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Iron Range OHV State Recreation Area Master Plan Amendment

The Iron Range OHV State Recreation Area is Minnesota's only (and one of the Nation's first) recreation areas catering primarily to off-highway vehicle (OHV) enthusiasts. The master plan was completed in 1998 and amended once in 2010 to accommodate the 2,700-acre expansion site. The Minnesota Department of Transportation has rerouted US Highway 53 near the State Recreation Area to accommodate mining. This reroute gives the DNR the opportunity to provide additional access to the site.

Specific changes to the master plan include:

More information

The Department of Natural Resources, Parks and Trails Division will hold a public meeting from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM on December 14, 2017 where you may review the plan amendment, ask questions and comment on the proposed changes. The meeting will be held at:

Iron Range OHV State Recreation Area
7196 Pettit Road
Gilbert, MN 55741

The DNR will also accept comments on the plan amendment between November 30, 2017 and January 2, 2018. You may contact by using the online comment form, emailing joe.unger@state.mn.us or writing Joe Unger, MN DNR, Parks and Trails Division, 500 Lafayette Rd., St. Paul, MN 55155.

For more information, please contact Allan Larsen, IROHVSRA Site Manager at (218) 735-3833 or allen.larsen@state.mn.us.