Welcome to the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

Explore the Northwoods

Explore the more than 1.5 million acres of waterways and woodlands.

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Discover the Chequamegon-Nicolet


  • Jobs in Maintenance, Engineering, and More!

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    Currently seeking applicants who are eligible to apply through the Direct Hire Authority (DHA) to fill positions in heavy equipment operation, facilities maintenance, engineering, and more in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. REGISTER for the virtual Q&A on 6/1, 12-1 p.m.

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.


Plan Your Adventure on the Chequamegon-Nicolet

  • Prescribed Burns

    Prescribed Burning

    Find out where prescribed burns will be taking place on the Chequamegon-Nicolet in 2023.


David R. Obey Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center

Entertain yourself at the David R. Obey Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center for an hour or an afternoon! Our one-of-a-kind four-season facility welcomes explorers of all ages.

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