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Pewits Nest State Natural Area - CLOSED

View Website Favorite (3) County Road W - Baraboo, WI 53913
Toll Free: 888-936-7463

Open daily 6am-8pm.

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Until further notice, this State Park is closed because of its inability to accommodate physical distancing guidelines during the COVID-19 emergency. If you have questions, contact the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Customer Service Center: 1-888-936-7463, 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily.

The dominant feature at Pewits Nest is a 30- to 40-foot deep gorge formed during the retreat of the last glacier. Associated with it are Skillet Creek, shaded cliffs, and a northern dry-mesic forest. When Glacial Lake Baraboo drained, Skillet Creek cut a narrow canyon through the Cambrian sandstone, forming a series of potholes and waterfalls. The layers of Cambrian sandstone show that a finer-grained sediment was laid down by the Cambrian seas "inside" the syncline, a process different from that at Parfrey's Glen where coarser Cambrian conglomerates and sandstones are found in layers. Forest cover includes red cedar, white pine, hemlock, and yellow birch.

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