Governor Knowles State Forest Current Conditions - Wisconsin DNR

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Governor Knowles State Forest Current conditions

Trail Section Closures: Two trail sections are closed at Governor Knowles State Forest until further notice. These sections will reopen when repairs are complete:

  • A 4-mile segment on the Lost Creek Trail, from Clam Dam Road (mile 33) to North River Road is closed due to a bridge needing repairs. This segment also includes a backpack campsite which is also closed. 
  • A 1-mile segment of the Cedar Interpretive Hiking Trails, from mile marker 25 to 26 is closed due to downed trees and damaged boardwalks.


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.

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 June 28 2018