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Black River State Forest Current conditions

ATV/UTV trails

Notice: All ATV trails are open except for the portion between 7th Street and Oak Ridge Road which will remain closed until a new bridge is installed.

Hiking and biking trails

All hiking and biking trails are open; however trails may be slippery and/or muddy in some areas.


Don't move firewood!

Don't move firewood!Due to the potential of carrying harmful tree pests and diseases, Wisconsin has restrictions for moving firewood.

Castle Mound campground is on the reservation system from May 1 through the second weekend in October. East Fork and Pigeon Creek campgrounds are reservable from the Thursday before Memorial weekend through Labor Day weekend. The outdoor group camp is reservable from April 15 through November 30. The indoor group camp is reservable year-round.

The showers and dump station at Castle Mound are open.

This year, East Fork Campground will have an earlier closure date in mid-October. This change is due to the availability of sites at two other campgrounds.

Backpackers can use our online permit [PDF] to register for camping.

For more information, go to Black River State Forest camping.

Additional resources

Last revised: Thursday July 11 2019