Dunn County Haunts and Folklore: The Devil’s Punchbowl

Originally known as Black’s Ravine, the Devil’s Punch bowl is a local favorite for beauty and excitement. Various gnome sightings have been reported along with strange orbs of light. Also, rumor has it, that water collected from the area will maintain clarity and a cool temperature for days…

Scientific Research Area

Scientific Research Area

 

Right when you walk past the stone fence, look to your right. You will see a flight of stairs by a chain link fence. A lot of people miss this part.

Right when you walk past the stone fence, look to your right. You will see a flight of stairs by a chain link fence. A lot of people miss this part.

Watch your step!

Watch your step!

So, this is not the Devil’s Punchbowl, but it is a tunnel above it.

There are lots of stories circulating about strange chills and noises coming from this tunnel...

There are lots of stories circulating about strange chills and noises coming from this tunnel…

The top of the punchbowl

The top of the punch bowl

Here's another way you can venture if you're a seasoned DPB hiker. At the parking lot, take a left into the forest.

Here’s another way you can venture if you’re a seasoned DPB hiker. At the parking lot, take a left into the forest.

Head straight back (parallel to the road). You will have to duck under a fence. When the ground takes a steep dip downward, you can see the ruins of a really old car. Perhaps the victim of this forgotten crash still lingers at the scene...

Head straight back (parallel to the road). You will have to duck under a fence. When the ground takes a steep dip downward, you can see the ruins of a really old car. Perhaps the victim of this forgotten crash still lingers at the scene…this is a pretty bad picture, so you will have to check it out yourself!

If you want to learn more about gnome hunting, watch this video produced for last years 48 hour film festival put on by UW Stout Students.

If you want to learn more about gnome hunting, watch this video from last years’ 48 hour film festival put on by UW Stout students.

For more information on the Devil’s Punchbowl, see my previous post: Devil’s Punchbowl in the Winter

For directions, type in Devil’s Punch Bowl County Park into Google Maps. 

Happy hunting :) Coming up later this week: Haunted Mabel Tainter.

 

 

 

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