ATV Trail Riding in Minnesota!    ATV fun

For the adventure and thrill seekers…..get on those ATV’s and ride!  Loon Point Resort is located in the George Washington State Forest where you have hundreds of acres of forest roads and designated ATV trails to ride.

DNR map for the George Washington State Forest listing trails and forest roads – we can provide you with a copy of this map.

*EFFECTIVE  July 15, 2017 – all ATV’s can ride on county roads in Itasca County, with the exception of County Road 75 into the Scenic State Park.

Thistledew Trails

The Thistledew Trails are a 25-mile system consisting of a north and south loop located within George Washington State Forest with connections to forest roads. The trail passes through rolling hills of mature pine and aspen forest. Both loops are managed for ATV and horseback riding, so please watch for other riders.  The Thistledew Trails are about 40 minutes north of the resort.  We can provide you with a map and directions to get there.  When you’re done riding for the day stop by the Junction Bar & Grill (just 5 miles away from the trail parking area) for a bite to eat – home of the famous Rodeo Burger!!!

Thistledew Trails – DNR trail information

Thistledew Trails – DNR trail map

Little Moose Trail   Riding the ATV trails

This 18-mile trail in eastern Itasca County follows trails within the George Washington State Forest. Forested areas vary from densely wooded to harvested pine that open to wide views of the surrounding landscape. The trail travels by Hartley, Scooty and Wolf lakes and crosses the west fork of the Prairie River. The trail is provided by Itasca County and maintained by the Balsam Trail Blazers.  The Little Moose Trail is 14 minutes south of Loon Point Resort.

Little Moose Trail – DNR trail information

Little Moose Trail – DNR trail map

**Most snowmobile trails are not designated for ATV or other off-highway vehicle use. Many snowmobile trails cross private property under a conditional use easement that is specific to winter travel, other snowmobile trails cross swampland that is not designated for ATV or off-highway vehicle use.


MN DNR rules, regulations & other information


Minnesota DNR ATV trail locations map

COMING SOON – – – Plans for a 25 mile ATV trail from Bigfork, MN to the Little Moose Trail to the Balsam community.  Plans to be completed Fall of 2016

**We have plenty of parking here at the resort for trailers.**