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Governor Knowles State Forest Current conditions

Conditions as of Thursday, September 7, 2017:

Benson Brook

Benson Brook

Signs of fall have started to show at Governor Knowles State Forest. The Raspberry and Benson Hiking Trails are great places to view the fall colors as the season progresses, as well as the Brandt Pines Recreational Trail System. Campground reservations at the Trade River Equestrian Campground have been filling up most weekends, however, there are still 20 additional sites that are “first-come, first-serve”. You may encounter trail construction on the Riverview Horse Trail. Staff has been removing hazard trees, fixing eroded areas along the trail, and improving access for emergency vehicles. You may also encounter trail construction on the Riverview Trail at the Brandt Pines Recreational Trail System. Staff will be hauling gravel to improve wet spots along the trail. Governor Knowles State Forest Staff thanks you for your patience while these projects are completed.

Brandi Buchholz
Visitor services associate
325 State Road 70
Grantsburg, WI 54840

Additional resources

Firewood notice: As of June 1, 2014, firewood from more than 10 miles away is not allowed on Wisconsin State Park or Forest properties. Also, firewood that has been in an emerald ash borer quarantined area is not allowed on properties outside of the quarantined area. Please buy firewood at or near the park or forest where you are going. Call the DNR toll-free Firewood Hotline, 1-877-303-WOOD (1-877-303-9663) for information before packing for a trip. For more information, see firewood facts, rules and advice or ask the park or forest office. Maps are available to view the 10-mile radius of allowable firewood on state properties.

Last revised: Thursday September 07 2017