Established on abandoned agricultural land, the 716-acre Kellogg Experimental Forest is known worldwide for research on tree breeding and genetics, planting techniques, and plantation establishment and management.

Kellogg Forest east of 42nd street is currently closed to the public. This includes the parking lot and all facilities. We are working with campus leadership to determine how to best re-open the facility. Please do not enter posted areas. Trails west of 42nd street are open to the public during posted hours.
There is limited safe parking available at turnouts along N 42nd Street. Please DO NOT park on the shoulder of 42nd street, near the private residence, or block access gates.
Please practice social distancing and refrain from congregating to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your community.
Please do not approach staff or private residences for information. For general questions please contact 269-731-4597 or
We are all in this together and we will get through this together.
Stay safe and enjoy your hike.
Thank you for your continued support and cooperation.


Established 1932

Established on abandoned agricultural land, the 716-acre Kellogg Experimental Forest is known worldwide for research on tree breeding and genetics, planting techniques, and plantation establishment and management. Much of the research that developed the Spartan spruce, a hybrid that combines the color and drought resistance of a blue spruce and the softer needles and rapid growth rate of the white spruce, was done at the Kellogg Forest. The forest is open to the public for biking, hiking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing, and has several interpretive trails.

W.K. Kellogg Experimental Forest now offers Spartan Pure Maple Syrup as part of a research effort in best practices for high-vacuum sap extraction. Spartan Pure Maple Syrup is made from pure maple sap, with no additives or preservatives. Now available at MSU Stores, MSU Surplus, Kellogg Biological Station and Kellogg Forest.

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