/01/2016
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 12/04/2016
Pat Bayle State Forest OPEN 218-834-1420 06/22/2016
Paul Bunyan State Forest open the Steamboat forest road east of highway 64 has been repaired. 218-835-3164/218-732-3309 09/23/2016
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 10/20/2016
Lost Lake Road
CLOSED
04/07/2016
Pine Island State Forest 218-278-6651 11/17/2016
Anderson Road
OPEN to vehicles under 1800lbs GVW
11/17/2016
Ben Linn Road
11/17/2016
Blanchard
OPEN to vehicles under 1800lbs GVW
11/17/2016
Boise Boulevard
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW.
11/17/2016
Boquist Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW.
11/17/2016
Fiero Road
11/17/2016
Frontier-Farmer Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
11/17/2016
Hendrickson's Camp Road
11/17/2016
Indian Pines Road
Closed to vehicles over 9,000 pounds GVW.
11/17/2016
Lindford Ditch Grade
11/17/2016
Little Tamarack Rd
OPEN to vehicles under 1,800 lbs. GVW.
11/17/2016
Mannilas Summer Road
11/17/2016
Pine Island Road
11/17/2016
Pine Island Road West
11/17/2016
Porter Ridge Road
Use caution, grading underway 8/5/16
11/17/2016
Promersberger Road
11/17/2016
Sandsmark Road
Closed to vehicles over 9,000 pounds GVW.
11/17/2016
Sturgeon River Landing Ro
11/17/2016
Toumey-Williams Road
11/17/2016
Twomey Road
11/17/2016
West Pine Island Road
11/17/2016
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. NOTICE: TUSHAUS HILL ROAD is currently closed due to washouts from recent rainstorms. When repairs to the road are complete the road will reopen. 507-206-2847 11/16/2016
Rum River State Forest All roads are open to the public. 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 12/07/2016
Sand Dunes State Forest State forest roads are OPEN to highway-licensed vehicles. THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNIITES IN THIS FOREST. 12/07/2016
Savanna State Forest OPEN 218-426-3407 08/04/2016
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 Chelsey Brook Forest Road is open to public travel. 320-679-3683/218-460-7020 12/07/2016
Solana State Forest OPEN with the following exception 320-592-3248 11/18/2016
White Pine Spur MMR#0265
CLOSED
11/18/2016
St. Croix State Forest Open. Check the trails page because some trails are closed Mallard road has water over the road 5.5 miles in. 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 12/01/2016
Sturgeon River State Forest Open 218-254-7989 11/03/2016
Dean Road
OPEN
11/03/2016
French Road
East 1/2 CLOSED.
11/03/2016
MMR0814
OPEN
11/03/2016
MMR0928
OPEN
11/03/2016
MMR 0944
OPEN
11/03/2016
Shannon Lake Road
OPEN
11/03/2016
Snake Trail Road
OPEN
11/03/2016
Two Inlets State Forest 218-732-3309 09/12/2016
Indian Creek Road
CLOSED - road is under water
03/17/2016
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. Note that White Earth tribal lands are always CLOSED to non-band members. 218-308-2065 09/12/2016
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