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a Wisconsin state park, forest, recreation area or trail.
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in state parks and forests.
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a vehicle admission sticker or state trail pass.
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to attend a nature program or event with family and friends.

Havenwoods State Forest is Wisconsin’s only urban state forest, Locationfeaturing 237 acres of grasslands, woods and wetlands in the city of Milwaukee. Hike, run, bike and watch wildlife on over six miles of trails. Explore one of the four ponds, stroll over the 120-foot bridge or find a bench to sit and relax outdoors.

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Contact information
For information, contact:
Havenwoods State Forest
6141 N. Hopkins St.
Milwaukee WI 53209

Wisconsin State Park System Havenwoods State Forest

An outdoor nature program in Havenwoods State Forest.

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COVID-19 Update

All Wisconsin state park system properties are now operating 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week. An annual park sticker or trail pass is required to visit state parks and trails. Annual park stickers only, can now be purchased online. State trail and other passes can still be purchased over the phone by calling 1-888-305-0398 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days per week. Buy before you go: annual passes are NOT available for purchase at individual properties. Visitors must have an annual admission sticker adhered to their vehicle or proof of purchase for entry.

All campgrounds, restrooms, water fountains, buildings, observation towers and playgrounds are closed at all state parks and forests. For more information, please see:

Properties may be limiting admission based on capacity. Please make sure to seek out current property information on our website before visiting:

Forest information


  • The forest property is open year-round from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Nature Center hours:
    • November through March: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday. Closed Wednesday and Sunday.
    • April though October: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday - Saturday. Closed Sunday.


Havenwoods State Forest is on the north side of Milwaukee, one block west of Sherman Boulevard on Douglas Avenue. From West Silver Spring Drive, turn north onto North Sherman Boulevard. At the second stoplight, turn left (west) on Douglas Avenue. After one short block, you will be at the Havenwoods entrance. Continue up the hill to the parking lot and nature center. Geographic coordinates are 43° 7' 20.5" N, 87° 58' 17.8" W.

Milwaukee County Transit buses [exit DNR] (routes 12 and 30) stop along Havenwoods' eastern boundary.


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Last revised: Wednesday May 06 2020