Black River State Forest

View Website Favorite (3) W10325 Highway 12 - Black River Falls, WI 54615
Information: 715-284-4103
Toll Free: 888-936-7463


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68,000 acres of pine and oak forest with two forks of the Black River and high sandstone abutments. Permit required for backpacking. Hike, bike and ski.How about island hopping on a mountain bike? The 300-foot-high glacial mounds strung out like a seven-mile-long necklace in the Black River State Forest seem like islands in a vast ocean of trees. From scenic overlooks on their peaks, you can look to the northeast where 10,000 years ago the bottled-up glacial meltwater of Lake Wisconsin once covered 1,800 square miles. Pets are welcome in Wisconsin State Parks but must be on a leash and under control at all times. Certain areas may be off limits to pets. Visit our website for more details.

  • Features
    • Disabled Access
    • Pets Welcome/Inquire
  • Publicly Owned
    • Yes
  • Cross-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing Trail Type
    • Tracked
    • Hilly
    • Wooded
  • Trails
    • Yes
  • Showers and Flush Toilets
    • Yes
  • Number of Campsites
    • 98
  • Natural Attractions Type
    • Parks, Forests, Trails
  • Campground Type
    • Backpack
    • Group Sites
  • Dumping Station
    • Yes
  • Toilets
    • Yes
  • Boat Launch
    • Yes
  • Trail Length (miles)
    • 34
  • Camping Hook-ups
    • Electric

Nearby Places

Giant Flea Market & Craft Show 5/06/2023 - 5/07/2023 Hatfield - 10.55 miles away
King of the Mound Race at Bruce Mound Winter Sports Area 2/04/2023 Neillsville - 16.59 miles away
Fort McCoy Armed Forces Day Open House 5/20/2023 Fort McCoy - 21.76 miles away
Neillsville Winter Carnival 2/24/2023 - 2/26/2023 Neillsville - 22.48 miles away
Memorial Day Festivities 5/29/2023 Sparta - 23.9 miles away
Sparta Holiday Lights 12/03/2022 - 1/01/2023 Sparta - 24.43 miles away
Cabin Fever 2/18/2023 Sparta - 24.64 miles away

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