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Brule River State Forest

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One of the more developed of state natural areas is the Brule River Boreal State Forest Natural Area. Running through the center is the 44-mile long Bois Brule River. The river is a popular destination for canoeing and kayaking, offering an easy paddle in calm waters, or in some sections, the thrill of whitewater with class II and III rapids. (Rentals with shuttle service can be found at outfitters in Brule). Or join the legacy of five U.S. presidents — Ulysses Grant, Grover Cleveland, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, and Dwight Eisenhower, who have spent summers here fishing for brown trout, steelhead and chinook salmon. Hike the 1.7-mile loop Stoney Hill Nature Trail for breathtaking views or if you’re up for a longer hike, a 16-mile section of the North Country Trail passes through here. The North Country Trail stretches from Crown Point in eastern New York to Lake Sakakawea State Park in central North Dakota, and once complete, will be the longest continuous hiking trail in the U.S. There are two camping options, Bois Brule Campground and Copper Range Campground, both of which do not have electric sites.

6250 South Ranger Road
Brule, WI
(715) 372-5678


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