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Pewit's Nest Gorge

County Highway W, Baraboo, WI
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over packed and littered

This is no longer a hidden gem. It is now just overcrowded, dirty and loud. There are many areas in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Insufficient parking, no facilities, poorly-maintained mucky trails. Beach the size of a doormat... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Madison, Wisconsin
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County Highway W, Baraboo, WI
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 5 days ago

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.

Thank Acute_Hare_Imagery
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 weeks ago 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

4  Thank Tigerman777
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a little cool and raining today so we didn't venture into the water at all. Hiked up to the top of the Canyon and took some nice photos of the various waterfalls within. Almost made up for not being able to hike back...More

Thank Nicole P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pewit's Nest is one of my favorite hidden gems in this part of the state. It's unassuming from the road - and with the Dells close by, why bother hiking back to see a tiny gorge and stream? Trust me; it's worth it. From Hwy...More

Thank Alyska
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Slot canyon easily accessed after a 3 minute walk. Cool to see the erosion of sandstone bedrocks as a result of Glacial Lake Wisconsin draining through Baraboo and the Dells.

1  Thank Kai B
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We live about an hour from here but I had never heard of it until yesterday. We took our dogs and had a wonderful hike. The gorge and the waterfalls are absolutely beautiful. I can't wait to come back in the summer and swim in...More

1  Thank KEG17
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

On this trip up to The Dell's we went hiking at Pewit's Nest. We got there around 12:00 and parking was already limited, but fortunately we found a spot. The area was still bare but still was a nice place to home and look at...More

Thank TheHolmesFamily
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I tell people how much we enjoy going there!! There is a creek that runs through it. And the teenage kids enjoy climbing the rocks. There are also two little waterfalls to go down so if you walk down the creek through the gorge you...More

Thank Travelers2205
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Do you need a park sticker? Where do you park?
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.
Hello friends, Does anyone know if it makes a good place for engagement photos? Thank you!
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