Lost River State Forest

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Lost River State Forest
Map showing the location of Lost River State Forest
Map showing the location of Lost River State Forest
Geography
Location Roseau County, Minnesota, United States
Coordinates 48°59′00″N 95°39′00″W / 48.9833333°N 95.65°W / 48.9833333; -95.65Coordinates: 48°59′00″N 95°39′00″W / 48.9833333°N 95.65°W / 48.9833333; -95.65[1]
Elevation 1,060 feet (320 m)
Area 54,915 acres (22,223 ha)
Established 1963
Governing body Minnesota DNR
Website www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_forests/sft00057/index.html
Ecology
WWF Classification Western Great Lakes Forests
EPA Classification Northern Lakes and Forests

The Lost River State Forest is a state forest located in Roseau County, Minnesota. The forest borders the Canadian province of Manitoba to the north, and parcels belonging to the Red Lake Indian Reservation are within the forest's boundaries. The forest is managed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

The forest is known for its excellent birdwatching. Avian species within the forest include the great grey owl, spruce grouse, snowy owl, northern hawk owl, and northern saw-whet owl, whip-poor-will, American three-toed woodpecker, black-backed woodpecker; yellow-bellied flycatcher, common raven, boreal chickadee, and magnolia warbler. Outdoor recreation opportunities in the forest include dispersed camping, hunting and trails are designated for hiking and snowmobiling.[2]

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