top of page
  • Writer's pictureWCMP

State Forest Roads Temporarily Closed Due to Spring Thaw

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will begin temporarily closing some state forest roads and trails as things start to thaw.

"The annual spring thaw creates wet, unstable road and trail conditions,” said Matt Huseby, roads program coordinator for the DNR Forestry Division. “Seasonal closures protect roads and trails from damage and costly repairs.”

The roads and trails are closed to prevent damage from vehicles and ATVs as people head to state forests.

Locally, this affects roads in the Chengwatana, St. Croix, and Namadji State forests.

“Before heading out, people should check the DNR website for updates, obey the closures where they exist, and use good judgment wherever they ride or drive,” Huseby said. “If the road cannot support your truck, car or off-highway vehicle (OHV), then it likely won’t support a tow vehicle to get you unstuck.”

Closures could remain in effect until May.

You can head to the MN DNR's road closure page.

115 views0 comments


bottom of page