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Soo Pits OHV Trails

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Alt Names

Spring Lake, Moosehorn River, Portage River, Moosehead Lake, Soo Line ATV Trail, Willard Munger State Trail

Last Known StatusOpen

Located just minutes from the town of MooseLake, this are offers 4.5 miles of trails and an old abandoned gravel pit to play in. The Soo Line ATV Trail runs near the gravel pit, making it a good place to access (ATVs only). The historic Willard Munger State Trail follows the nearby Moose River and is open to non-motorized use only.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityMoose Lake, MN
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From: St. Paul, MN
1) Take I-35 north to exit 214
2) Turn left (west) off the exit ramp on SR-73, continue 2.9 miles
3) Veer right (east) on SR-27, continue .5 miles
4) Turn left (north) on Old CR-8, follow to staging area.

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail, Gravel Pit
LandCounty Land

RATINGS

Our RatingRatingGood    
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 (96 dB)OHMs not to exceed distance of 20 inches, ATVs 99dB at 20 inches
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (65 inches)
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
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 RestrictionNot Recommended
HikingNo RestrictionNot Recommended
HorsebackNo RestrictionNot Recommended
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Cross CountrySome Areas
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that all riders obtain medical insurance and buy motorcycle insurance or ATV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted on this website.

FEES & PASSES

Parking ($0.00)
Entry ($0.00)
Riding ($0.00)
Camping
Tent: $0.00
RV: $0.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoCarlton County
(218) 384-9179
www.co.carlton.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
Contact InfoEvergreen PAC ATV Club
info@evergreen-pac-atvclub.com
www.evergreen-pac-atvclub.org

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TERRAIN

Climate TypeForest
Elevation1000 to 1050 ft.
Trail MaintenanceUnknown
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 Aid1-5 Miles (SW)Mercy Hospital & Health Care Center (218) 485-4481
Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (SW)Gateway Amoco (218) 485-8391
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (SW)Gateway Amoco (218) 485-8391
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (SW)Moose Lake City Campground (218) 485-4761
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (S)Red Fox Campground & RV Park (218) 485-0341
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (S)Red Fox Campground & RV Park (218) 485-0341
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (SW)Moose Lake City Campground (218) 485-4761
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (SW)Market Place Foods (218) 485-4336
Swimming Swim Area1-5 Miles (SW)Moose Lake City Campground (218) 485-4761
Body of Water Water Body1-5 Miles (S)Moose Lake
Boating Launch Boat Ramp1-5 Miles (SE)Moose Lake State Park (218) 485-5420
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