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Governor Knowles State Forest Current conditions


All campgrounds have been winterized for the season. Water is available at the registration building at the St. Croix Family Campground and the Trade River Equestrian Campground.

The Trade River Equestrian Campground has 20 first-come, first-served sites that do not show up on the reservation system.

Electrification of five sites in the St. Croix Family Campground has started. The project is expected to continue through October.

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.

Remember to contact the state forest headquarters at 715-463-2898 for a special camping permit if you are interested in camping in our primitive campsites. Permits should be obtained seven days prior to occupying the site.


Trails are in good condition and open for use.

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Last revised: Wednesday October 02 2019