REMINDER: DNR invites input on proposed motor vehicle use in new state forest

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources invites citizens to learn about proposed recreation opportunities in Centennial State Forest, Minnesota’s newest state forest, in Cass County.  

The meeting will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, June 26, in the Walker Community Center Rotary Room, 105 Tower Avenue, Walker. Following a presentation at 6 p.m., there will be time for questions and answers, map review and comments.

The 3,394-acre state forest was donated to the DNR in 2013. As part of the overall planning process, the DNR is proposing to allow Off-Highway Vehicles (OHVs) to operate on forest roads and designated trails.

Comments received at the meeting will be used to develop a final recommendation that will be submitted to the DNR Commissioner for approval.

Written comments may be submitted by fax to 651-297-1157, by email to or by mail to Joe Unger, Parks and Trails Division, Minnesota DNR, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, MN  55155-4039. The DNR will accept written comments through Wednesday, July 26.

For more information call:

  • Tim Williamson, OHV acquisition and development specialist, Parks and Trails Division, 218-308-2369.
  • Joel Lemberg, Backus Area forest supervisor, Forestry Division, , 218-947-3232, ext. 223.

For more information, visit the Minnesota State Forest Trail Revisions Project webpage for information on revising trails in Centennial State Forest. Visit the state forest webpage for more information on Centennial State Forest.