Recreational use of
the University Forests is heavy and varied. The policy of the
University Forests Office is to encourage non-motorized recreational
use. The Dwight B. Demeritt Forest gets 35,000-50,000 recreational
visits annually. The Forest offers walking, jogging, biking, and
skiing on miles of gravel roads and marked trails. A paved bike
path extends from Old Town to the main campus. The forest has over
three miles of frontage on the Stillwater River, providing canoeing,
kayaking, fishing, and swimming opportunities. Horseback riding is
allowed along certain roads and trails. The University Forests
Office coordinates recreational use and improvements, and a
Recreational Use Advisory Committee is comprised of university staff
and students, as well as representatives from local recreational
departments and clubs.
Forests lands are also open to non-motorized recreational use,
including hunting in most cases. Motorized use associated with
approved snow sled trails and ATV's is also permitted on some land.
Be sure to
the University Forests Office to see if
specific uses are allowed on certain forests.
2009-2010 Ski Trail Map