The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest is located in northern Wisconsin.
Where is this Forest?


Camping on the CNNF

Welcome to the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest!

The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest covers more than 1.5 million acres of Wisconsin's Northwoods. 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. Where is the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest?

Recent News


Hunting 2015


Hunting is a tradition and part of our heritage.  To ensure every hunter enjoys a safe hunting experience, certain acceptable practices must be followed.  This is in addition to following Wisconsin's hunting regulations.

Prescribed Fire Management

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After many years of fire exclusion, the U.S. Forest Service and other agencies are working to restore ecosystems with fire. Many native plants in northern Wisconsin have unique adaptations that allow them to withstand fire and even thrive after it. This in-turn allows the wildlife who depend on these plants for food and shelter to also thrive.


CNNF's CCC heritage!

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The CCC and CNNF played big roles in the reforestation of northern Wisconsin. We picked a few sites you may want to explore.

Learn more about invasive plants on CNNF website

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The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest has a new approach to inform the public about non-native invasive species treatments.


Volunteering on the Forest


Volunteer opportunities waiting for you on the Forest!  We match your talents and skills with your work preference. Find out more!

Motor Vehicle Use Map 2014

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The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest has released the 2014 version of the Motor Vehicle Use Map.