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Brule River State ForestCurrent conditions

The month of August is nearly past, but the good news is that late summer and fall are a great time of year to plan an outdoor adventure. Whether it is canoeing or kayaking a stretch of the river, or fishing, hiking and searching for wild berries, there is no better time to get out and explore! 

Family Fun Day - Saturday, September 24, 2019 - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It has been two years since the last event was held, but Family Fun Day is back! There are fun and exciting activities for all ages, and admission is free! Activities are taking place at the Fish Hatchery and Bois Brule Campground Canoe Landing. The Douglas County Fish and Game League, the Brule River Sportsman’s Club and WLSTA are sponsoring the event. For more information, see: Brule River Family Fun Day.

Bois Brule River

Keep an eye on the river’s discharge on the USGS website [exit DNR] for the Brule River, which now has time lapse photos of the river near the Ranger Station in Brule, as well as discharge flow and gage height data.

Welcome to the Brule video

A new “Welcome to the Brule River!” video contains some gorgeous views of the forest, Bois Brule river and Lake Superior shoreline. The video is less than 4 minutes in length and contains some important information about paddling the river. Check it out!

Welcome to the Brule River


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.

The campgrounds continue to be busy over the weekends, but you can still claim a first-come, first-served site on most nights. You can make a reservation online or by calling 1-888-947-2757.

A Vehicle Admission Sticker is required for camping.

Additional resources

Several businesses in and around Brule sell firewood from local trees. Buying local firewood is the best way of slowing the spread of exotic forest pests from coming into the Brule River State Forest.

Last revised: Thursday August 22 2019