Welcome to the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
Explore the Northwoods
Explore the more than 1.5 million acres of waterways and woodlands.
Photo Credit: Roxann Ebert
Jobs in Maintenance, Engineering, and More!
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
Plan Ahead for Your Trip
Find out where prescribed burns will be taking place on the Chequamegon-Nicolet in 2023.
Morgan Creek bridge on Forest Road 199 will be closed June 5 to July 10, 2023. Access Morgan Falls / St. Peters Dome from the north
Release Date: May 26, 2023
USDA Forest Service issues prospectus for operations of Lost Lake recreation cabins in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in Wisconsin
Release Date: May 26, 2023
Forest roads 426 and 227 (Rocky Run Road) are temporarily closed due to complications caused by flooding in the Town of Delta area
Release Date: May 25, 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.
View Timber Sales on the Chequamegon-Nicolet
Are you ready to make a difference? A career with the Forest Service is a chance to work for nature and leave a lasting impact.
The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest has a long history of working with partners.
We match your talents and skills with your work preference to select a role that satisfies you, while best meeting our mission and providing a safe but rewarding project for your experience.
Alerts & Warnings
- Closure on Forest roads 136 and 137
- Closure on Popple River Bridge
- Closure on Morgan Creek Bridge
- Forest Road 426 & 227 are closed.
- Closure on Pipeline 4x4 Challenge Trail
- Aquatic Invasive Species decontamination required at Lake Owen and Two Lakes
- Closure Order (Lakewood-Laona, 2019 windstorm)