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

  • Celebrate the Re-Opening of Green Lake Park

    A group photo at Green Lake Park. A sign reads: This property has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior

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

    Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center Exterior

    The center is open 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.

    June 1: Kids Fishing Day