Welcome to the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

Explore the Northwoods

Explore the more than 1.5 million acres of waterways and woodlands.

Discover the Chequamegon-Nicolet

  • Forest Fest

    Photo of smokey bear and a group of children around tables. A sign reads: Papermaking with Georgia-Pacific

    July 27, 2024, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Celebrate the forest and forestry with us during the 10th annual Forest Fest at the Trees for Tomorrow campus in Eagle River, Wisconsin.

  • Community Reinforces Fire Safety Messages with Smokey Bear 80th Birthday Desserts

    Photo of a slice being cut from a cake decorated to look like a tree stump. The cake has a 3d decal of smokey bear on the side. Frosting on the top reads only you can prevent wildfires

About the Chequamegon-Nicolet

The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest covers more than 1.5 million acres of Wisconsin's Northwoods. The USDA Forest Service manages the land for multiple uses including forestry, wildlife habitat, recreation, harvesting of forest products, fisheries, and wilderness and natural areas.

The Chequamegon side of the forest covers about 858,400 acres in Ashland, Bayfield, Sawyer, Price, Taylor, and Vilas counties, while the Nicolet side of the forest covers nearly 661,400 acres in Florence, Forest, Langlade, Oconto, Oneida, and Vilas counties.