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.

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 08/18/2016
Beltrami Island State Forest Most roads currently open. Recent Rainfall made minimum maintenance roads difficult for small vehicle traffic. Right of Way mowing is currently taking place. 218-386-1304/218-634-2172 09/19/2016
Cole Road
Deep water puddles on road. Do not drive through with vehicles. Will remain closed until it dries out. Road worked planned the end of September.
09/12/2016
Dick's Parkway
sharp corners will be sprayed with herbicide on 8/30/2016.
09/12/2016
Moose River East & West
Construction project complete on Moose River East. 9" lift added to Moose River East. The material is sandy and road surface is loose and has not set up well. Use caution when driving on this section of the road.
09/12/2016
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 08/05/2016
Chengwatana State Forest Open 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 09/29/2016
Cloquet Valley State Forest Open 218-878-5640 09/29/2016
Crow Wing State Forest OPEN 218-203-4423 09/09/2016
D.A.R. State Forest THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 09/29/2016
Emily State Forest OPEN 218-203-4423 09/09/2016
Finland State Forest The Fry Creek project is complete and the Heffelfinger Rd is now open. 218-834-1420 09/29/2016
Fond du Lac State Forest Open 218-878-8640/218-460-7020 09/29/2016
Foot Hills State Forest OPEN, but use CAUTION between Bull Moose Trail and Rode Camp Road due to logging activity. 218-947-3232 09/26/2016
General C. C. Andrews State Forest OPEN- 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 09/29/2016
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 09/29/2016
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. 08/05/2016
Kabetogama State Forest OPEN - minor surface wahsing, travel with care. 218-757-3274 08/18/2016
Koochiching State Forest 218-278-6651/218/254-7989 09/29/2016
Beaver Trail
09/29/2016
Dentaybow Road
Logging trucks hauling.
09/29/2016
Mile Post Six Road
Open to vehicles under 1,200 lbs. GVW.
09/29/2016
Nelson Road
Logging trucks hauling
09/29/2016
Promersberger Road
09/29/2016
River Road
Open to 4 wheeler / OHV traffic.
09/29/2016
Section 10 Road
09/29/2016
Wisner Road
09/29/2016
Lake Isabella State Forest THIS FOREST IS ALWAYS CLOSED TO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING BECAUSE IT IS ENTIRELY WITHIN THE BWCA WILDERNESS. 08/05/2016
Lake Jeanette State Forest THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 218-757-3274 08/05/2016
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 09/09/2016
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. Logging activity currently taking place on these roads use caution when traveling in this forest. 218-386-1304 09/12/2016
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. Grouse road is open but still have trees down along the road. 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 09/29/2016
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 07/22/2016
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. Lost Lake Road is closed due to washout. 218-203-4423 09/09/2016
Lost Lake Road
CLOSED
04/07/2016
Pine Island State Forest Use Extreme Caution: Gravel trucks hauling on the Pine Island State Forest Road west of Big Falls. 218-278-6651 09/29/2016
Anderson Road
OPEN to vehicles under 1800lbs GVW
09/29/2016
Ben Linn Road
09/29/2016
Blanchard
OPEN to vehicles under 1800lbs GVW
09/29/2016
Boise Boulevard
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW.
09/29/2016
Boquist Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW.
09/29/2016
Fiero Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 4 tons GVW
09/29/2016
Frontier-Farmer Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
09/29/2016
Hendrickson's Camp Road
09/29/2016
Indian Pines Road
Closed to vehicles over 9,000 pounds GVW.
09/29/2016
Lindford Ditch Grade
09/29/2016
Little Tamarack Rd
OPEN to vehicles under 1,800 lbs. GVW.
09/29/2016
Mannilas Summer Road
09/29/2016
Pine Island Road
Trucks hauling gravel out of Pine Island pit headed west past Fiero.
09/29/2016
Pine Island Road West
Road underwater. Beaver trapping underway and will hopefully have water down by next week.
09/29/2016
Porter Ridge Road
Use caution, grading underway 8/5/16
09/29/2016
Promersberger Road
09/29/2016
Sandsmark Road
Closed to vehicles over 9,000 pounds GVW.
09/29/2016
Sturgeon River Landing Ro
Use caution, grading underway 8/5/16
09/29/2016
Toumey-Williams Road
09/29/2016
Twomey Road
09/29/2016
West Pine Island Road
Road underwater. Beaver trapping underway and will hopefully have water down by next week.
09/29/2016
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. 218-203-4423 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 09/29/2016
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 09/27/2016
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 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 closed due to road washout. Contract was awarded to fix the road and work should begin soon. 320-679-3683/218-460-7020 09/27/2016
Solana State Forest OPEN 320-592-3248 07/18/2016
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 09/29/2016
Sturgeon River State Forest Open 218-254-7989 08/05/2016
Dean Road
OPEN
08/05/2016
French Road
East 1/2 CLOSED.
08/05/2016
MMR0814
OPEN
08/05/2016
MMR0928
OPEN
08/05/2016
MMR 0944
OPEN
08/05/2016
Shannon Lake Road
OPEN
08/05/2016
Snake Trail Road
OPEN
08/05/2016
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