Heavy rains in portions of northern Minnesota have prompted the closure of some off-highway vehicle [OHV] trails and state forest roads, the Minnesota DNR said. Some forest roads and OHV trails are flooded, are unstable due to soil saturation or have washed out in sections, so several have been temporarily closed to the public and signed at entry points.
Kabetogama, Koochinching, Land O’Lakes and St. Croix state forests are some of the impacted areas. State forest road and trail users should check ” Current Conditions” on the DNR website at http://www.mndnr.gov/trailconditions/index.html before traveling. Road and trail closing information will be updated as conditions change.
“By checking the conditions online, trails users should be able to find alternative locations where they can still get out to enjoy the trails, ” said Joe Alberio, a district supervisor for the DNR’s Parks and Trails Division. ” The road and trail closures will be lifted as soon as conditions allow and repairs are made, and we ask everyone to ride responsibly wherever they are.”