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Camping

Black River State Forest

At the Black River State Forest, there are many different camping opportunities:

  • Family campgrounds are available at Castle Mound, East Fork and Pigeon Creek. 
  • Group camping is available within the forest.
  • Primitive camping is also available. 

Reservations

Reserve a campsite at Black River State Forest.

Castle Mound campground

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This modern family campground is open year-round and has a total of 35 sites (21 non-electric and 14 electric). There is one electric ADA designated site.

The campground includes an accessible shower building, accessible flush and vault toilet buildings, firewood sales, indoor picnic shelter, garbage and recycling station and sanitary dump station.

Castle Mound is reservable from May 1 through October. Outside of these dates, all sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. A limited number of sites are plowed open in the winter.

East Fork campground

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This rustic family campground is open from mid-April through the Monday after the second weekend of October. There are a total of 24 sites; all are non-electric and there are no ADA designated sites.

Campground includes two vault toilet buildings, hand pump water, firewood sales, garbage and recycling station and canoe access to the East Fork of the Black River.

Camping is by reservation only from May 1 through mid-October. This campground is closed from mid-October through mid-April.

Pigeon Creek campground

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This rustic family campground is open year-round with a total of 38 sites; all are non-electric and there is one non-electric ADA designated site.

The campground includes three vault toilet buildings, hand pump water, firewood sales, garbage and recycling center, canoe launch, swimming beach and access to interpretive and off-road bike trails.

Thirty-seven sites are reservable from May 1 through October. Outside of these dates, sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis where self-registration is required. There are a limited number of sites plowed during winter.