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Governor Knowles State Forest - Trade River Equestrian Campground

Near: GrantsburgWI (Weather)
Number of
5 Total
40 Difficulty: More Difficult Trail
Trail Description Firm sand with a few areas of deep sand. Bridge options over river and creeks. A lot of variety from oak savannah, pine forests, river ridges, and mixed hardwood forests. No shoes needed. Longest trail is 22 miles, limited water access on the majority of this route. Most trails interconnect so can vary routes. Local bar and grill (Wolf Creek) is very horse friendly with plentiful tie spaces. In most areas can ride two abreast, but there are several miles of narrow trails, primarily on the river ridge. Rate Trails: Moderate Difficulty (due to some narrow trails, steeper climbs with deep sand, wooden bridges with no sides). Most of the trials are easy.
Best Time to Visit Spring and Fall
Times to Avoid Forest employee told us bugs can be a problem in the summer
Campground Water, bathrooms, and manure pits in multiple locations. Sites are graveled and level, with plentiful tie-lines, fire rings, and picnic tables. One - three sites grouped together, roomy and relatively private. Bathrooms are very clean. Firewood must be local (20 mile max) but is available for purchase. Campground is designated for horse camping in spring and fall; mid-summer and during the winter, it is also open to other campers.
Human Facilities: Horse Facilities: Operated by: Contact: Additional Information
Governor Knowles State Forest
Governor Knowles State Forest
P.O. Box 367
Grantsburg, WI 54840
Equestrian Friends of Gov Knowles State Forest
This information was provided by merrymule on 6/12/2011 5:45:46 AM

Notes on Difficulty Rating:  
(Gently sloping or level terrain; trails are groomed or wide open; shallow or no creek crossings. ) 
 More Difficult (Moderate hills over consistent surface; possibly some narrow trails and short steeper slopes) 
 Rigorous (Easy to More Difficult for rider but physically challenging for horse such as on a level surface through deep sand) 
 Challenging (Possible rocky, uneven surface, steep slopes, uncleared trails, faster flowing streams and other obstacles that lead to more difficult riding for rider and horse)

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