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Brule River State Forest

View Website Favorite (7) 6250 S Ranger Rd - Brule, WI 54820
Information: 715-372-5678

6am-11pm.

Park passes are required but are not being sold on-site. Please contact the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Customer Service Center to purchase passes: 888-305-0398, 8am-3pm daily or with questions: 1-888-936-7463, 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily.

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The Brule River State Forest contains all 44 miles of the famous Bois Brule River, one of the best known rivers east of the Mississippi. For over one hundred years, it has been known as an exceptional trout stream. The Brule River contains resident brook, brown and rainbow trout. Lake brown and rainbow (steelhead) trout along with Coho and Chinook salmon migrate up the Brule annually from Lake Superior. The river itself has two distinct personalities. The upper river (the southern portion) flows through miles of coniferous bog and is fed by numerous springs. When the river crosses the Copper Range, it begins a fall of 328 feet in the eighteen miles to Lake Superior. Here, flashing cascades tumble over rocks and ledges and between steep river bluffs forested with aspen and balsam fir. 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
    • On Water
    • Disabled Access
    • Pets Welcome/Inquire
  • Cross-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing Trail Type
    • Groomed
    • Tracked
    • Flat
    • Hilly
    • Wooded
  • Ski Skating
    • Yes
  • Canoe
    • Yes
  • Kayak
    • Yes
  • State and National Trails
    • Yes
  • Shelter
    • Yes
  • Fish Type
    • Brook Trout
    • Brown Trout
    • Rainbow Trout
  • Trails
    • Yes
  • Snowshoeing
    • Yes
  • Campground Type
    • Backpack
    • Tent
  • Number of Campsites
    • 35
  • Toilets
    • Yes
  • Publicly Owned
    • Yes
  • Fishing style
    • Fly
    • Inland Lake / River
  • Natural Attractions Type
    • Parks, Forests, Trails
  • Trail Length (miles)
    • 26

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3
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4
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6
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7
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8
CANCELED - Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival 8/21/2020 - 8/22/2020 Superior - 25.69 miles away

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