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.

Visitor Alert:

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 05/17/2017
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 05/10/2017
Beltrami Island State Forest Secondary roads have been gated and 1000lb restrictions are in place. The remaining forest roads will have restrictions placed on them 12:01 am Wednesday March 22, 2017 and will be removed on May 17. 218-386-1304/218-634-2172 05/11/2017
Bednar
Closed to Vehicles over 1,000 lbs GVW
05/11/2017
Bemis Hill
Closed to Vehicles over 9,000 lbs GVW
05/11/2017
Blacks-Winner Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
05/11/2017
Butterfield
Closed to Vehicles over 9,000 lbs GVW
05/11/2017
Carp's Road East and West
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
05/11/2017
Carp's (West/East
Closed to Vehicles over 1,000 lbs GVW
05/11/2017
Cole Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
05/11/2017
Dick's Parkway
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
05/11/2017
Elkwood Road
CLOSED to all vehicles over 1000 lbs. Gate is closed. Will be open by December 9 once freezing conditions occur.
05/11/2017
Firebreak Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW. West end closed to all traffic.
05/11/2017
Hammer Hills Road
Closed to vehicles over 1000 lbs GVW
05/11/2017
Harker's Field Road
Closed to vehicles over 1000 lbs GVW Powerline section is CLOSED.
05/11/2017
Hiwood Road East
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs GVW. Gates closed.
05/11/2017
Hiwood Road West
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW. Gates Closed.
05/11/2017
Linder Lookout
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
05/11/2017
Luxemberger Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW. Gates Closed.
05/11/2017
McAdams Road
CLOSED to all vehicles over 1000 lbs. Gate is closed. Will be open by December 9 once freezing conditions occur.
05/11/2017
Moose River East & West
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
05/11/2017
Morehouse Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW. Gate closed.
05/11/2017
Neheim Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW. Gate Closed.
05/11/2017
Norris-Roosevelt Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
05/11/2017
North Moose River Dike Ro
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
05/11/2017
Northwest Boundary
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
05/11/2017
Palsburg Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW.
05/11/2017
Penturen Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW. Gates are open.
05/11/2017
River Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW to last cabin Closed to vehicles over 1000 lbs GVW east of last cabin
05/11/2017
Root Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
05/11/2017
Saul Road
CLOSED
05/11/2017
Smith and Stacey Roads
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW. Gates Closed.
05/11/2017
Snow's Road
Closed to vehicles over 1000 lbs GVW
05/11/2017
Stotts Road
CLOSED to all vehicles over 1000 lbs. Gate is closed.
05/11/2017
Summer Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
05/11/2017
Thompson Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs GVW. Expect road work between Root road intersection to Tofte road intersection. Shoulder work and graveling.
05/11/2017
Tofte Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW. Gates Open
05/11/2017
Trout Stream Road
CLOSED
05/11/2017
West Moose River Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW Gates Closed.
05/11/2017
West Rapid River Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
05/11/2017
Winner Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
05/11/2017
Wobbles Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
05/11/2017
Big Fork State Forest Open 218-246-8343 05/19/2017
Cutfoot Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons/axle
05/19/2017
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 218-835-3165 05/08/2017
Bowstring State Forest The Bowstring is a Limited Forest. Roads and Trails are closed unless posted open. System Forest Roads and Minimum Maintenance Forest Roads are open. 218-246-8343 05/25/2017
Buena Vista State Forest 218-835-3165 05/08/2017
Burntside State Forest THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 218-753-2580, ext. 261 05/10/2017
Chengwatana State Forest Open. Road is open but rough. 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 05/19/2017
Cloquet Valley State Forest Open 218-878-5640 05/11/2017
Bear Lake Road
Open
05/11/2017
Buzz Ryan Road
Open
05/11/2017
Carroll Trail
Open
05/11/2017
Jim Readdy Road
Open
05/11/2017
Marshall Trail
Open
05/11/2017
North Branch Carroll Tr
Open
05/11/2017
Crow Wing State Forest OPEN 218-203-4423 05/18/2017
D.A.R. State Forest THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 05/19/2017
Emily State Forest OPEN 218-203-4423 05/18/2017
Finland State Forest 218-834-1420 04/21/2017
Beaver River Road
Closed due to soft spring road conditions
04/03/2017
East General Grade #307
Closed due to soft spring road conditions
04/03/2017
Whyte Road
Open. Water on road in one spot, use caution
04/21/2017
Fond du Lac State Forest Closed 218-878-8640/218-460-7020 04/27/2017
Fire Tower Trail
04/27/2017
Lake 36 Road
04/27/2017
Foot Hills State Forest OPEN 218-947-3232 05/18/2017
General C. C. Andrews State Forest OPEN. Roads are open 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 05/19/2017
George Washington State Forest Open, Forest Roads - 4 ton axle weight limit 218-274-7041 05/25/2017
Bear Lake Road
Close to vehicles over 4 ton axle
05/08/2017
Beatrice Lake Road
Closed to vehicles over 4 ton axle
05/08/2017
Bower Road
Close to vehicles over 4 ton axle
05/08/2017
Button Box Road
Closed to vehicles over 4 ton axle
05/08/2017
Cameron Road
OPEN to vehcles under 4 tons per axle
05/08/2017
Deer Farm Lake Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons/axle from state gravel pit to South Loftgren Rroad.
05/08/2017
Holmstrom Road
Open to vehicles under 4 ton axle
05/08/2017
Homestead Road
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.
05/08/2017
Larson Lake Road
OPEN to vehcles under 4 tons per axle
05/08/2017
Link Lake Road
05/19/2017
Long Lake Road
OPEN to vehcles under 4 tons per axle
05/08/2017
May Lake Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons/axle
05/08/2017
Perkins Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
05/08/2017
Roller Coaster Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 ton/axle
05/08/2017
Snake Trail Road
05/19/2017
South Loftgren Road
Open to vehicles under 4 ton/axle.
05/08/2017
Stingy Lake Road
Closed to vehicles over 4 ton axle
05/08/2017
Valley River Road
Closed to vehicles over 4 ton axle
05/08/2017
Wasson Lake Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
05/08/2017
West Sturgeon Road
Closed to vehicles over 4 ton axle
05/08/2017
Golden Anniversary State Forest THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 218-246-8343 05/05/2017
Grand Portage State Forest Open to local traffic only 218-834-1420 04/13/2017
Hill River State Forest OPEN with the following exceptions 218-697-2476 05/12/2017
Hybrid Aspen Road
CLOSED
04/21/2016
MMR 1684
CLOSED
05/12/2017
MMR 1685
CLOSED
05/12/2017
MMR 1686
CLOSED
05/12/2017
MMR 1687
CLOSED
05/12/2017
MMR 1688
CLOSED
05/12/2017
MMR 1689
CLOSED
05/12/2017
MMR 1690
CLOSED TO VEHICLES 2000# GVW AND ABOVE
05/12/2017
MMR 1697
CLOSED
05/12/2017
Huntersville State Forest Open 218-732-3309 05/17/2017
Insula Lake State Forest THIS FOREST IS ALWAYS CLOSED TO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING BECAUSE IT IS ENTIRELY WITHIN THE BWCA WILDERNESS. 05/10/2017
Kabetogama State Forest OPEN 218-757-3274 05/10/2017
Koochiching State Forest Open 218-278-6651/218/254-7989 05/25/2017
Beaver Trail
05/19/2017
Caldwell Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle.
05/08/2017
Cutfoot Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
05/08/2017
Dentaybow Road
Open
05/19/2017
Holmstrom Spur Road
Open to vehicles under 4 ton/axle.
05/19/2017
Mile Post Six Road
Open to ATV/OHV's under 2000 lbs.
05/19/2017
Nelson Road
Caution, watch for washouts.
05/19/2017
Promersberger Road
Open
05/19/2017
River Road
Open
05/19/2017
Section 10 Road
Open
05/19/2017
South Lofgren Road
Open to vehicles under 4 tons/axle.
05/19/2017
Wisner Road
Open to vehicles under 4 tons per axle.
05/19/2017
Lake Isabella State Forest THIS FOREST IS ALWAYS CLOSED TO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING BECAUSE IT IS ENTIRELY WITHIN THE BWCA WILDERNESS. 05/10/2017
Lake Jeanette State Forest THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 218-757-3274 05/10/2017
Lake of the Woods State Forest OPEN. Note that Red Lake tribal lands are always closed to non-band members. Load restrictions are in place. The Aichele, Boquist and North Nelson Forest roads are posted at 1,000 pounds and under. All others are posted at 9,000 pounds. 218-634-2172 04/25/2017
Aichele Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW.
04/25/2017
Bankton Road
Open to vehicles under 9,000 lbs. GVW.
04/25/2017
Blanchard Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,800 lbs. GVW
04/25/2017
Boquist Road
04/25/2017
East Hogsback Road
Open to vehicles under 1,000 lbs. GVW.
04/25/2017
Hogsback Road
Open to vehicles under 7,000 lbs. GVW.
04/25/2017
Krull Road
Open to vehicles under 9,000 lbs. GVW.
04/25/2017
Nelson Road
Open to vehicles under 9,000 lbs. GVW.
04/25/2017
North Nelson Road
Open to vehicles under 9,000 lbs. GVW.
04/25/2017
Pitt Grade Road
Open to vehicles under 9,000 lbs. GVW.
04/25/2017
Rapid River Road East
Use caution due to road construction; watch for trucks hauling.
04/25/2017
Spina Road
Open to vehicles under 9,000 lbs. GVW.
04/25/2017
Stoney Corners Road
Open to vehicles under 9,000 lbs. GVW.
04/25/2017
Land O' Lakes State Forest OPEN The Plantation Loop Minimum Maintenance Road is closed due to logging activity. 218-947-3232 05/23/2017
Lost River State Forest Norland, Campbell and Lindberg roads are open. 218-386-1304 05/14/2017
Lyons State Forest Open but the southern 1/2 mile and the trail from the snowmobile shelter west 3/4 mile are under water. Those portions are closed. 218-732-3309 05/17/2017
Mississippi Headwaters State Forest Open 218-835-3165 04/24/2017
Nemadji State Forest Open Roads are open. Please check the Trails page on the status of Trails. 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 05/19/2017
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. 218-386-1304 05/11/2017
Pat Bayle State Forest OPEN 218-834-1420 06/22/2016
Paul Bunyan State Forest Open. The road race scheduled for May 20th has been cancelled. A portion of the Martineau and Round River Drive trail is closed due to an active logging operation with trucks hauling. This portion is the segment going west from the Martineau parking lot to Spur 2. There are alternate ways of getting around this closure. 218-835-3165 05/17/2017
Pillsbury State Forest OPEN OAK RIDGE MMR CLOSED DUE TO LOGGING ACTIVITY. THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNIITES IN THIS FOREST. 218-203-4423 05/18/2017
Pine Island State Forest Open 218-278-6651 05/25/2017
Anderson Road
05/25/2017
Ben Linn Road
Open
05/25/2017
Blanchard
05/25/2017
Boise Boulevard
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW.
05/25/2017
Boquist Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW.
05/25/2017
Caldwell Road
Open to vehicles under 4 tons per axle.
05/25/2017
East Gemmell
Open to vehicles under 4 tons per axle.
05/25/2017
Fiero Road
Open
05/25/2017
Flowing Well Road
Open to vehicles under 4 tons per axle.
05/25/2017
Frontier-Farmer Road
Open to vehicles under 4 tons per axle.
05/25/2017
Hendrickson's Camp Road
Open
05/25/2017
Indian Pines Road
Closed to vehicles over 9,000 pounds GVW.
05/25/2017
Lindford Ditch Grade
Open to ATV/ OHV's under 2000 lbs.
05/25/2017
Little Tamarack Rd
OPEN to vehicles under 1,800 lbs. GVW.
05/25/2017
Mannilas Summer Road
Open to ATV/ OHV's under 2000 lbs.
05/25/2017
Pine Island Road
Open
05/25/2017
Porter Ridge Road
Caution, watch for washouts.
05/25/2017
Promersberger Road
Open
05/25/2017
Sandsmark Road
Closed to vehicles over 9,000 pounds GVW.
05/25/2017
Sturgeon River Landing Ro
Open
05/25/2017
Toumey-Williams Road
Open to vehicles under 4 tons per axle.
05/25/2017
West Pine Island Road
Open to vehicles under 4 tons per axle.
05/25/2017
Wildwood Road
Open to vehicles under 4 tons per axle.
05/25/2017
Red Lake State Forest Open - See exceptions 218-835-3165 05/08/2017
Blanchard Road
05/08/2017
Little Tamarack Road 0098
05/08/2017
Lost River Road
Closed
05/08/2017
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 04/27/2017
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 05/25/2017
Rum River State Forest All roads are OPEN to all motor vehicle traffic. 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 05/08/2017
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 05/05/2017
Savanna State Forest OPEN 218-426-3407 05/12/2017
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 05/17/2017
Snake River State Forest Chelsey Brook Forest Road is open to public travel. 320-679-3683/218-460-7020 05/05/2017
Solana State Forest CLOSED with the following exceptions. 320-592-3248 05/12/2017
Barney's Road
OPEN
05/12/2017
Dehaven Road
OPEN
05/04/2016
East White Pine Road
OPEN
05/12/2017
Giese Road
OPEN
05/04/2016
Giese Road MMR
OPEN to vehicles<2000 Lbs. GVW
05/04/2016
Herubin MMR
OPEN to vehicles<2000 Lbs. GVW
05/12/2017
Herubin Road
OPEN
05/12/2017
MMR 0604
OPEN
04/21/2016
MMR 1658
OPEN
05/12/2017
MMR 1661
OPEN
05/12/2017
MMR 1662
OPEN
05/12/2017
MMR 1663
OPEN
05/12/2017
MMR 1664
OPEN
05/12/2017
MMR 1665
OPEN
05/12/2017
MMR 1666
OPEN
05/12/2017
MMR 1667
OPEN
05/12/2017
MMR 1668
OPEN
05/12/2017
MMR 1669
OPEN
05/12/2017
MMR 1670
OPEN
05/12/2017
MMR 1671
OPEN
05/12/2017
MMR 1672
OPEN
05/12/2017
MMR 1673
OPEN
05/12/2017
Split Rock Road
OPEN
05/04/2016
West White Pine Road
OPEN
05/12/2017
St. Croix State Forest OPEN. Mallard Lake road is closed from the lake south due to water over the road 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 05/19/2017
Mallard Lake Road
CLOSED from Mallard Lake south due to water over the road.
04/13/2017
Sturgeon River State Forest Open 218-274-7241 05/19/2017
Dean Road
05/19/2017
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
Closed to vehicles over 4 ton axle
03/21/2017
Snake Trail Road
05/19/2017
Two Inlets State Forest Open 218-732-3309 05/17/2017
Waukenabo State Forest OPEN 218-429-3011 05/12/2017
Wealthwood State Forest OPEN 218-429-3011 05/12/2017
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 218-308-2065 05/17/2017
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