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Picnic Areas and Shelters

Brule River State Forest

Reserve a shelter online.

The forest includes three picnic areas with tables and grills. The Mouth of the Brule Picnic Area is on a bluff overlooking Lake Superior. This spot is known for its fishing and swimming opportunities, long sandy beach and adjacent boat launch. Bathrooms are provided, and drinking water is available via hand pump.

The Bois Brule Picnic Area is adjacent to the Bois Brule Campground, near the Village of Brule. It is one of 10 designated canoe landings on the Bois Brule River. Drinking water and rest rooms are available in the campground. Visitors must have a vehicle admission sticker on their vehicle when using this picnic area.

The St. Croix Picnic Area is located on St. Croix Lake, near the village of Solon Springs. The area includes drinking water, restrooms, a boat launch and parking for the North Country Scenic Trail and Historic Brule to St. Croix Portage Hiking Trail.

Reservable shelter

The beautifully finished Chalet is available for day use reservations in the summer season. Located at the Trailhead of the Afterhours Cross Country Ski trail system, on After Hours Road. The 24-by-36-foot Chalet is heated in the winter with a wood pellet fueled fireplace. Beautifully finished, tongue and groove pine interior with décor donated by the Brule Valley Ski Club. The tables and benches inside were constructed by the Northwestern High School wood shop class. The Chalet also has a 12-foot covered porch with two picnic tables for outdoor seating.