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Governor Knowles State Forest 'Trade River Water Crossing' © Mary Elliott
Jewel and I coming down the bank from the Campground to the day use area. Oct 2011
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Governor Knowles State Forest
GOVERNOR KNOWLES STATE FOREST
GOVERNOR KNOWLES STATE FOREST
325 State Road 70 P.O. Box 367
Grantsburg, Wisconsin   54840

Phone: 715-463-2898
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Governor Knowles State Forest
'Trade River Water Crossing'

Jewel and I coming down the bank from the Campground to the day use area. Oct 2011

Governor Knowles State Forest
'Trade River Brown Trail'

Jewel and I coming through the pine trees on the brown trail. Oct. 2011

Established in 1970 as the St. Croix River State Forest, the forest was re-designated the Governor Knowles State Forest in 1981 to recognize former Governor Warren P. Knowles for his administration's progress in conservation.

The forest acts as a resource protection zone for the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway. The forest is 55 miles long and up to two miles wide, and encompasses 32,500 acres of which 19,343 acres are currently state owned. Adjacent to the forest boundary are over 100,000 acres of county forests and two large wildlife areas; Fish Lake Wildlife Area and Crex Meadow Wildlife Area.

Canoeing the St. Croix River winds the canoeist through a wild and scenic countryside. This is an excellent way to view geologic formations left by two ice ages.

Wildlife is the focus of attention for both the hunter and sightseer. Hunters will find whitetail deer, ruffed grouse, black bear, snowshoe hare, squirrel and woodcock on the forest. For visitors more interested in watching wildlife, the varied habitat on the forest afford opportunities to see a wide variety of birds and animals such as sharp-tailed grouse, common yellow throat, bald eagles, pocket gopher, mink and muskrat.


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Governor Knowles State Forest

325 State Road 70 P.O. Box 367

Grantsburg, WI 54840-0367

715-463-2898

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