Flooding Update: ATV Trails Closed; Roads, Recreation Sites, and BWCAW Impacted

We are experiencing high water levels and flooding, creating unpredictable and hazardous situations for boaters, drivers and hikers.

  • Some roads, trails, wilderness camps and portages across the Forest are washed out or flooded.
  • Rivers and streams are cold and fast moving.
  • Most ATV trails are open including Stony Spur, Jackpot, Big Aspen and Taconite. Part of the Prospector trail is open.
  • Forest Road 377E to Tomahawk Rd (FR 377) is closed; use the Kelly Loop (FR 386) to bypass this section.

Please exercise caution, be prepared and call ahead to the local District Ranger office or Cooperator for conditions.

To check the status of ATV trails, visit the MN DNR website. You can also access our Motor Vehicle Use Map which shows seasonal designations for roads and trails.


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The Superior National Forest offers boundless outdoor experiences including camping, boating, fishing, stargazing, birding, canoeing, skiing, solitude and many more. What are you waiting for?

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Superior National Forest in Minnesota's Arrowhead

Your Northland National Forest

Established in 1909, the three-million acre Superior National Forest is the largest national forest east of the Mississippi River. The Forest is located at the southernmost edge of the boreal forest ecosystem and is home to thousands of clean lakes, rocky landscapes, iconic megafauna, colorful fall foliage and has a rich cultural history. Within the bounds of the Forest is the beloved one million-acre Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Bordered by Canada, Lake Superior and Voyageurs National Park, there's truly a superior experience waiting for you.

  • Camping

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    Learn more about camping opportunities on the Forest.

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    Explore the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

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    Mountain biking is gaining popularity in northern Minnesota. Learn more about what the Forest has to offer.


Investing in Recreation on the Superior National Forest

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The Great American Outdoors Act  (GAOA) responds to the growing $5.9 billion backlog of deferred maintenance on national forests and grasslands, which includes $3.7 billion for roads and bridges and $1.5 billion for visitor centers, campgrounds and other facilities. 

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Managing the Greenwood Fire Burn Area

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Started by lightning, the Greenwood Fire was detected on August 15, 2021. In October 2021, the Forest Service deployed a Burn Area Emergency Response team.

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