Warroad, MN Biking Trails
The biking paths around the Warroad Point Park are ideal for family biking The wide, paved trails that wind around the lagoons next to Lake of the Woods provide plenty of space for training wheels, bike trailers, and even tandem bikes. Choose a short loop of a few miles, or go the distance – about 7 miles out to the Warroad Estates and back. You may even see a deer!
If you’re looking for a bigger challenge, grab your GPS and head out to the Beltrami State Forest or try out any of the area’s other state park trails.
Didn’t bring your bike. No worries. Doc’s Harbor Inn rents bikes. Call them at 218-452-3302 to reserve a bike for an hour or the day.
Beltrami Island State Forest
This second largest state forest occupies an area of 669,000 acres spanning the counties of Roseau, Lake of the Woods, and Beltrami. Canoeing, biking, fishing, hunting, picnicking, hiking, horseback riding trails, cross country ski trails, and 138 miles of groomed snowmobile trails. Off-road vehicles (ATVs, etc.) are allowed on all trails unless posted closed. No fee for camping.
Hayes Lake State Park
48990 County Rd 4
Roseau, MN 56751-8745
Just 27 miles southwest of Warroad. Follow Hwy 11 west to Co Rd 9, then south on to County Rd 4.
Park Permits: $25 annual, $7 daily
Open year round for daily use. Regular camping season: May – Sept
The central focus of the park is the lake and the north fork of the Roseau River. Here there is an abrupt transition from farmland to wilderness. This secluded park gives visitors a chance to see a variety of Minnesota wildlife. Loons, moose, beaver, fisher, otter, lynx, black bear and wolves live in the area. Enjoy rustic campgrounds, swimming, fishing, and boating. 13 miles of hiking trails, 6 miles of cross-country ski trails, 6 miles of groomed snowmobile trails. Canoe and kayak rentals: $8 half-day and $16 full day.
Lost River State Forest
Located along the Canadian Border north of Hwy 11 running from Hwy 313 west to almost Hwy 89. Wildlife area, fishing, and hunting. The area’s 63,000 acres of primitive forest contains much of the original animal and plant life native to the area. It is a reliable location for viewing great gray owls and a number of other bird species; the best birding spot is the northernmost three miles of Hwy 310. There are no developed recreational areas but access is available to some parts by highway and county roads. Minimum maintenance roads, hiking forest trails. Snowmobiling.
Northwest Angle State Forest
Near Sprague, Manitoba on Provincial Hwy 308 to #525. Located on Lake of the Woods. Private resorts, camping, boat launch, power boat rental, canoeing, sailing, and fishing.
Zippel Bay State Park
HC 2 Box 25
Williams, MN 56686-9616
Located 10 miles northeast of Williams, Minnesota. From Hwy 11, take Co Rd 2 north to Co Rd 8 east.
Park Permits: $25 annual, $7 daily
Camping available: $15 per night, Memorial Day through Labor Day
Office Hours: 7 days a week 9:00 am 5:00 pm
The park is located on the shores of Lake of the Woods. Three miles of white sand beach and ocean-like waves offer a variety of water recreation opportunities. A stone jetty provides a channel for safe access to the lake. Protected harbor with docking and picnic facilities, a 90 ft fishing pier, boat access, and fish cleaning station. Numerous bird watching opportunities. 6 miles of hiking trails, 6 miles of beginner level cross-country skiing trails, 5 miles of snowmobiling trails.