Welcome to the Forest County Forestry and Recreation Department. Our department manages the County’s 15,520.84 acres of forest land, over 400 miles of snowmobile trails, 62 miles of ATV trails, the Veteran's Memorial County Park and Campground, and much more.
All Forest County State funded ATV Trails will be open for use on Friday, April 9, 2021 at noon.
Snowmobile trails are not open for ATV use by County Ordinance. Please stay on the approved trails and routes. Please use caution and appropriate speeds when using the ATV trails. Trails across National Forest will remain closed.
Veterans Memorial Park 2021 Project Update:
Boat Landing Closed
Unfortunately, with the renovation project at the Forest County Veterans Memorial Park, the Forestry and Recreation Committee has made the decision to close the boat landing at the south end of Lake Metonga for the 2021 spring/summer season. Flannery Contracting will be working in that area with equipment and closing it will ensure the safety of the public. As soon as it is safe to do so, we will re-open the boat landing.
We apologize for this inconvenience. Please use the City Beach boat landing at the North end of Lake Metonga.
Thank you for your patience and understanding in this matter! We look forward to the opening of the “improved” Veteran’s Memorial Park in 2022.
Veterans Memorial Park -Camping/Campground Update:
The Forestry and Recreation Department regrets to inform that the Forest County Veterans Memorial Park will be closed for the 2021 Season due to the renovation project.
The Forestry and Recreation Department and Committee understand that this will dramatically affect your summer camping season and we apologize for this inconvenience.
Below is a list of nearby camping facilities:
Campgrounds in the Northwoods
Please check out the National Campgrounds at https://www.recreation.gov camping and select the State.
Some of the popular campsites are: Bear Lake, Boot Lake, Franklin lake, Kentuck Lake, Laura lake to name a few.
Privately Owned Campground:
Crandon Off-Road Raceway 715-478-2222 http://crandonoffroad.com
Hiles Pine Lake Campground, Hiles WI 715-649-3319
Sokaogon-Chippewa, Crandon WI 715-478-7500
Trailside Hideaway, Laona WI 715-889-0380 http://www.trailsidehideaway.com/
Some of the highlights for the project are:
For any questions or concerns, please contact the Forestry and Recreation office at (715)-478-3475.
15 Year Comprehensive Use Plan
This plan for the next 15 year is currently being reviewed.
Forest County Outdoor Recreation plan (3 year plan)
This plan is currently being reviewed by North Central WI Regional Planning Commission and Forest County.
The Camp 8 Bridge located off of County G Road near Argonne, WI is open and ready for use.