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CC Andrews State Forest

Saturday, December 23, 2023

Other Names

General CC Andrews State Forest, Willow River Trails, Dago Lake, Sturgeon Lake, Rush Lake, Passenger Lake, Willow River Campground, Kettle River, Moosehorn River

Last Known StatusOpen

This area offers about 24 miles of marked and fairly easy trails that wind through a hardwood forest. Most of the trails are sandy and wide, making it a good place to take a beginner. The trails can get dusty during dry weather, so a good time to ride this place is after a rain. There are two separate day use areas that offer parking with trail access along with picnic tables and boat ramps.

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Permit RequiredYesMN OHV Permit
Dates OpenYear-Round except during spring thaw & deer hunting season. Designated snowmobile trails are closed to OHV use Dec 1 - March 31.
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedUnknown
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust 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)has entrance gate or posts
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & 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)
2 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
MX Helmet RequiredYouth Onlyrequired for operators under 18 by state law
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Trail BlazingProhibitedkeep vehicle on trail
Rule Enforcement


Approx Size7,680 acres (12 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail24
Climate TypeForest
Elevation1000 to 1050 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Heavily Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has some hard pack terrain.Some
SandThis trail has mostly sandy areas.Mostly
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has some dust on typical days.Some
RocksThis trail has little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has many trees.Many
BermsThe trail has few berms.Few
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


AreaMotorized Trails
LandState Forest


Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (SW)Willow River Mercantile (218) 372-3137
Diesel DieselWillow River, MN
Potable Water WaterOn Site
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (NW)Timberline RV Park (218) 372-3272
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (NW)Timberline RV Park (218) 372-3272
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (SW)Willow River Campground
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (SW)Willow River Mercantile (218) 372-3137


Tent: $17.00
RV: $17.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
Willow River Campground Fee


Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
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Nearest CityWillow River, MN
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: St. Paul, MN
1) Take I-35 North to Exit 205
2) Turn left (west) off the exit ramp on CR-43, continue .6 miles
3) Turn right (north) at T-intersection on CR-61, continue 2 miles
4) Turn right (east) on Dago Lake Road, continue 1.5 miles
5) Staging area is on the right (south).


Contact InfoC.C. Andrews State Forest - Moose Lake Area Office
(218) 485-5410
Contact InfoMinnesota DNR License Bureau
500 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155
(888) 665-4236
CommentOHV Permit Info


CC Andrews State Forest Trail Photo

CC Andrews State Forest Trail

Photo Submitted 3/9/2016 (Thanks!)

CC Andrews State Forest Trail Photo

CC Andrews State Forest Trail

Photo Submitted 3/9/2016 (Thanks!)

CC Andrews State Forest Trail Photo

CC Andrews State Forest Trail

Photo Submitted 7/13/2011 (Thanks!)

CC Andrews State Forest Trail Photo

CC Andrews State Forest Trail

Photo Submitted 3/9/2016 (Thanks!)

CC Andrews State Forest Trail Photo

OHV at CC Andrews State Forest Trail

Photo Submitted 3/29/2013 (Thanks!)

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