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 05/05/2016
Beltrami Island State Forest Most roads currently open. Recent Rainfall made minimum maintenance roads difficult for small vehicle traffic. 218-386-1304/218-634-2172 07/22/2016
Cole Road
Large water puddles on road. Do not drive through with vehicles.
07/22/2016
Moose River East & West
Open to McDonaugh Corner. Beaver issues beyond corner. No access to Gladden's Camp, road washed out in several places.
07/22/2016
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 03/17/2016
Chengwatana State Forest Open- Road is rough and on the South fork is very rough 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 07/28/2016
Cloquet Valley State Forest Open 218-878-5640 07/28/2016
Crow Wing State Forest OPEN 218-203-4423 04/15/2016
D.A.R. State Forest THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 07/28/2016
Emily State Forest OPEN 218-203-4423 04/15/2016
Finland State Forest Open. 218-834-1420 06/30/2016
Fond du Lac State Forest Due to recent wind events there are many trees blown down. Most roads are open but saw crews are still working on clearing trees. 218-878-8640/218-460-7020 07/28/2016
Foot Hills State Forest OPEN 218-947-3232 07/28/2016
General C. C. Andrews State Forest OPEN-Except freeway west road from Willow river to where the road turns strait north 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 07/28/2016
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 06/30/2016
Hill River State Forest OPEN with the following exceptions due to wind damaged timber over road 218-697-2476 07/29/2016
Brower Road
CLOSED
07/29/2016
Wiedegar Road
last 1 mile closed. rest of road is open
07/29/2016
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. 03/17/2016
Kabetogama State Forest OPEN 218-757-3274 06/30/2016
Koochiching State Forest OPEN 218-278-6651/218/254-7989 07/29/2016
Beaver Trail
07/29/2016
Dentaybow Road
Logging trucks hauling.
07/29/2016
Mile Post Six Road
Open to vehicles under 1,200 lbs. GVW.
07/29/2016
Nelson Road
07/29/2016
Promersberger Road
07/29/2016
River Road
07/29/2016
Section 10 Road
Road washout about 2.5 miles down. Travel with caution! Pink flagging cross road prior to washout.
07/29/2016
Wisner Road
07/29/2016
Lake Isabella State Forest THIS FOREST IS ALWAYS CLOSED TO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING BECAUSE IT IS ENTIRELY WITHIN THE BWCA WILDERNESS. 03/17/2016
Lake Jeanette State Forest THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 218-757-3274 03/17/2016
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 06/23/2016
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 07/22/2016
Lyons State Forest open 218-732-3309 04/27/2016
Mississippi Headwaters State Forest Open 218-835-3164 04/20/2016
Nemadji State Forest Opening on 7/29/2016. Please be very careful the road is rough. Travel at your own risk. Grouse road is Closed. Check the trails page because some trails are closed. 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 07/28/2016
Grouse Road
CLOSED due to washouts and trees down.
07/28/2016
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 218-835-3164/218-732-3309 07/26/2016
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 from recent rains. 218-203-4423 07/13/2016
Lost Lake Road
CLOSED
04/07/2016
Pine Island State Forest Open 218-278-6651 07/29/2016
Anderson Road
OPEN to vehicles under 1800lbs GVW
07/29/2016
Ben Linn Road
07/29/2016
Blanchard
OPEN to vehicles under 1800lbs GVW
07/29/2016
Boise Boulevard
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW.
07/29/2016
Boquist Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW.
07/29/2016
Fiero Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 4 tons GVW
07/29/2016
Frontier-Farmer Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
07/29/2016
Hendrickson's Camp Road
07/29/2016
Indian Pines Road
Closed to vehicles over 9,000 pounds GVW.
07/29/2016
Lindford Ditch Grade
07/29/2016
Little Tamarack Rd
OPEN to vehicles under 1,800 lbs. GVW.
07/29/2016
Mannilas Summer Road
07/29/2016
Pine Island Road
07/29/2016
Pine Island Road West
USE CAUTION, road grading underway.
07/29/2016
Porter Ridge Road
07/29/2016
Promersberger Road
07/29/2016
Sandsmark Road
Closed to vehicles over 9,000 pounds GVW.
07/29/2016
Sturgeon River Landing Ro
07/29/2016
Toumey-Williams Road
07/29/2016
Twomey Road
07/29/2016
West Pine Island Road
USE CAUTION, road grading underway.
07/29/2016
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. 507-206-2847 07/28/2016
Rum River State Forest All roads are open to the public but the Rum River Road is not passable on the far south end. 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 07/21/2016
Sand Dunes State Forest State forest roads are OPEN to highway-licensed vehicles. THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNIITES IN THIS FOREST. 03/17/2016
Savanna State Forest OPEN with the following exceptions 218-426-3407 07/29/2016
Hedbom Road
CLOSED due to wind damaged timber over road
07/29/2016
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. 320-679-3683/218-460-7020 07/21/2016
Solana State Forest OPEN 320-592-3248 07/18/2016
St. Croix State Forest Opening 7/29/2016. Please be very careful the road is rough. Check the trails page because some trails are closed Mallard road is closed 5.5 miles in because it has water over the road. 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 07/29/2016
Sturgeon River State Forest Open 218-254-7989 07/29/2016
Alonga Road
OPEN
03/17/2016
Dean Road
OPEN
05/04/2016
French Road
East 1/2 CLOSED.
03/17/2016
MMR0814
OPEN
03/17/2016
MMR0928
OPEN
03/17/2016
MMR 0944
OPEN
03/17/2016
Shannon Lake Road
OPEN
05/04/2016
Snake Trail Road
OPEN
05/04/2016
Two Inlets State Forest open 218-732-3309 04/27/2016
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 07/26/2016
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