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Nemadji State Forest


Carlton, Pine


Acres: 92,926

Map and Guide

Motor Vehicle/OHV Classification: Limited

Approved Firewood Vendors

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•The Nemadji State Forest is located in northeastern Pine and southeastern Carlton counties along the Minnesota-Wisconsin border. It can be reached by traveling east via county highways joining State Highway 23 near the towns of Askov, Bruno, Kerrick, Duquette, Nickerson, and Holyoke.

•Nemadji State Forest varies from gently rolling upland with large swamps in the south to steep stream valley and elongated swamps protruding into the forest in the northeast.

•Approximately 100 miles of trail are dedicated to ATV and OHM riding. The trail system connects with others such as the Willard Munger State Trail, St. Croix State Forest OHV trails, Gandy Dancer Trail, and Upper Willow Trails.

•Be prepared to see gray wolves, white-tailed deer, eagles, and many other forms of wildlife.

More about this forest

Nemadji State Forest at a glance...


Boat Ramp Nearby

Dispersed Camping





3 Miles Cross-Country Skiing

3 Miles Hiking

32 Miles Horseback

Mountain Biking

121 Miles Class I ATV

121 Miles Class II ATV

144 Miles Off-Highway Motorcycling

Attention Trail Users:

Temp Forest Road / OHV Closures


Gafvert Campground and Day-Use Area

Special features

• Willard Munger State Trail
• Black Lake Bog SNA
• Nemadji State Forest OHV Trails
• Nemadji State Forest: Straight Arrows Grant-in-Aid OHM Trail
• Nemadji State Forest: Washington/Ramsey ATV Club
• Gandy Dancer Trail
• Matthew Lourey State Trail

Other destinations

St. Croix State Forest
General C.C. Andrews State Forest
Jay Cooke State Park