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Havenwoods State Forest is Wisconsin’s only urban state forest, Locationfeaturing 237 acres of grasslands, woods and wetlands in the city of Milwaukee. Hike, run, bike and watch wildlife on over six miles of trails. Explore one of the four ponds, stroll over the 120-foot bridge or find a bench to sit and relax outdoors.

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Contact information
For information, contact:
Havenwoods State Forest
6141 N. Hopkins St.
Milwaukee WI 53209

Wisconsin State Park System Havenwoods State Forest

An outdoor nature program in Havenwoods State Forest.

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Forest information


  • The forest is open year-round from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Nature Center hours through Oct. 2019: Open Monday to Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed on Sundays and holidays.


Havenwoods State Forest is on the north side of Milwaukee, one block west of Sherman Boulevard on Douglas Avenue. From West Silver Spring Drive, turn north onto North Sherman Boulevard. At the second stoplight, turn left (west) on Douglas Avenue. After one short block, you will be at the Havenwoods entrance. Continue up the hill to the parking lot and nature center. Geographic coordinates are 43° 7' 20.5" N, 87° 58' 17.8" W.

Milwaukee County Transit buses [exit DNR] (routes 12 and 30) stop along Havenwoods' eastern boundary.


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Last revised: Monday October 07 2019