Please Read: Pewit’s Nest is NOT a “secret swimming hole”.
Pewit’s Nest, up until recently, was a bit of a secret in our area. An increase in awareness along with the intermittent closings of more popular Parfrey’s Glen State Natural Area has caused a surge in visitors to Pewit’s nest with mixed results. We ask everyone who visits the area to respect the land, don’t camp, light fires, or leave garbage in natural area.
Pewit’s (sometimes known as “Peewee’s” nest) is natural gorge cut by a small stream called Skillet Creek. It is similar in many ways to the more well-known Parfrey’s Glen to the south-east of Devil’s Lake State Park. Pewit’s is between 30 and 40 feet deep and the trails are not maintained. The walking trails take you over the deep gorge instead of through it. If you visit use extreme caution. There are no railings!
Pewit’s is located about 2 miles south-west of Baraboo on Country W. (This is the road you must turn onto from Highway 12 to enter Wal-mart.) The Natural Area is open to the public from 6am to 8 pm.
Parking is now available on site for around 7 or 8 cars at a time. This makes visiting Pewit’s Nest much easier.
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Photographs of Pewit’s Nest
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