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Pewit's Nest Gorge

County Highway W, Baraboo, WI
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Better than the Dells.

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

Reviewed 5 days ago
Steph S
Circle Pines, Minnesota
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Nice Natural Area

We checked this small park out while visiting friends. The area is beautiful to see. I would... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Missouri City, Texas
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“short hike” (11 reviews)
County Highway W, Baraboo, WI
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Whoever doesn't like visiting Pewit's Nest Gorge has either gone at the wrong time when there's too many people around or was blind😁. This is a beautiful place to come and hike to. Usually the best time to come is later on a Sunday afternoon...More

10  Thank Tigerman777
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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.
25 August 2015|
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Response from Judy H | Reviewed this property |
Personally, I don't think so. You have to go into the water and with so many people in a little area, it would be hard to get shots without someone else getting in ty he photo. I would have a backup plan if you decide to go... More