Governor Knowles State Forest
St. Croix Family Campground
Located 0.25 miles east of the beautiful St. Croix River, on State Highway 70, this facility offers 30 rustic campsites, some with electrical hook-up. Enhance your stay by taking a stroll on the St. Croix Recreational Trail System, overlooking the Wood and St. Croix Rivers.
Trade River Campground
Located near the Trade River, 6 miles west of Highway 87 at 2988 Evergreen Avenue, this facility offers 40 campsites, some with electrical hook-up, each with horse tie posts. From here, visitors can access 40 miles of equestrian trails. Parking is available for riders that come for the day.
Sioux Portage Group Campground
Located in the north end of the forest, this facility can accommodate up to 60 campers. Users can access the facility by vehicle or by canoe from the St. Croix River. Spend the day hiking or biking the surrounding trail system.
Governor Knowles State Forest offers nine primitive campsites along the hiking trails. A free special camp registration permit can be obtained by contacting the forest headquarters at least 7 days prior to occupying the site.
Natural wood from the forest may be gathered for use in your campfire as long as it is both dead and on the ground. Bundles of firewood are for sale in the family campgrounds or from vendors within the forest.