Closures of land and roads along the upper portion of the Gunflint Trail

The Superior National Forest announced Wednesday morning that they will be closing National Forest lands and roads along the upper portion of the Gunflint Trail due to fires in the vicinity. Park officials say this move is due to the limited availability of firefighting resources. County roads and private roads remain open.

According to a post on the Superior National Forest Facebook page, the closure includes all forest lands and roads along Cook County 12/Gunflint Trail beginning at the Cook County 92 intersection to the end of the Gunflint Trail

Park officials say the closed area includes Trails End and Iron Lake campgrounds. Campground reservations have been cancelled and refunded for the next seven days, through August 31.

The Forest Service will reevaluate the closure and determine whether or not it needs to be extended due to active fires.

Park officials say the Gunflint Trail and other county-managed roads are open to vehicles and visitors can continue to enjoy their time on private land and at resorts. There are additional day-use opportunities outside of the closure area on the Forest.
Please call the district or visit the forest’s website for more information.