ATV Trail Riding in Minnesota!    

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.  We also have maps of all the other ATV trails.

*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.

B& B Connection Trail

B&B Connection ATV TrailA 33 mile trail that connects the city of Bigfork and the community of Balsam. This trail is new as of 2017 and is maintained by the Wilderness Wheelers ATV club.  The trail will take you through dense forest of the George Washington State Forest and the Chippewa National Forest. The B & B Connection Trail and the Little Moose Trail are connected for a total of 51 miles.  You can access the trails by your ATV from the resort by a 4 mile route.





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 & B&B Connect – DNR trail map

Thistledew Trails

ATV funThe 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

Other Information:

Food & Drinks:  Scenic Pines Bar & Grill is just 4 miles down the road from the resort.  You can access the bar & grill with your ATV.  Other places you can get to on your ATV: Pizza Parlor in Bigfork (they have the best pizza), Wilderness Bar in Bigfork, Cenex Station in Bigfork, and DJ’s Cafe in Balsam.

Gas:  Scenic Pines Store is next to the Scenic Pines Bar & Grill, Antler Store (on the B&B Connect trail), and Cenex in Bigfork.



Minnesota DNR ATV trail locations map

MN DNR rules, regulations & other information

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