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.
Forest County has about 405 miles of state funded trails maintained by five snowmobile clubs including the 100 Mile Snow Safari, Lumberjack Memorial Trails, Black Bear Sportsmen’s Club Trails, Three Lakes Trails and the Tombstone-Pickerel Trails.
Snowmobile clubs have been panning the trails and have all trails groomed, cleared and signed.
New snowmobile maps are also available for the New Year thanks to sizeable donations by the Sugarbush Snowmowheelers. The donations has resulted in an awesome snowmobile trail map to guide snowmobilers throughout Forest County.
Please remember that the Nicolet State Trail, the Wolf River State Trail, and the Valley Trail are the ONLY snowmobile trails in Forest County that are currently open for ATV and UTV use. The Forest County Snowmobile Trail Ordinance currently prohibits ATV, UTV use and motor vehicle use on all other snowmobile trails in Forest County. Snowmobile trails are “NOT” open for motor vehicle use or hunting. THOSE DRIVING TRUCKS ON TRAILS ARE SUBJECT TO FINES THROUGH THE COUNTY SNOWMOBILE TRAIL ORDINANCE.
Updated trail condition reports can be found daily by calling the Forest County Snowline at 715-478-2024 or logging onto the Forest County website at www.forestcountywi.com. This website also provides links to local snowmobile clubs which provide daily grooming reports and maps of the Forest County trail system. You may choose to log on to a specific snowmobile club for trail information including the 100 Mile Snow Safari at www.100milesnowsafari.com Lumberjack Memorial Trails at www.lmtsnowmobiletrails.com Tombstone-Pickerel Trails at www.tombstonepickerel.com Three Lakes Trails at www.threelakestrails.com.
The Department of Tourism also provides statewide snowmobile travel conditions at www.travelwisconsin.com/snow-conditions-report/snowmobile.
Please stay on the approved trails and routes. Reminder that you should not have chains on your ATV/UTV for the snowmobile trails. Please use caution and appropriate speeds when using the ATV trails. Trails across National Forest will remain closed.
Veterans Memorial Park 2021 Project
The Forest County Forestry and Recreation Department and the Forest County Board are excited to announce that we have partnered up with Flannery Contracting of Crandon, LLC for a large park improvement project taking place at Veterans Memorial Park! Flannery Contracting and the Flannery Family have graciously offered time and material as a donation to ensure the park project results are nothing but the best.
Some of the highlights for the project are:
Due to the improvements, the park opening will be June or July 2021. This is contingent on the weather this spring.
For any questions or concerns, please contact the Forestry and Recreation office at (715)- 478-3475 or email@example.com.
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.