Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

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Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest


(715) 762-2461

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The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest is located in Wisconsin's Northwoods, covering over a million and a half acres. The Chequamegon side of the forest covers about 858,400 acres in Ashland, Bayfield, Sawyer, Price, Taylor, and Vilas counties while the Nicolet side covers nearly 661,400 acres in Florence, Forest, Langlade, Oconto, Oneida, and Vilas counties. Explore Chequamegon's 845,000 acres any season of the year and discover its many lakes, rivers, and streams; pine, spruce, maple, aspen, and balsam forests; and extensive jack pine plantations.

Map of Chequamegon-Nicolet Nat'l Forest

Latitude, Longitude: 46.298560, -89.923096



  • Boating

    The forest features both motorized and non-motorized boating areas. Contact the ranger district you plan to visit for more information.

  • Camping

    The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest has 51 campgrounds to choose from. Some offer modern conveniences and some are more primitive offering a tranquil get-away.

  • Fishing

    Fishing for trout or other game fish is available in any of the 600 fishable lakes or 1200 miles of fishable stream.

  • Hiking

    The forest contains 800 miles of trails to explore.

  • Historic Sites

    Contact the park for more information.

  • Picnicking

    Numerous picnicking areas are available throughout the different ranger districts.

  • Winter Sports

    The forest has opportunities for snowmobiling and cross country skiing.



Spread over a wide portion of northern Wisconsin, access is varied

Phone Numbers


(715) 762-2461