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New maps detail state forest features


July 3, 2020

Eight new state forest maps from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources feature recreation highlights to help Minnesotans find their perfect adventure.

The maps in print and mobile formats, are available for Bear Island, Big Fork, Burntside, Golden Anniversary, Remer, Koochiching, Smokey Bear, and White Earth state forests.

State forest maps can lead the way to summer hiking, mountain biking, birding, berry picking, horseback and ATV riding, fishing, camping and more.

“Whether you prefer a wilderness canoe paddle or an ATV ride, there’s a summer state forest experience for everyone – and our new state forest maps will make the experience even better,” said Laura Duffey, state forest map coordinator.

Here are just a few examples of the outdoor summer fun available at state forests:

Look up at the towering pines of the Lost 40 Scientific and Natural Area inside Big Fork State Forest.

Canoe among the pines at the Bear Island and Burntside State Forests. Nestled on the edge of the Boundary Waters, these offer a northwoods paddling experience.

The free Avenza App provides access to Minnesota state forest maps. Before you go, download the app and navigate to the desired map by searching MNDNR + state forest name in their store.

Fresh, redesigned paper maps with site-specific details are available from the DNR Info Center at 888-646-6367. A PDF version of the map can be downloaded.


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