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

 

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.

David R. Obey Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center

The David R. Obey Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center is closed to public 6/3-30, 2024 for a parking lot re-paving project

When the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center is open, hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday each week. Passes are available for purchase from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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