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Pewits Nest State Natural Area



04/01 - 10/31

The dominant feature of Pewits Nest is a 30-40 foot deep gorge formed during the retreat of the last glacier. From the intersection of US Highway 12 and County W in southwest Baraboo, go west and south on W for 1.5 miles to a small parking area south of the road.



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  • ethan church posted 1 month ago
    "Experience the beauty of central Wisconsin! Pewits nest is located just outside of Baraboo, Wisconsin. Parking located at the entrance to the park. An easy hiking trail follows along top of the sandstone cliffs overlooking a series of waterfalls. Skillet creek cuts the sandstone walls, providing fun for the family to include swimming, cliff diving and class 3-4 whitewater after a heavy rain. Would highly recommend for anybody looking for a thrill or to just simply soak in the natural beauty. Visit "kayaking pewits nest" on YouTube for a walk through of the park followed by kayaking the falls."
  • Austin Verwiel posted 2 months ago
    "Beautiful area, loads of waterfalls and wildlife, a very calm walk through the woods. Though it seems an increasing amount of people arrive and it does play a role in how the area looks so I wouldn't be surprised if local officials created stricter rules for permitance since currently you just drive and park off the road and walk in like any other nature area. But i digress. A beautiful place to rest your soul for a moment or a lifetime."
  • Christian Fischer posted 3 days ago
    "I don't know why the entire upriver pathway was off limits, hoping it's only seasonal"
  • Kelsey R posted 4 months ago
    "Unique spot to explore! Short walk to the bottom of the little falls. If you go up the hill and walk to the cliff you can see the falls. Worth the visit!"
  • Sam H posted 5 months ago
    "Beautiful area! Just be mindful of ticks, there are some here. The view is worth seeing, and isn't terribly far from the parking lot."