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

  • OHV trails and routes on state forest trails are restricted to use of off-highway vehicles (OHVs) in some areas during the firearms deer hunting season. 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 12/18/2014
Battleground State Forest THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 218-308-2065 12/18/2014
Bear Island State Forest OPEN 218-757-3274 12/18/2014
Beltrami Island State Forest OPEN with the following exceptions: 218-386-1304/218-634-2172 12/18/2014
Elkwood Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
12/18/2014
Trout Stream Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
12/18/2014
Big Fork State Forest OPEN 218-246-8343 12/18/2014
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 12/18/2014
Blackduck State Forest OPEN 218-835-3162 12/18/2014
Bowstring State Forest OPEN 218-999-7923 12/18/2014
Buena Vista State Forest CLOSED 218-308-2065 12/18/2014
Burntside State Forest THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 218-753-2580, ext. 261 12/18/2014
Chengwatana State Forest OPEN, but see above for riding restrictions on groomed snowmobile trails. 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 12/18/2014
Cloquet Valley State Forest OPEN, but see above for riding restrictions on groomed snowmobile trails. 218-878-5640 12/18/2014
Crow Wing State Forest OPEN, except ATV trails west of Greer Lake Campground are CLOSED beginning 11/13/14 until further notice due to logging activity. 218-833-8695 12/18/2014
D.A.R. State Forest THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 12/18/2014
Emily State Forest OPEN 218-927-4040 12/18/2014
Finland State Forest OPEN, but see above for riding restrictions on groomed snowmobile trails. 218-834-1420 12/18/2014
Fond du Lac State Forest OPEN, but see above for riding restrictions on groomed snowmobile trails. 218-878-8640/218-460-7020 12/18/2014
Foot Hills State Forest OPEN 218-947-3232 12/18/2014
General C. C. Andrews State Forest OPEN 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 12/18/2014
George Washington State Forest OPEN 218-999-7923 12/18/2014
Golden Anniversary State Forest THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 218-999-7923 12/18/2014
Grand Portage State Forest OPEN 218-834-1420 12/18/2014
Hill River State Forest OPEN 320-592-3248 12/18/2014
Huntersville State Forest OPEN 218-732-3309 12/18/2014
Insula Lake State Forest THIS FOREST IS ALWAYS CLOSED TO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING BECAUSE IT IS ENTIRELY WITHIN THE BWCA WILDERNESS. 12/18/2014
Kabetogama State Forest OPEN 218-757-3274 12/18/2014
Koochiching State Forest OPEN 218-278-6651 12/18/2014
Lake Isabella State Forest THIS FOREST IS ALWAYS CLOSED TO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING BECAUSE IT IS ENTIRELY WITHIN THE BWCA WILDERNESS. 12/18/2014
Lake Jeanette State Forest THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 218-757-3274 12/18/2014
Lake of the Woods State Forest OPEN. Note that Red Lake tribal lands are always closed to non-band members. 218-634-2172 12/18/2014
Land O' Lakes State Forest OPEN with following exception: 218-947-3232 12/18/2014
Ben Draper Road
OPEN, but use CAUTION on road up to White Oak Lake as logging trucks will be hauling.
12/18/2014
Wren Lake Loop
OPEN, but use CAUTION due to logging activity.
12/18/2014
Lost River State Forest 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 12/18/2014
Lyons State Forest OPEN 218-732-3309 12/18/2014
Mississippi Headwaters State Forest OPEN 218-308-2065 12/18/2014
Nemadji State Forest OPEN, but use CAUTION between South Extension Trail and Big Tooth Ridge Road. See above for riding restrictions on groomed snowmobile trails. 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 12/18/2014
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 12/18/2014
Pat Bayle State Forest OPEN 218-834-1420 12/18/2014
Paul Bunyan State Forest OPEN 218-308-2065/218-732-3309 12/18/2014
Pillsbury State Forest THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY-VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 218-947-3232 12/18/2014
Pine Island State Forest OPEN 218-278-6651 12/18/2014
Red Lake State Forest OPEN 218-835-3162 12/18/2014
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 12/18/2014
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 12/18/2014
Rum River State Forest Forest roads are OPEN. THERE ARE NO DESIGNATED OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE TRAILS IN THIS FOREST. 320-679-3683;320-345-6789 12/18/2014
Sand Dunes State Forest State forest roads are OPEN to highway-licensed vehicles. THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNIITES IN THIS FOREST. 12/18/2014
Savanna State Forest OPEN 320-592-3248 12/18/2014
Smokey Bear State Forest THERE ARE NO ROADS OR TRAILS, AND NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 218-278-6651 12/18/2014
Smoky Hills State Forest OPEN 218-732-3309 12/18/2014
Snake River State Forest OPEN 320-679-3683/218-460-7020 12/18/2014
Solana State Forest OPEN, but use CAUTION due to graveling projects on Giese and Herubin forest roads and gravel hauling on East and West White Pine Roads this fall. 320-592-3248 12/18/2014
St. Croix State Forest OPEN, but use CAUTION due to downed trees and logging activity on Mallard Lake Road. See above for riding restrictions on groomed snowmobile trails. 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 12/18/2014
Sturgeon River State Forest OPEN 218-262-6772 12/18/2014
Two Inlets State Forest OPEN 218-732-3309 12/18/2014
Waukenabo State Forest OPEN 320-592-3248 12/18/2014
Wealthwood State Forest OPEN 320-592-3248 12/18/2014
Welsh Lake State Forest THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 218-308-2065 12/18/2014
White Earth State Forest OPEN. Note that White Earth tribal lands are always CLOSED to non-band members. 218-732-3309 12/18/2014
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 12/18/2014