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Located in Jackson County off I-94, the Black River State Forest encompasses 67,000 acres. 800 of the acres remain natural and the balance managed for timber harvesting and recreation opportunities. Years ago the forest was covered by an ancient sea, now the landscape is a compilation of flat woodlands, Cambrian sandstone gorges, marshlands, and rock outcroppings.

Black River State Forest has three family campgrounds, a horse campground and plenty of opportunities to backpack.

Campgrounds amenities vary from modern or rustic facilities. The campgrounds offer swimming beaches, boat landings, mountain bike access, winter camping opportunities, and more.

Horse camping is available on a first-come, first-served basis with sites featuring hitching post, hand pump water, and rustic toilets.

The park also offers backpacking, group camping and lodging indoors.

Picnicking is enjoyed throughout the Forest with developed sites located near Castle Mound, Pigeon Creek and East Fork campgrounds. There are over 20 miles of trails that are open to a variety of users including hikers, equestrians, mountain bikers, and cross-country skiers. Running through the forest are the darkened Black River, East Fork River and Morrison Creek. Fishing from shore or canoe rewards anglers with stringers of walleye and smallmouth bass.

There are also two canoe campsites downriver from Black River Falls, located below Hawk Island.

Location: 910 Hwy 54 E, Black River Falls Wisconsin 54615 Telephone 715-284-4103

Other Wisconsin State Parks nearby:
(Black River Falls) Black River State Park
(Necedah) Buckhorn State Park
(Fountain City) Merrick State Park
(Camp Douglas) Mill Bluff State Park
(Trempealeau) Perrot State Park
(Friendship) Roche-A-Cri State Park

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