Ice still on lakes, flooding on some roads

Due to the lingering winter conditions, Forest Service fee campgrounds are now expected to open around May 12.
Although it is starting to warm up, there is still a lot of snow; conditions vary across the forest.
Water services will be turned on when temperatures allow and may not be available on opening dates.
Visitors with reservations prior to the new opening dates will be reimbursed.
Many gravel roads are in rough condition due to late snow conditions this year.
As the snow melts it also can cause flooding and very muddy roads. Please practice caution and stay off of them if you can to prevent permanent damage!
Road Closures: Grassy Creek Road, known as Grassy Lake Road (Forest Road 459) is closed approx. 2.7 miles from the beginning of the road due to flooding. Mudro entry points, off of the Grassy Creek Road, are inaccessible at this time.
For BWCAW visitors with Mudro and Entry Point permits reservations will be automatically fully refunded through May 10.
Forest Service staff are working on repairing the culverts and will re-open the road once it is passable.
ATV trails on the Forest including the Big Aspen Trail, Stony Spur Trail, Jackpot Trail, Prospector Trail and Taconite State Trail remain closed until trails dry out.
Those sections of Forest roads open to all vehicles are open but designated ATV trails are closed until dry enough to sustain traffic.
Check the status of a trail: https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/ohv/closures.html.