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.
Nicolet State Trail
Mill Pond Bridge
Little Popple River Center
Little Popple River North
Beginning on August 28th segments of the Nicolet State Trail will be closed around the Mill Pond Bridge, Little Popple River Center Bridge and Little Popple River North Bridge.
THE BRIDGES WILL BE OUT AND TRAIL SEGEMENTS CLOSED!
Please plan ahead for an alternate route.
Bridges will be removed and replacement work will begin around August 28th and the trail segments will remain closed through October.
Please visit the Forestry and Recreation website and the Forest County ATV Association website for reroutes.
Snowmobile Trail Update:
ALL FOREST COUNTY SNOWMOBILE TRAILS WILL OFFICIALLY CLOSE AS OF MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2023 Forest County has about 406 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.
ATV/UTV Trail Opening:
All Forest County State funded ATV/UTV Trails except County Trails (8 Mile Loop) will be open for use at 10:00AM on Friday, May 12th 2023.
Snowmobile trails are not open for ATV/UTV use by County Ordinance. Please stay on the approved trails and routes. Please use caution and appropriate speeds when using the ATV/UTV trails.
FOREST COUNTY ORDINANCE PROHIBITS THE USE OF ATV/UTV'S ON ALL STATE FUNDED TRAILS IN FOREST COUNTY FROM THE CLOSURER OF THE SNOWMOBILE TRAILS (MARCH 27, 2023) TO THE NOTED OPENING. All Forest County State funded ATV Trails will be open FOR USE AROUND MAY 1, 2023.
Snowmobile trails are not open for ATV use by County Ordinance, except the Nicolet State Trail, Wolf River State Trail, and Valley Trail remain open. Please stay on the approved trails and routes. Please use caution and appropriate speeds when using the ATV trails.
The online reservation site will open for 2023 reservations at 9:00am on January 3rd, 2022. You will find the link under the Veteran's Memorial Park tab.
Veterans Memorial Park will be open beginning May 1, 2023.
15 Year Comprehensive Use Plan
This plan for the next 15 year is completed and on this website.
Forest County Outdoor Recreation plan (3 year plan)
This plan is currently being reviewed by North Central WI Regional Planning Commission and Forest County.
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Photos credited to Margaret McCarthy