Temporary State Forest Road Closures

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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.

graphic: No motorized sign

Notice: Groomed snowmobile trails, as signed, are closed starting Dec. 1 to off-highway vehicles (OHVs) and highway licensed vehicles (HLV's).

Caution: Groomed snowmobile trails exist due to partnerships between clubs, government units and private landowners. Help keep the snowmobile trails open by honoring permission granted to use the trails for snowmobiling only.

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 01/21/2016
Battleground State Forest THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 218-308-2065 01/21/2016
Bear Island State Forest OPEN 218-757-3274 01/21/2016
Beltrami Island State Forest OPEN with the following exceptions: 218-386-1304/218-634-2172 01/21/2016
Saul Road
CLOSED
01/21/2016
Trout Stream Road
CLOSED
01/21/2016
Big Fork State Forest OPEN 218-246-8343 01/21/2016
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 01/21/2016
Blackduck State Forest OPEN 218-835-3164 01/21/2016
Bowstring State Forest OHVS ALLOWED ONLY ON TRAILS POSTED AS OPEN. 218-999-7923 01/21/2016
Buena Vista State Forest OPEN 218-308-2065 01/21/2016
Burntside State Forest THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 218-753-2580, ext. 261 01/21/2016
Chengwatana State Forest OPEN 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 01/21/2016
Cloquet Valley State Forest OPEN 218-878-5640 01/21/2016
Crow Wing State Forest OPEN 218-833-8695 01/21/2016
D.A.R. State Forest THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 01/21/2016
Emily State Forest OPEN, but watch for signs and use CAUTION due to logging activity on MMR 0767 and 0768. 218-927-4040 01/21/2016
Finland State Forest OPEN 218-834-1420 01/21/2016
Fond du Lac State Forest OPEN 218-878-8640/218-460-7020 01/21/2016
Foot Hills State Forest OPEN, but use CAUTION in and around the north parking lot, as logging trucks will be traveling on the Spider McKinley Forest Road through the parking lot onto the ATV trail going west for approximately 1 mile; watch for "trucks hauling" signs. 218-947-3232 01/21/2016
General C. C. Andrews State Forest OPEN 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 01/21/2016
George Washington State Forest OPEN 218-999-7923 01/21/2016
Golden Anniversary State Forest THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 218-999-7923 01/21/2016
Grand Portage State Forest OPEN 218-834-1420 01/21/2016
Hill River State Forest OPEN 320-592-3248 01/21/2016
Huntersville State Forest OPEN 218-732-3309 01/21/2016
Insula Lake State Forest THIS FOREST IS ALWAYS CLOSED TO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING BECAUSE IT IS ENTIRELY WITHIN THE BWCA WILDERNESS. 01/21/2016
Kabetogama State Forest OPEN 218-757-3274 01/21/2016
Koochiching State Forest OPEN 218-278-6651/218/254-7989 01/21/2016
Lake Isabella State Forest THIS FOREST IS ALWAYS CLOSED TO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING BECAUSE IT IS ENTIRELY WITHIN THE BWCA WILDERNESS. 01/21/2016
Lake Jeanette State Forest THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 218-757-3274 01/21/2016
Lake of the Woods State Forest OPEN. Note that Red Lake tribal lands are always closed to non-band members. 218-634-2172 01/21/2016
Land O' Lakes State Forest OPEN 218-947-3232 01/21/2016
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 01/21/2016
Lyons State Forest OPEN 218-732-3309 01/21/2016
Mississippi Headwaters State Forest OPEN 218-308-2065 01/21/2016
Nemadji State Forest OPEN, but use CAUTION due to logging activity on Gandy Dancer Trail north of Harlis Road. 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 01/21/2016
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 01/21/2016
Pat Bayle State Forest OPEN 218-834-1420 01/21/2016
Paul Bunyan State Forest OPEN 218-308-2065/218-732-3309 01/21/2016
Pillsbury State Forest THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. Use CAUTION on Lost Lake Road due to logging activity and trucks hauling. 218-947-3232 01/21/2016
Pine Island State Forest 218-278-6651 01/21/2016
Red Lake State Forest OPEN 218-835-3164 01/21/2016
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. 218-999-7923 01/21/2016
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 01/21/2016
Snake Creek Unit
CLOSED
01/21/2016
Trout Valley Unit
CLOSED
01/21/2016
Rum River State Forest State forest roads are OPEN. THERE ARE NO DESIGNATED OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE TRAILS IN THIS FOREST. 320-679-3683;320-345-6789 01/21/2016
Sand Dunes State Forest State forest roads are OPEN to highway-licensed vehicles. THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNIITES IN THIS FOREST. 01/21/2016
Savanna State Forest OPEN 320-592-3248 01/21/2016
Smokey Bear State Forest THERE ARE NO ROADS OR TRAILS, AND NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 218-278-6651 01/21/2016
Smoky Hills State Forest OPEN 218-732-3309 01/21/2016
Snake River State Forest OPEN 320-679-3683/218-460-7020 01/21/2016
Solana State Forest OPEN 320-592-3248 01/21/2016
St. Croix State Forest OPEN 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 01/21/2016
Sturgeon River State Forest OPEN 218-254-7989 01/21/2016
Two Inlets State Forest OPEN 218-732-3309 01/21/2016
Waukenabo State Forest OPEN 320-592-3248 01/21/2016
Wealthwood State Forest OPEN 320-592-3248 01/21/2016
Welsh Lake State Forest OPEN. THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 218-308-2065 01/21/2016
White Earth State Forest OPEN. Note that White Earth tribal lands are always CLOSED to non-band members. 218-732-3309 01/21/2016
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 01/21/2016