Offices are continuing to provide service but require a call ahead and that all visitors self-assess. Click here for more details.

The Forest Service is taking the risks presented by COVID-19 seriously and is following USDA and CDC public health guidance as we continue to offer services to the public.

Welcome to the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest!

Quick Links

Maps and publications button Button for passes and permits with an illustration of a badge. Button for recreation with an illustration of two trees. See the current timber sales on the forest.

About the Chequamegon-Nicolet

The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest covers more than 1.5 million acres of Wisconsin's northwoods, managing lands for multiple uses including forestry, wildlife habitat, outdoor recreation, fisheries management, special forest products gathering, wilderness and natural areas management.

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.

Learn more about road closures across the forest.

Recent News



Image of Motor Vehicle Use Map Thumbnail

The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest is pleased to announce the release of the official Motor Vehicle Use Map.

Active Timber Sales

Timber sales that the forest is currently accepting bids for.


AmeriCorps Team Serves on the Great Divide Ranger District

AmeriCorps members and Forest Service staff at the Forest Lodge boathouse.

A team from AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps spent weeks of fall 2020 on the Great Divide Ranger District working on campground improvements, trail maintenance, and sign repair.

Explore the Clean Air and Water of the Northwoods

Learn about air quality throughout the region.

National Forest air and water programs work with federal, state, local, tribal and nongovernmental agencies to improve the overall health of the regional ecosystem.


Nesting Boxes Support Eastern Bluebird Populations

Inside a bluebird box.

The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest continues to install, maintain and monitor bluebird nesting boxes to help eastern bluebird populations recover after years of declining numbers.