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Chengwatana State Forest OHV Trails

Monday, November 25, 2019

Other Names

Snake River, St. Croix River, Kettle River

Last Known StatusOpen

Situated on the west side of the St. Croix River, this area offers about 15 miles of trails open to both ATVs and motorcycles. The Snake, Kettle and St. Croix rivers flow through this area making it a very scenic ride. Vegetation mainly consists of dense brush and marshland in a mixed hardwood forest. During the winter months the trail system is open to snowmobile use.

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REGULATIONS

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)
Prohibited
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 BlazingProhibitedstay on trails
Rule Enforcement
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TERRAIN

Approx Size29,041 acres (45 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail15
Climate TypeForest
Elevation850 to 900 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has some loose dirt.Some
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has some mud after it rains.Some
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has no steep hills.None
Water CrossingsThe trail has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has few berms.Few
Sand/Gravel PitsThis state forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis state forest has no single track trails.None
RoadsThis state forest has few roads.Few
ShadeThis state forest has some shaded areas.Some
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

TYPE OF AREA

AreaMotorized Trails
LandState Forest

KEY SERVICES

Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (W)Holiday Station Store (320) 629-7839
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (W)Pump 'n' Munch (320) 629-7208
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (S)Snake River Campground (651) 583-2125
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (W)Pokegama Lake RV Park and Golf Course (320) 629-9996
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (W)Pump n Munch (320) 629-7208
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (S)Snake River Campground (651) 583-2125
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (W)Chris Food Market (320) 629-2589

FEES & PASSES

Parking(None)
Entry(None)
Riding(None)
Camping(None)

RATINGS

Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
Comments(Scroll Down For Rider Reviews & Comments)

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityPine City, MN
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: St. Paul, MN
1) Take I-35 north to exit 169
2) Turn right (east) off the exit ramp on SR-324, continue .6 miles
3) Turn left (north) on SR-361, continue .1 miles
4) Turn right on 8th Ave, continue .2 miles
5) Turn right (south) on CR-8, continue .4 miles
6) Veer left on CR-9, continue 3.6 miles
7) Turn right (east) on CR-10, continue 8.4 miles to staging area.

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoChengwatana State Forest
(218) 485-5410
info.dnr@state.mn.us
www.dnr.state.mn.us
Contact InfoMinnesota DNR License Bureau
500 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155
(888) 665-4236
aohfmnwebmaster@activenetwork.com
www.dnr.state.mn.us
CommentOHV Permit Info

RIDER COMMENTS & REVIEWS

Chengwatana Trail Photo

Chengwatana State Forest OHV Trails

Photo Submitted 6/6/2015 (Thanks!)

Chengwatana Trail Photo

Chengwatana State Forest OHV Trails

Photo Submitted 7/5/2016 (Thanks!)

Chengwatana Trail Photo

Chengwatana State Forest OHV Trails

Photo Submitted 8/2/2012 (Thanks!)

Chengwatana Trail Photo

Chengwatana State Forest OHV Trails

Photo Submitted 7/5/2016 (Thanks!)

Chengwatana Trail Photo

Chengwatana State Forest OHV Trails

Photo Submitted 7/5/2016 (Thanks!)

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