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


MVUM 2016

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The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest is pleased to announce the release of the official 2016 Motor Vehicle Use Map.  

Winter Recreation - Cross Country Skiing

Cross Country Skiing

Winter recreation trails on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest are open and ready for visitors.

The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest offers 20 cross-country ski trails. These trails include numerous loops of varying distances providing an opportunity for skiers of all experience levels. The trails are packed, groomed and have tracks set on a regular basis by either the Forest Service or through agreements with local ski clubs and other entities.

Each week throughout the winter recreation season the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest will be posting a weekly Cross-Country Ski Report with the latest conditions on the trails. This report can be found at

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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 ex...

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!