Governor Knowles State Forest

View Website Favorite (5) 325 State Road 70 - Grantsburg, WI 54840
Information: 715-463-2898

Established in 1970 as the St. Croix River State Forest, the forest was re-designated the Governor Knowles State Forest in 1981 to recognize former Governor Warren P. Knowles for his administration’s progress in conservation. Four thousand acres that were donated in 1971 formed the nucleus of the State Forest in those early years.Today, the State Forest is 55 miles long and up to two miles wide, and encompasses 32,500 acres, acting as an extended resource protection zone for the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway. A designated wilderness zone buffers the Riverway throughout the length of the State Forest. Six designated State Natural Areas within the forest preserve unique biotic communities.Although a primary State Forest objective is to preserve and protect the St. Croix River and its valley, forest management provides multiple benefits, including scenic beauty, water quality protection, wildlife habitat, forest production, and recreation.Governor Knowles State Forest offers recreational opportunities for everyone. For more information and directions, visit the Governor Knowles State Forest website.

  • Features
    • Camping
    • Disabled Access
    • Pets Welcome/Inquire
  • Publicly Owned
    • Yes
  • Dumping Station
    • Yes
  • Campground Type
    • Backpack
    • Horseback
    • RV
    • Tent
    • Group Sites
    • Winter Camping
  • Nature Trails
    • Yes
  • Trails
    • Yes
  • Fish Type
    • Lake Trout
  • Canoe
    • Yes
  • Snowshoeing
    • Yes
  • Camping Hook-ups
    • Electric
  • Shelter
    • Yes
  • Ski Skating
    • Yes
  • Trail Length (miles)
    • 40
  • Cross-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing Trail Type
    • Groomed
    • Tracked
    • Hilly
    • Wooded
  • Natural Attractions Type
    • Parks, Forests, Trails
  • Kayak
    • Yes
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Nearby Places

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Spring Bash & Auction 4/15/2023 Cushing - 15.03 miles away
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Vintage Sled Extravaganza 12/03/2022 St. Croix Falls - 15.31 miles away
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Winter Fun Day 1/21/2023 Frederic - 16.78 miles away
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Christmas in Frederic 12/03/2022 Frederic - 16.87 miles away
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Winter Fun Day 1/21/2023 Frederic - 17.05 miles away
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Holiday Art Sale at Cafe' Wren 12/02/2022 - 12/04/2022 Luck - 19.16 miles away
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Annual Kids "R" 1st Fishing 6/03/2023 Milltown - 20.83 miles away
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Falls Sampler @ Big Rock Creek 5/06/2023 St. Croix Falls - 24.78 miles away

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