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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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  • Ray Akridge posted 19 days ago
    "Read about this online. It definitely didn't disappoint. It's a shame that some folks have gotten a little stupid with the jumping. The main gorge by the waterfall looks pretty safe for jumping from the lower ledge. But people just have to get higher and higher for the rush. Not sure if it's still legal to jump from the lower ledge. That seems relatively simple. It's the crazies jumping from 40ft up that are scary."
  • Kristirose Pickard posted 1 month ago
    "Beautiful scenery but very dangerous if you're not paying attention to what you're doing. Not an ideal place for small children especially if they like to run. So many drop offs and very steep drop offs at that. But for a quiet get away by yourself or with someone, it's absolutely breath taking!"
  • Thomas Meyer posted 25 days ago
    "WARNING!! Cliff jumping, bringing in food/beverage, climbing on the rocks, or being in the newly-posted closed area will bring you a hefty fine of $175.00. Pewit's Nest is now CLOSED for cliff jumping. Still open for enjoying the scenic beauty."
  • Will Pulera posted 18 days ago
    "Walk through trails and down a river through canyons that open up to small waterfalls and places to cliff dive. It's a beautiful place."
  • Naqeeb Ullah posted 17 days ago
    "Small park with a lot of beautiful sights! Very close to devils lake"