North Dakota Forest Service


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Explore Your State Forests

The North Dakota Forest Service manages five state forests encompassing 13,945 acres. The primary goal of the State Forest Program is to practice sound land stewardship to enhance the forest, grassland and wetland ecosystems found on the state forests. The agency has developed four campgrounds, four picnic sites, over 40 miles of maintained trails, fishing access to three lakes and canoe access to three major rivers to enhance the public use of state forests. In addition, the state forests provide the general public with the opportunity to hike and ride trails, collect common berries, harvest firewood, view native wildlife and plants, and observe active forest management.

Find A State Forest Near You

State Forest Trail Guide

Campgrounds and Recreation Areas

Information for Sports Persons
Management of State Forest Properties



Contact Us

Mitchell Thompson - State Forests Manager
Tel: (701) 228-3700  •  E-mail: 

Ben Potts - State Forests Specialist
Tel: (701) 228-3700  •  E-mail: 

Adam Mawby - State Forests Technician
Tel: (701) 228-3700  •  E-mail:

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