OHV Riding & Camping

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The Chippewa National Forest is unique in that it has a very high density of roads. There is one designated ATV trail within the Forest boundaries. There are also hundreds of miles of Forest roads that people with can explore by Off-Highway Vehicles (OHVs).

Visitors can locate Forest Service roads on a Chippewa National Forest Motorized Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) that shows the Forest numbered roads that are open to OHVs. This black and white map is updated annually and is available at Forest Service offices for free.

Where to ride your OHV

  • OHV use is allowed only on roads designated open and marked on the MVUM. Forest Service roads are identified with a brown sign and a four-digit number. Reference the four-digit numbers to verify if a road is open to OHV use.
  • Designated OHV roads may also have passenger vehicle and large truck traffic. Please use caution when sharing a road with other vehicles.
  • The Soo Line Trail is the only designated OHV trail on the Chippewa National Forest. The Soo Line stretches from Cass Lake to Remer, Minn., within the Forest, and continues to Moose Lake, Minn., beyond the Forest boundary.
  • Be aware of agency boundaries. OHV regulations may vary between federal, state and county lands.
  • No cross-country travel is permitted. This includes big game retrieval, trapping or bear baiting. All roads open to OHVs are temporarily closed between March 15 and May 1 each year during spring break-up.