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TTY: 711 (National Relay System)

Office Closures:

  • Offices are closed on all Federal Holidays, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.




Forest Headquarters Office

Forest Headquarters Office

500 Hanson Lake Road
Rhinelander, WI 54501 

Phone: 715-362-1300
Fax: 715-369-8859


  • May through October: 8:30 a.m to 3:30 pm.
  • November through April: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
  • Closed for lunch from 12 to 1 p.m.
  • Closed on Federal Holidays

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David R. Obey Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center

Offices: NGLVC

29270 County Highway G
Ashland, WI 54806

Phone: 715-685-9983


  • Monday-Sunday – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, and Easter.

The David R. Obey Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center features a visitor information desk, exhibit halls, art gallery, observation tower with 360-degree views of Chequamegon Bay, theater, gift shop, and trails. Currently, the Visitor Center is not available for reservations and events except by formal partner agencies.

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Eagle River-Florence Ranger District

Offices: Eagle River-Florence Ranger District

1247 E. Wall St.
Eagle River, WI 54521

Phone: 715-479-2827
Fax: 715-479-6407


  • Monday-Friday – 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - walk-up window service,
  • Closed for lunch from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. daily

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Florence Wild Rivers Interpretive Center

Offices: Florence River Interpretive Center

Florence Ranger District
5638 Forestry Dr.
Florence, WI 54121

Phone: 715-528-4464
Fax: 715-528-4497

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Great Divide Ranger District

Hayward Office

Offices: Hayward

10650 Nyman Ave.
Hayward, WI 54843

Phone: 715-634-4821
Fax: 715-634-3769


  • Monday-Friday – 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
  • Closed from 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. for lunch, effective January 3, 2022.

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Lakewood-Laona Ranger District

Lakewood Office

Offices: Lakewood

15085 State Road 32
Lakewood, WI 54138

Phone: 715-276-6333
Fax: 715-276-3594

Hours until 2/12/2023: Monday-Friday – 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Temporary Hours beginning 2/13/2023: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Laona Office

Offices: Laona

4978 State Highway 8 West
Laona, WI 54541

Phone: 715-674-4481
Fax: 715-674-2545

Hours until 2/12/2023:

  • Monday - Thursday – 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
  • Friday – 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Temporary Hours beginning 2/13:

  • Wednesdays, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Medford-Park Falls Ranger District

Medford Office

Offices: Medford

850 North 8th, State Highway 13
Medford, WI 54451

Phone: 715-748-4875
Fax: 715-748-5675

Hours: Tuesday and Thursday – 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Park Falls Office

Offices: Park Falls

1170 4th Avenue So.
Park Falls, WI 54552

Phone: 715-762-2461
Fax: 715-762-5179

Hours: Monday - Friday – 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Washburn Ranger District

Offices: Washburn

113 East Bayfield St.
Washburn, WI 54891

Phone: 715-373-2667
Fax: 715-373-2878

Hours:  Offering curbside service Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., call the office phone number and press "0" for service.

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