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Fond du Lac State Forest

Saturday, December 23, 2023

Other Names

Rogers Lake, Gravel Pit Road, Kettle Lake, Spirit Lake Road

Last Known StatusOpen

Located just minutes away from Lake Superior, this area offers about 37 miles of ATV trails. The western section of the trail system mainly features novice friendly trails while the eastern section has more difficult trails.

Terrain mainly consists of peat bogs, numerous lakes and conifer trees. There are no designated campsites in the forest but primitive camping is permitted. The trails are open daily except during spring thaw and deer hunting season.

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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 CampingNo Restriction(camp anywhere)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Trail BlazingProhibitedno trailblazing
Rule Enforcement


AreaMotorized Trails
LandState Forest




Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
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Nearest CityCromwell, MN
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Duluth, MN
1) Take I-35 South to Exit 235
2) Turn right (west) on SR-210, continue 19.6 miles
3) Turn right (north) on Hwy 73, continue 1 mile
4) Turn right (east) on Hwy 122/Krogh Road, continue 2 miles
5) Turn left (north) on Hwy 120, continue 1 mile
6) Turn right (east) on State Forest Road, continue 1 mile. Staging area will be on the right.


Contact InfoFond Du Lac 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


Fond du Lac Forest Trail Photo

Fond du Lac State Forest Trail

Photo Submitted 8/2/2012 (Thanks!)

Fond du Lac Forest Trail Photo

Fond du Lac State Forest Trail

Photo Submitted 9/28/2014 (Thanks!)


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Approx Size64,000 acres (100 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail37
Climate TypeForest
Elevation1300 to 1350 ft.
Trail MaintenanceUnknown
Loose DirtThis trail has mostly loose dirt.Mostly
Hard PackThe trail has some hard pack terrain.Some
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 few steep hills.Few
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has mostly beginner terrain.Mostly
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has some intermediate level terrain.Some
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little


Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (SW)Cromwell Self Serve (218) 644-1114
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (SW)Cromwell Self Serve (218) 644-1114
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (SE)Big Lake Shores and The Lounge (218) 879-1819
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (SE)Big Lake Shores and The Lounge (218) 879-1819
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (E)Spafford Park Campground (218) 879-3347
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (SW)Island Lake Campground (218) 644-3543
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (SW)Hometown Family Foods (218) 644-3666
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