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Coulee State Forest

Wisconsin State Park System

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


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A vehicle admission sticker is required.


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The Coulee Experimental State Forest is a unique property in Wisconsin. This 3,000-acre forest is used for long-term forest watershed research studies to develop land management practices. The property is managed for forest production and wildlife habitat, and offers recreation opportunities for hunting, cross-country skiing, hiking and horseback riding. Coulee accurately describes the area, as the forest has many deep gulches and ravines.