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.

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 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 Unseasonably warm temperatures are predicted; road conditions will be extremely variable. Temperatures above or near freezing will leave roads very susceptible to damage. To prevent closure we ask that vehicles stay off forest roads until conditions improve. 218-757-3274 02/16/2017
Beltrami Island State Forest Most roads currently open. Winter snowplowing is done on Dick's Parkway, Thompson, Winner, River, Butterfield, and Roosevelt in western portion of forest. Plowing outside of the following roads is dependent of timber sale activity.Unseasonably warm temperatures are predicted; road conditions will be extremely variable. Temperatures above or near freezing will leave roads very susceptible to damage. To prevent closure we ask that vehicles stay off forest roads until conditions improve. 218-386-1304/218-634-2172 02/16/2017
Elkwood Road
CLOSED to all vehicles over 1000 lbs. Gate is closed. Will be open by December 9 once freezing conditions occur.
02/16/2017
McAdams Road
CLOSED to all vehicles over 1000 lbs. Gate is closed. Will be open by December 9 once freezing conditions occur.
02/16/2017
Stotts Road
CLOSED to all vehicles over 1000 lbs. Gate is closed. Will be open by December 9 once freezing conditions occur.
02/16/2017
Big Fork State Forest Open. Unseasonably warm temperatures are predicted; road conditions will be extremely variable. Temperatures above or near freezing will leave roads very susceptible to damage. To prevent closure we ask that vehicles stay off forest roads until conditions improve. 218-246-8343 02/16/2017
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. Unseasonably warm temperatures are predicted; road conditions will be extremely variable. Temperatures above or near freezing will leave roads very susceptible to damage. To prevent closure we ask that vehicles stay off forest roads until conditions improve. 218-246-8343 02/16/2017
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. Unseasonably warm temperatures are predicted; road conditions will be extremely variable. Temperatures above or near freezing will leave roads very susceptible to damage. To prevent closure we ask that vehicles stay off forest roads until conditions improve. 218-753-2580, ext. 261 02/16/2017
Chengwatana State Forest Closed. Road is closed. Check trails page for information on trails. 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 02/25/2017
Cloquet Valley State Forest OPEN. Unseasonably warm temperatures are predicted; road conditions will be extremely variable. Temperatures above or near freezing will leave roads very susceptible to damage. To prevent closure we ask that vehicles stay off unfrozen forest roads until conditions improve. 218-878-5640 02/22/2017
Crow Wing State Forest OPEN. Unseasonably warm temperatures are predicted; road conditions will be extremely variable. Temperatures above or near freezing will leave roads very susceptible to damage. To prevent closure we ask that vehicles stay off forest roads until conditions improve 218-203-4423 02/23/2017
D.A.R. State Forest THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 02/25/2017
Emily State Forest OPEN. Unseasonably warm temperatures are predicted; road conditions will be extremely variable. Temperatures above or near freezing will leave roads very susceptible to damage. To prevent closure we ask that vehicles stay off forest roads until conditions improve 218-203-4423 02/23/2017
Finland State Forest Unseasonably warm temperatures are predicted; road conditions will be extremely variable. Temperatures above or near freezing will leave roads very susceptible to damage. To prevent closure we ask that vehicles stay off forest roads until conditions improve. 218-834-1420 02/16/2017
Fond du Lac State Forest OPEN. Unseasonably warm temperatures are predicted; road conditions will be extremely variable. Temperatures above or near freezing will leave roads very susceptible to damage. To prevent closure we ask that vehicles stay off unfrozen forest roads until conditions improve. 218-878-8640/218-460-7020 02/22/2017
Foot Hills State Forest OPEN. Unseasonably warm temperatures are predicted; road conditions will be extremely variable. Temperatures above or near freezing will leave roads very susceptible to damage. To prevent closure we ask that vehicles stay off forest roads until conditions improve 218-947-3232 02/23/2017
General C. C. Andrews State Forest OPEN. Roads are open but are soft on warm days. 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 02/25/2017
George Washington State Forest Open Unseasonably warm temperatures are predicted; road conditions will be extremely variable. Temperatures above or near freezing will leave roads very susceptible to damage. To prevent closure we ask that vehicles stay off forest roads until conditions improve. 218-254-7989 02/16/2017
Bear Lake Road
OPEN
02/16/2017
Beatrice Lake Road
OPEN
02/16/2017
Bower Road
OPEN
02/16/2017
Button Box Road
OPEN
02/16/2017
Link Lake Road
OPEN
02/16/2017
Snake Trail Road
OPEN
02/16/2017
Stingy Lake Road
OPEN
02/16/2017
Thistledew Trail
Open
07/29/2016
Valley River Road
OPEN
02/16/2017
West Sturgeon Road
OPEN
02/16/2017
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 Unseasonably warm temperatures are predicted; road conditions will be extremely variable. Temperatures above or near freezing will leave roads very susceptible to damage. To prevent closure we ask that vehicles stay off forest roads until conditions improve. 218-834-1420 02/16/2017
Hill River State Forest To avoid damage to forest roads please limit use to times when road is frozen during this upcoming warm period. 218-697-2476 02/16/2017
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 Unseasonably warm temperatures are predicted; road conditions will be extremely variable. Temperatures above or near freezing will leave roads very susceptible to damage. To prevent closure we ask that vehicles stay off forest roads until conditions improve. 218-757-3274 02/16/2017
Koochiching State Forest OPEN Unseasonably warm temperatures are predicted; road conditions will be extremely variable. Temperatures above or near freezing will leave roads very susceptible to damage. To prevent closure we ask that vehicles stay off forest roads until conditions improve. 218-278-6651/218/254-7989 02/16/2017
Beaver Trail
12/08/2016
Dentaybow Road
Logging trucks hauling, use caution
02/16/2017
Mile Post Six Road
02/16/2017
Nelson Road
Logging trucks hauling, use caution
02/16/2017
Promersberger Road
02/16/2017
River Road
02/16/2017
Section 10 Road
02/16/2017
Wisner Road
02/16/2017
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 02/21/2017
Aichele Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW.
03/17/2016
Bankton Road
Open to vehicles under 9,000 lbs. GVW.
02/21/2017
Blanchard Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,800 lbs. GVW
03/17/2016
Boquist Road
03/17/2016
East Hogsback Road
Open to vehicles under 1,000 lbs. GVW.
02/21/2017
Hogsback Road
Open to vehicles under 7,000 lbs. GVW.
02/21/2017
Krull Road
Open to vehicles under 9,000 lbs. GVW.
02/21/2017
Nelson Road
Open to vehicles under 9,000 lbs. GVW.
02/21/2017
North Nelson Road
Open to vehicles under 9,000 lbs. GVW.
02/21/2017
Pitt Grade Road
Open to vehicles under 9,000 lbs. GVW.
02/21/2017
Rapid River Road East
Use caution due to road construction; watch for trucks hauling.
02/21/2017
Spina Road
Open to vehicles under 9,000 lbs. GVW.
02/21/2017
Stoney Corners Road
Open to vehicles under 9,000 lbs. GVW.
02/21/2017
Land O' Lakes State Forest OPEN. Unseasonably warm temperatures are predicted; road conditions will be extremely variable. Temperatures above or near freezing will leave roads very susceptible to damage. To prevent closure we ask that vehicles stay off forest roads until conditions improve 218-947-3232 02/16/2017
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. Unseasonably warm temperatures are predicted; road conditions will be extremely variable. Temperatures above or near freezing will leave roads very susceptible to damage. To prevent closure we ask that vehicles stay off forest roads until conditions improve. 218-386-1304 02/16/2017
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. Unseasonably warm temperatures are predicted; road conditions will be extremely variable. Temperatures above or near freezing will leave roads very susceptible to damage. To prevent closure we ask that vehicles stay off forest roads until conditions improve. 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 02/25/2017
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. Forest Roads and trails are not plowed. Unseasonably warm temperatures are predicted; road conditions will be extremely variable. Temperatures above or near freezing will leave roads very susceptible to damage. To prevent closure we ask that vehicles stay off forest roads until conditions improve. 218-386-1304 02/16/2017
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. Unseasonably warm temperatures are predicted; road conditions will be extremely variable. Temperatures above or near freezing will leave roads very susceptible to damage. To prevent closure we ask that vehicles stay off forest roads until conditions improve 218-203-4423 02/23/2017
Lost Lake Road
CLOSED
04/07/2016
Pine Island State Forest OPEN. Unseasonably warm temperatures are predicted; road conditions will be extremely variable. Temperatures above or near freezing will leave roads very susceptible to damage. To prevent closure we ask that vehicles stay off forest roads until conditions improve. 218-278-6651 02/16/2017
Anderson Road
OPEN to vehicles under 1800lbs GVW
02/16/2017
Ben Linn Road
02/16/2017
Blanchard
OPEN to vehicles under 1800lbs GVW
02/16/2017
Boise Boulevard
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW.
02/16/2017
Boquist Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW.
02/16/2017
Fiero Road
02/16/2017
Frontier-Farmer Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
02/16/2017
Hendrickson's Camp Road
Logging traffic, use caution.
02/16/2017
Indian Pines Road
Closed to vehicles over 9,000 pounds GVW.
02/16/2017
Lindford Ditch Grade
Logging traffic, use caution
02/16/2017
Little Tamarack Rd
OPEN to vehicles under 1,800 lbs. GVW.
02/16/2017
Mannilas Summer Road
Logging traffic, use caution
02/16/2017
Pine Island Road
Logging traffic, use caution.
02/16/2017
Pine Island Road West
Logging traffic, use caution.
02/16/2017
Porter Ridge Road
02/16/2017
Promersberger Road
02/16/2017
Sandsmark Road
Closed to vehicles over 9,000 pounds GVW.
02/16/2017
Sturgeon River Landing Ro
02/16/2017
Toumey-Williams Road
Logging traffic, use caution.
02/16/2017
Twomey Road
Logging traffic, use caution
02/16/2017
West Pine Island Road
Logging traffic, use caution.
02/16/2017
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 02/23/2017
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 02/13/2017
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 02/07/2017
Sand Dunes State Forest State forest roads are OPEN to highway-licensed vehicles. THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNIITES IN THIS FOREST. 763-856-4826 02/07/2017
Savanna State Forest To avoid damage to forest roads please limit use to times when road is frozen during this upcoming warm period. 218-426-3407 02/16/2017
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 02/07/2017
Solana State Forest To avoid damage to forest roads please limit use to times when road is frozen during this upcoming warm period. 320-592-3248 02/16/2017
White Pine Spur MMR#0265
CLOSED
11/18/2016
St. Croix State Forest OPEN. Unseasonably warm temperatures are predicted; road conditions will be extremely variable. Temperatures above or near freezing will leave roads very susceptible to damage. To prevent closure we ask that vehicles stay off forest roads until conditions improve. 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 02/25/2017
Sturgeon River State Forest Open Unseasonably warm temperatures are predicted; road conditions will be extremely variable. Temperatures above or near freezing will leave roads very susceptible to damage. To prevent closure we ask that vehicles stay off forest roads until conditions improve. 218-254-7989 02/16/2017
Dean Road
OPEN
02/16/2017
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
02/16/2017
Snake Trail Road
OPEN
02/16/2017
Two Inlets State Forest 218-732-3309 09/12/2016
Indian Creek Road
CLOSED - road is under water
03/17/2016
Waukenabo State Forest To avoid damage to forest roads please limit use to times when road is frozen during this upcoming warm period. 218-429-3011 02/16/2017
Wealthwood State Forest To avoid damage to forest roads please limit use to times when road is frozen during this upcoming warm period. 218-429-3011 02/16/2017
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