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Firewood Notice: Firewood is not allowed on Wisconsin State Park, Trail or Forest properties from more than 10 miles away from the destination campground, unless it is certified by WI DATCP. The certified wood has been processed to kill harmful pests and diseases they may have hidden inside.
In addition, firewood that has been in a Wisconsin EAB quarantined area is not allowed on properties outside of the quarantined area. Please buy firewood nearby or at the property you are going to. Call the DNR toll-free Firewood Hotline 1-877-303-WOOD (9663) for information before packing for a trip.

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Status: Open year round.
Max reservation window: Sun Jun 05 2016


Two forks of the Black River flow through this State Forest. High sandstone abutments overlook nearly 68,000 acres of pine and oak forest.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Boat Launch
  • Disabled Access (Castle Mound Only)
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station (Castle Mound ONLY)
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood
  • Flush Restrooms (Castle Mound Only)
  • Hiking Trails
  • Parking
  • Picnic Areas
  • Picnic Tables
  • Ranger Station
  • Shelter (Castle Mound Only)
  • Showers (Castle Mound Only)
  • Toilet, Pit/Vault
  • Trails, Mountain Bike
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Swimming
Alerts and Important Information
Reservations are now being taken for Castle Mound from May 1st through early October. The campground is open first come first serve untill snow and then a few campsites will be plowed.

There are five different campgrounds that are reservable; Castle Mound, East Fork, Pigeon Creek, Outdoor Group Camp and the Indoor Group Camp.

East Fork does not have a dump station, flush toilets, handicap access, shelter or showers.

Shower/flush toilet buildings open approximately May 15, 2015
Shower/flush toilet buildings close approximately Oct 1,2015
Dump station open approximately May 15, 2015
Dump Station Closes approximately Oct 1, 2015
These facilities are weather dependent and dates can change. Check with the property if you have questions.

A permitfor backpack camping is required.
Vehicle admission stickers are required.
Click here for cost of the sticker.

About the Admission fees, please Click Here for reference.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
44.28361, -90.82889
44°17'1"N, 90°49'44"W

Castle Mound: From I-94, take Black River Falls Exit 116, travel west on Hwy 54 into Black River Falls. Drive to the third set of traffic lights. Turn left (south) onto Hwy 12/27. Then turn left (east) onto Hwy 12. The campground is located approximately one mile east on Hwy 12.

East Fork/Group Camp: From I 94, take exit 116 onto Highway 54 and proceed east 7.4 miles and turn left (north) onto Cemetery Road. At four miles when Cemetery Road ends take a right onto Old Highway 54. Travel 0.5 miles and take a left onto Campground Road. After 1.5 miles the Group Camp will be on the left, 1/2 a mile past this is East Fork Campground.

Pigeon Creek: From I-94, take Millston Exit 128. Travel East on County Rd O for approximately 1/4 mile, then turn left onto N Settlement Rd. Campground is located two miles N on N Settlement Rd.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

W10325 Hwy 12
Black River Falls  WI  54615

Phone Number:

Project Office: (715)284-4103