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 southeast of Devil’s Lake State Park. Pewits is between 30 and 40 feet deep. The walking trails to the mouth of the gorge, areas beyond including the cliffs are closed.
Pewits is located about 2 miles southwest of Baraboo on Country W. (This is the road you must turn onto from Highway 12 to enter Wal-mart.) Climbing on rock walls, cliff jumping or entering the closed area for any reason is prohibited, and violators will be subject to a $175 citation. Visitors are also prohibited from bringing in food or beverage or being on the property between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. Fines for violations of those rules range from $175 to $200.
Parking is very limited. Cars MAY NOT park along the road, those parking there may be fined or towed.
UPDATE JUNE 27, 2017 – A portion of Pewits Nest closed. New Policies Enacted.
Photographs of Pewit’s Nest
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