Governor Knowles State Forest

By Jonathon Ringdahl*

frThe Governor Knowles State Forest is located in the northeastern part of the state along the St. Croix Riverway and covers portions of Polk and Rusk counties .
For visitors more interested in watching wildlife, the varied habitat on the forest afford opportunities to see a wide variety of animals, including sharp-tailed grouse, common yellow throat, bald eagles, pocket gopher, mink and muskrat. This state forest also provides a variety of trail-based activities such as hiking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling, both a family and equestrian campground, and other nature based activities such as nature study and wildlife viewing.
I hope that my next trip to Governor Knowles allows me to see it from the water. I’m sure it looks just as beautiful from there!
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***** Jonathon Ringdahl visited all of Wisconsin’s 64 State Parks, State Forests, and recreational areas in 2012. This is another in a series of articles he is writing for the Friends of Wisconsin State Parks. Opinions expressed in this blog are the author’s.