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Crow Wing County announces temporary seasonal trail closures

Crow Wing Count is asking people to observe trail closures during spring thaw in order to protect natural resources.

Crow Wing County Land Services Building exterior
Crow Wing County Land Services Building is located at 322 Laurel St. in Brainerd.
Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch

BRAINERD — The Crow Wing County Land Services Department will temporarily close selected forest trails on county-managed lands to motorized vehicles.

These closures are due to vulnerable trail surfaces caused by the spring thaw. Trail conditions will be periodically monitored by Land Services staff, and when appropriate, the closures will be lifted.

“These temporary closures help us protect vulnerable forest trail surfaces and minimize maintenance costs,” stated Ryan Simonson, an environmental services supervisor, in a news release.

Closure signs will be installed at each trail to notify the public. The location and status of all trail closures can be found at www.crowwing.us/318/Trail-Closures .

Contact Crow Wing County Land Services at 218-824-1010 or landservices@crowwing.us with any questions.

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