Brule River State Forest Campground Review

Review of Brule River State Forest Campground in Brule, Wisconsin

July 2012 – 1 Night


This was a really nice campground, especially for being a state forest campground. We stayed at the Bois Brule campground which is the southern campground and is nestled in the woods along the Brule River. The roads through the campground were actually asphalt and there was a nice canoe landing as well. As with most state forest campgrounds water was only accessible by hand pump and there were only vault toilets, however they were very clean with multiple stalls.

Campsite Spacing

Most of the campsites were spaced out quite well. There were only a few campsites that were right next to another. We had a great campsites with our won little area tucked into the woods.

Campsite Quality

Campsite quality appears to be quite nice. Each site has a fire pit with cooking grate, a picnic table and a bench next to the fire pit. The sites were back in sites and most had a gravel area to back in to. Most sites would also be accessible to a small motorhome or travel trailer. A few of the sites were walk in only.


There are plenty of trails through the Brule State Forest.


There are some rapids on the Brule River, but I believe you can kayak or canoe sections of the river. There is a canoe landing at the Bois Brule campground for canoe launching.


The Brule River is a known for some good trout fishing, but we did not have time to take part. I did see a few small trout swimming by the canoe landing. There is also a fish hatchery within the park.


There is no playground equipment at the park but the asphalt roads would make bicycle riding for kids quite nice.

Overall Comments

We would like to like to back to this park again and do some hiking and trout fishing. We were going to stay another night but a nasty thunderstorm was headed in so we packed up and headed on our way.

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