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Black River State Forest

Wisconsin State Park System

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Beginning April 30, 2021, playgrounds and observation towers will reopen. Office buildings, visitor centers, enclosed shelters and nature centers remain closed until further notice. For more information on special park operations, please see:

Hours


Open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. year-round.

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Admission


A vehicle admission sticker is required.

Volunteer


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Two forks of the Black River flow through this 68,000-acre forest comprised of pine and oak woods under high sandstone abutments. This central Wisconsin property offers many recreational opportunities, including camping, canoeing, hunting, hiking, skiing and ATV riding. Visitors may even see elk roaming the forest. Elk we released in 2015 and 2016 after being absent from the area for over 125 years.