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Pewit's Nest Gorge

County Highway W, Baraboo, WI
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Pretty place but....

Granted we have been deluged with rain here in WI so boggy trails are explainable; however, these... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2017
Lacey C
Granbury, Texas
via mobile
Better than the Dells.

We wanted to do something different than the usual tourist attractions. I saw it on Trip Advisor... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2017
Steph S
Circle Pines, Minnesota
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“short hike” (13 reviews)
“cliff jumping” (5 reviews)
County Highway W, Baraboo, WI
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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Granted we have been deluged with rain here in WI so boggy trails are explainable; however, these are not compacted with any gravel. We are talking hard core mud all.the.way. The small falls were pretty but the place was packed with teens. There was no...More

Thank Lacey C
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

We wanted to do something different than the usual tourist attractions. I saw it on Trip Advisor before we left and thought it might be a nice place to stop. It was relaxing to walk through the water on the rocks and sit on the...More

Thank Steph S
Reviewed 8 July 2017

We checked this small park out while visiting friends. The area is beautiful to see. I would suggest bringing a walking stick if you plan to walk much of the area, because it definitely comes in handy in steep areas. The parking lot is also...More

Thank longhornjz
Reviewed 29 June 2017

PEOPLE! It is now against the law to jump from the cliffs, climb on the rocks, bring in food/beverage, enter the newly-posted "closed area" or be on the Pewit's Nest property between 8:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.. Violators are subject to a hefty $175.30 fine....More

2  Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 16 June 2017

While staying at a Hotel in Baraboo, we asked about places to see close by. The hotel clerk suggested PEWITS NEST. PEWITS NEST is located a couple of miles west of Baraboo on County Rd. "W". A small parking lot is located on the south...More

1  Thank Mindy and Roger A
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Small park are that has been left all natural. Wasn't crowded while I was there but heard it could be when summer gets here!

Thank Stanley A
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Small views of the gorge from unkempt trails. Ground was muddy. Gorge was not as viable as others made it appear.

Thank Alex P
Reviewed 25 May 2017

This is no longer a hidden gem. It is now just overcrowded, dirty and loud. There are many areas in WI that are maintained for the amount of traffic that summer brings. This just isn't that place. You likely would have to park on the...More

Thank asell78
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Insufficient parking, no facilities, poorly-maintained mucky trails. Beach the size of a doormat. Sure, it's pretty once you get in there, but there are SO MANY beautiful spots in Sauk County, I don't see what all the buzz is about this place.

1  Thank Acute_Hare_Imagery
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Geography, history and adventure; an all-in-one experience at Pewit's nest brings its visitors back in time to an era dated millions of years ago. It's sandstone layers are littered with sprouted greenery and the bedrock that weaves through the canyon ripples down small rapids.

Thank sesameck
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Elizabeth C
22 September 2017|
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Response from Nicole P | Reviewed this property |
If you stay on the flat portion of the trail. You could visit the location whenever. But as others said if there is any moisture, snow, ice I wouldn't climb the hill.
Don S
21 June 2017|
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Response from Tigerman777 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Don, I wouldn't try it personally, I don't think it's deep enough. It's important to remember the Pewit's nest is like a short, narrow canyon. In several areas near the edge of the walls it's angled downward slightly... More
16 July 2016|
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Response from phillisg2016 | Reviewed this property |
No, a sticker is not needed and there is no fee. Parking is difficult, little space and regulated on the road, which is County W.