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Thistledew ATV Trail

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Alt Names

Buttonbox Lake, Crumb Lake, Valley River Forest Road, Perch Lake, Five Island Lake, Rum Lake, Thistledew Lake, Mirror Lake, Little Moose Lake, Lac La Bijou Lake, Roller Coaster Road, Battle Lake, Lost Lake, Island Lake, George Washington State Forest

Last Known StatusOpen

Located in the scenic George Washington State Forest, this area offers about 30 miles of mostly novice friendly ATV trails that are usually accessible for motorized use between April 1 and November 30.

During the winter months snowmobiles are permitted on the trails. Trails are open to ATV use only and are mainly smooth and hardpacked. The nearby Thistledew Lake Campground offers 23 sites and direct trail access.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityCelina, MN
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From: Duluth, MN
1) Take SR-53 north about 90 miles
2) Turn left (east) on SR-1, continue 20.6 miles
3) Turn left (south) at T-intersection, continue 2 miles
4) Turn right at T-intersection, continue 5.7 miles
5) Turn right on CR-542, continue about .7 miles
6) Veer right at fork, continue toward the staging area.

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail
LandState Forest

RATINGS

Our RatingRating    
Recommended StayFull Day
Comments(Scroll Down For Visitor Reviews & Comments)

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesMN OHV Permit
Dates OpenApril 1 - November 30
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (99 dB)must not exceed distance of 20 inches
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (65 inches)has entrance gate or posts
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesProhibited
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted(maximum width 65 inches)
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Prohibited
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets RequiredYouth Onlyrequired for operators under 18 by state law
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restrictionpermitted on the north loop which is signed for ATV use
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Cross CountryProhibitedvehicles must stay on trail
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that you have medical insurance and carry motorcycle insurance or ATV insurance before taking your vehicle to any of the locations depicted here.

FEES & PASSES

Parking ($0.00)
Entry ($0.00)
Riding ($0.00)
CampingYes
Tent: $12.00
RV: $12.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
Thistledew Lake Campground Fee

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoMinnesota DNR
(218) 999-7923
www.dnr.state.mn.us
Contact InfoMinnesota DNR License Bureau
500 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155
(888) 665-4236
info.dnr@state.mn.us
www.dnr.state.mn.us
CommentOHV Permit Info

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TERRAIN

Square Miles20
Miles Of Trail30
Climate TypeForest
Elevation1300 to 1500 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid30+ Miles (E)Cook Community Hospital (218) 666-5945
Gasoline Gasoline30+ Miles (E)Zup's Cook (218) 666-0205
Diesel Diesel30+ Miles (E)Cook
Potable Water WaterOn SiteThistledew Lake Campground
RV Hookups RV Hookup30+ Miles (E)Vermilion Sunsets RV Park (218) 666-2276
RV Dump Station RV Disposal30+ Miles (E)Vermilion Sunsets RV Park (218) 666-2276
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn SiteThistledew Lake Campground
Convenience Store Conv Store30+ Miles (E)Zup's Cook (218) 666-0205
Swimming Swim AreaOn SiteThistledew Lake
Body of Water Water BodyOn SiteThistledew Lake
Boating Launch Boat RampOn SiteThistledew Lake Boat Ramp
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