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.

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 Closed 218-732-3309 03/24/2017
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 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 03/21/2017
South BearHead
CLOSED to vehicles over 4Ton/axil
03/21/2017
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. 218-386-1304/218-634-2172 03/17/2017
Bednar
Closed to Vehicles over 1,000 lbs GVW
03/17/2017
Bemis Hill
Closed to Vehicles over 9,000 lbs GVW
03/17/2017
Blacks-Winner Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
03/17/2017
Butterfield
Closed to Vehicles over 9,000 lbs GVW
03/17/2017
Carp's Road East and West
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
03/17/2017
Carp's (West/East
Closed to Vehicles over 1,000 lbs GVW
03/17/2017
Cole Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
03/17/2017
Dick's Parkway
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
03/17/2017
Elkwood Road
CLOSED to all vehicles over 1000 lbs. Gate is closed. Will be open by December 9 once freezing conditions occur.
03/17/2017
Firebreak Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW. West end closed to all traffic.
03/17/2017
Hammer Hills Road
Closed to vehicles over 1000 lbs GVW
03/17/2017
Harker's Field Road
Closed to vehicles over 1000 lbs GVW Powerline section is CLOSED.
03/17/2017
Hiwood Road East
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs GVW. Gates closed.
03/17/2017
Hiwood Road West
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW. Gates Closed.
03/17/2017
Linder Lookout
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
03/17/2017
Luxemberger Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW. Gates Closed.
03/17/2017
McAdams Road
CLOSED to all vehicles over 1000 lbs. Gate is closed. Will be open by December 9 once freezing conditions occur.
03/17/2017
Moose River East & West
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
03/17/2017
Morehouse Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW. Gate closed.
03/17/2017
Neheim Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW. Gate Closed.
03/17/2017
Norris-Roosevelt Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
03/17/2017
North Moose River Dike Ro
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
03/17/2017
Northwest Boundary
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
03/17/2017
Palsburg Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW.
03/17/2017
Penturen Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
03/17/2017
River Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW to last cabin Closed to vehicles over 1000 lbs GVW east of last cabin
03/17/2017
Root Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
03/17/2017
Saul Road
CLOSED
03/17/2017
Smith and Stacey Roads
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW. Gates Closed.
03/17/2017
Snow's Road
Closed to vehicles over 1000 lbs GVW
03/17/2017
Stotts Road
CLOSED to all vehicles over 1000 lbs. Gate is closed.
03/17/2017
Summer Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
03/17/2017
Thompson Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs GVW
03/17/2017
Tofte Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW. Gates Closed.
03/17/2017
Trout Stream Road
CLOSED
03/17/2017
West Moose River Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW Gates Closed.
03/17/2017
West Rapid River Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
03/17/2017
Winner Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
03/17/2017
Wobbles Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
03/17/2017
Big Fork State Forest Closed. See exceptions 218-246-8343 03/27/2017
Cutfoot Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons/axle
03/27/2017
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 Closed 218-835-3164 03/20/2017
Bowstring State Forest Closed. The Bowstring is a Limited Forest. Roads and Trails are closed unless posted open. See exceptions. 218-246-8343 03/27/2017
Graves Lake Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons/axle
03/27/2017
Little Long Lake Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons/axle
03/27/2017
South Bowstring Road
OPEN
03/27/2017
Buena Vista State Forest Closed 218-835-3164 03/20/2017
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 03/21/2017
Chengwatana State Forest Closed. Road is closed. Check trails page for information on trails. 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 03/23/2017
Cloquet Valley State Forest OPEN. Will be closing within the next week 218-878-5640 03/24/2017
Bear Lake Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,800 lbs GVW
03/24/2017
Crow Wing State Forest Closed 218-203-4423 03/23/2017
D.A.R. State Forest THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FOREST. 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 03/23/2017
Emily State Forest Closed 218-203-4423 03/23/2017
Finland State Forest Roads that were not plowed this winter are still snow-covered and not passable. Those that were plowed have been closed due to soft conditions. 218-834-1420 03/23/2017
Beaver River Road
Closed due to soft spring road conditions
03/23/2017
East General Grade #307
Closed due to soft spring road conditions
03/23/2017
Heffelfinger Road
Closed due to soft spring road conditions
03/23/2017
Whyte Road
Closed due to soft spring road conditions
03/23/2017
Fond du Lac State Forest Closed 218-878-8640/218-460-7020 03/22/2017
Foot Hills State Forest Roads will be closed on March 23, 2017 218-947-3232 03/21/2017
General C. C. Andrews State Forest OPEN. Roads are open 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 03/23/2017
George Washington State Forest Closed. See exceptions. 218-254-7989 03/27/2017
Bear Lake Road
Close to vehicles over 4 ton axle
03/21/2017
Beatrice Lake Road
Closed to vehicles over 4 ton axle
03/21/2017
Bower Road
Close to vehicles over 4 ton axle
03/21/2017
Button Box Road
Closed to vehicles over 4 ton axle
03/21/2017
Cameron Road
OPEN to vehcles under 4 tons per axle
07/29/2016
Deer Farm Lake Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons/axle from state gravel pit to South Loftgren Rroad.
07/29/2016
Holmstrom Road
Open to vehicles under 4 ton axle
03/27/2017
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.
02/16/2017
Larson Lake Road
OPEN to vehcles under 4 tons per axle
07/29/2016
Link Lake Road
Closed to vehicles over 4 ton axle
03/21/2017
Long Lake Road
OPEN to vehcles under 4 tons per axle
07/29/2016
Lost Lake Road
OPEN to vehcles under 4 tons per axle
07/29/2016
Perkins Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
07/29/2016
Roller Coaster Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 ton/axle
03/27/2017
Snake Trail Road
Closed to vehicles over 4 ton axle
03/21/2017
South Loftgren Road
Open to vehicles under 4 ton/axle.
03/27/2017
Stingy Lake Road
Closed to vehicles over 4 ton axle
03/21/2017
Thistledew Trail
Open
07/29/2016
Valley River Road
Closed to vehicles over 4 ton axle
03/21/2017
Wasson Lake Road
OPEN to vehicles under 4 tons per axle
07/29/2016
West Sturgeon Road
Closed to vehicles over 4 ton axle
03/21/2017
Wilson Lake Road
OPEN to vehcles under 4 tons per axle
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 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 CLOSED with the following exceptions 218-697-2476 03/23/2017
Anne Dagle Road
OPEN to vehicles under 2,000 lbs. GVW
04/21/2016
Bass Lake Road #1691
OPEN (4 Ton/Axle Limit)
03/23/2017
Splithand Road
OPEN (4 Ton/Axle Limit)
03/23/2017
Taylor Lake Access Road
OPEN (4 Ton/Axle Limit)
03/23/2017
Washburn Lake Road
OPEN (4 Ton/Axle Limit)
03/23/2017
White Elk Lake Trail
OPEN (4 Ton/Axle Limit)
03/23/2017
Huntersville State Forest Closed 218-732-3309 03/24/2017
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 03/21/2017
East Camp 90 Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 4Ton/axil
03/21/2017
Elbow Lake Grade
CLOSED to vehicles over 4Ton/axil
03/21/2017
North Ash Lake Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 2000lbs GVW
03/21/2017
Pearl Lake/Johnson Farm R
CLOSED to vehicles over 2000lbs GVW
03/21/2017
Sheep Ranch Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 4Ton/axil
03/21/2017
Townline Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 4Ton/axil
03/21/2017
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 03/23/2017
Beaver Trail
12/08/2016
Biondich Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 2000lbs GVW
03/21/2017
Dentaybow Road
Open to ATV/ OHV's under 2000 lbs.
03/23/2017
Mile Post Six Road
Open to ATV/ OHV's under 2000 lbs.
03/23/2017
Nelson Road
Open to ATV/ OHV's under 2000 lbs.
03/23/2017
Promersberger Road
Open to ATV/ OHV's under 2000 lbs. Gate is closed.
03/23/2017
River Road
Open to ATV/ OHV's under 2000 lbs.
03/23/2017
Section 10 Road
03/09/2017
Wisner Road
Open to ATV/ OHV's under 2000 lbs.
03/23/2017
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 Closed 218-947-3232 03/23/2017
Lost River State Forest Gate has been closed to Lost River on the Norland Road. 1000 lb road restrictions in place. 218-386-1304 03/17/2017
Campbell Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs GVW
03/17/2017
Lindberg Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
03/17/2017
Norland Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 1,000 lbs. GVW
03/17/2017
Lyons State Forest Closed 218-732-3309 03/24/2017
Mississippi Headwaters State Forest Open 218-835-3164 04/20/2016
Nemadji State Forest Closed All roads and trails are closed except Gandy Dancer is open to 2000 lbs and under 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 03/23/2017
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 All roads are closed. 218-835-3164 03/20/2017
Pillsbury State Forest THERE ARE NO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING OPPORTUNIITES IN THIS FOREST. Closed 218-203-4423 03/23/2017
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 03/23/2017
Anderson Road
OPEN to vehicles under 1800lbs GVW
02/16/2017
Ben Linn Road
03/23/2017
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
03/23/2017
Frontier-Farmer Road
CLOSED to vehicles over 9,000 lbs. GVW
02/16/2017
Hendrickson's Camp Road
Open to ATV/ OHV's under 2000 lbs.
03/23/2017
Indian Pines Road
Closed to vehicles over 9,000 pounds GVW.
02/16/2017
Lindford Ditch Grade
Open to ATV/ OHV's under 2000 lbs.
03/23/2017
Little Tamarack Rd
OPEN to vehicles under 1,800 lbs. GVW.
02/16/2017
Mannilas Summer Road
Open to ATV/ OHV's under 2000 lbs.
03/23/2017
Pine Island Road
Open to ATV/ OHV's under 2000 lbs.
03/23/2017
Pine Island Road West
Open to ATV/ OHV's under 2000 lbs.
03/23/2017
Porter Ridge Road
Open to ATV/ OHV's under 2000 lbs.
03/23/2017
Promersberger Road
Open to ATV/ OHV's under 2000 lbs.
03/23/2017
Sandsmark Road
Closed to vehicles over 9,000 pounds GVW.
02/16/2017
Sturgeon River Landing Ro
Open to ATV/ OHV's under 2000 lbs.
03/23/2017
Toumey-Williams Road
Open to ATV/ OHV's under 2000 lbs.
03/23/2017
Twomey Road
Open to ATV/ OHV's under 2000 lbs.
03/23/2017
West Pine Island Road
Open to ATV/ OHV's under 2000 lbs.
03/23/2017
Red Lake State Forest Open - See exceptions 218-835-3164 03/20/2017
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
Lost River Road
Closed
03/20/2017
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 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 03/20/2017
Rum River State Forest All roads are closed 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 03/27/2017
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 CLOSED with the following exceptions 218-426-3407 03/23/2017
Aitkin Lake Road
OPEN (4 Ton/Axle Limit)
03/23/2017
Balsam Truck Trail
OPEN (4 Ton/Axle Limit)
03/23/2017
Hay Lake Cmpgrnd Road
OPEN (4 Ton/Axle Limit)
03/23/2017
Hedbom Road
OPEN (4 Ton/Axle Limit)
03/23/2017
MMR 1835
OPEN to vehicles under 2,00 lbs GVW
04/21/2016
Pine Ridge Road
OPEN (4 Ton/Axle Limit)
03/23/2017
Pine Ridge Road East
OPEN (4 Ton/Axle Limit)
03/23/2017
Remote Lake Road
OPEN (4 Ton/Axle Limit)
03/23/2017
Remote Pit
OPEN (4 Ton/Axle Limit)
03/23/2017
Sandy River Access Road
OPEN (4 Ton/Axle Limit)
03/23/2017
West Remote Road
OPEN (4 Ton/Axle Limit)
03/23/2017
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 Closed 218-732-3309 03/24/2017
Snake River State Forest Chelsey Brook Forest Road is open to public travel. 320-679-3683/218-460-7020 03/27/2017
Solana State Forest CLOSED with the following exceptions. 320-592-3248 03/17/2017
East White Pine Road
OPEN (4 ton/Axle weight limit)
03/17/2017
MMR 1670
OPEN (4 Ton/axle weight limit)
03/17/2017
West White Pine Road
OPEN (4 Ton/Axle Weight limit)
03/17/2017
St. Croix State Forest Closed All roads and trails are closed except Gandy Dancer is open to 2000 lbs and under 320-245-6789/218-460-7020 03/23/2017
Sturgeon River State Forest Closed 218-254-7989 03/27/2017
Dean Road
Closed to vehicles over 4 ton axle
03/21/2017
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
Closed to vehicles over 4 ton axle
03/21/2017
Two Inlets State Forest Closed 218-732-3309 03/24/2017
Waukenabo State Forest 218-429-3011 03/17/2017
MMR 1680
OPEN to vehicles under 2,000 lbs GVW
03/17/2017
Red Lake Access Road
OPEN (4 Ton/axle weight limit)
03/17/2017
Wealthwood State Forest 218-429-3011 03/17/2017
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 Closed. Note that White Earth tribal lands are always CLOSED to non-band members. 218-308-2065 03/20/2017
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