Description: Baxter’s Hollow is managed by the Nature Conservancy and is a Dedicated State Natural Area with one lone dirt trail. This is not a public park as such, but a preserve. The trail is often muddy and not well maintained as it is not meant for extreme public traffic and more often than not, it is used by student groups studying the Wisconsin Environment.
Baxter’s Hollow is notable for the large area of deep forest and the mountain-like Otter creek within. At Baxter’s Hollow there are still moments when you can stand and listen to nothing but the breeze rolling through the Hollow, and the occasional songs of the native birds. On many days, especially off season, Baxter’s Hollow is your best chance to step back into time and explore the natural wonder of our beautiful state.
Editor’s Note 5/3/09: Since last year’s flooding the road into Baxter’s Hollow has been closed. However we’ve found you can drive through until the road is properly blocked. From there you will see the road is washed out. People are parking there and walking in. We are not advising it, just passing along the info…
Directions - Take Highway 12 south out of Baraboo continue about 5 miles up over the Baraboo Bluffs and just before the Badger Munitions plant. Take a right on Kings Corner Rd. Follow it about 2 miles and take a right on Stones Pocket Road. Follow it to the end and you will be at Baxter’s Hollow.
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