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Rum River State Forest


Morrison, Mille Lacs, Kanabec


Acres: 40,605

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Motor Vehicle/OHV Classification: Limited

Approved Firewood Vendors

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• Rum River State Forest is in western Kanabec and northern Mille Lacs counties. This state forest is broken into three areas. The largest area is located between State Highway 47 and U.S. 169 just south of Mille Lacs WMA. The second area is located just west of Onamia and south of Mille Lacs Kathio State Park, and the third is located between Highway 169 and Morrison County, north of Four Brook WMA.

• Enjoy this state forest while staying at Mille Lacs Kathio State Park, which borders the smaller portion of the Rum River State Forest. Or camp right in the forest!

More about this forest

Rum River State Forest at a glance...


Dispersed Camping




Attention Trail Users:

Notice: Groomed snowmobile trails, as signed, are closed Dec. 1 to off-highway vehicles (OHVs) and highway licensed vehicles (HLV's).

The forest's large wetland areas may limit use of major portions of the trails.

•State forest roads are open to highway-licensed vehicles. There are no off-highway vehicle riding opportunities in this forest.

Temp Forest Road / OHV Closures

Special features

• Rum River State Water Trail

Other destinations

Mille Lacs State Park
Mille Lacs WMA
Ivan Jindra Memorial WMA
Four Brooks WMA : Main Unit
Ann Lake WMA