If you are planning to spend time during these last summer weekends on Wisconsin’s northern-most state forest, be aware that the boat landing at the mouth of the Brule River is closed. High water levels and wave action of Lake Superior have eroded the road leading to the boat landing. This popular take-out point is still open for carry-in landings, but vehicles are not allowed to drive to the landing. The distance to carry a watercraft is about 100 yards.
Canoeing on the Brule River State Forest. (Rena Johnson photo / Courtesy National Association of State Foresters)
Paddling the Bois Brule River has long been a popular activity on the Brule Rule State Forest and is not impacted by this closure.
Find more information about recreational opportunities on this and other northern state forests here.
You are invited to attend open house meetings to review and comment on proposed changes to master plans for several northern forests and on a 15 year review of the Brule River State Forest master plan. The meetings are scheduled for November 2 in Woodruff and Black River Falls and November 3 in Brule and Winter. You may also review the documents, fill out surveys and submit comments online through the master planning pages for the properties. Comment deadline is November 21, 2016. Read more in this DNR news release.