Forest County
Forest County
Forest County
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Forest County welcomes you! You'll not find a traffic light or a parking meter, but you will find warm and friendly people and a beautiful setting to make your time here memorable.

Forest County was created from portions of Langlade and Oconto counties by an Act of the Legislature in 1885. The county was given the name Forest because of the dense forest which covered the county when it was created.

Forest County has an abundance of lakes totaling 21,882 acres. Its network of waterways is unique and consists of 850 miles of fabulous trout streams. There are 824 named lakes in Forest County where pan fish, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, walleye, northern pike, and muskies are common. 

Forest County has the third highest part of our state. Sugar Bush Hill, just off State Highway 32 and US Highway 8 between Laona and Crandon, has an elevation of 1,939 feet above sea level.

Opportunities for recreation abound here, with acres of Nicolet National Forest land waiting to be explored, beautiful lakes, rivers and streams for all types of water sports and unique spots for dining and socializing with friends. Whatever your plans, Forest County is waiting to do what we can to help you enjoy your time.

Courthouse Weather Station information can be found HERE 



Forestry and Parks Department

The Nicolet State Trail and Wolf River State Trails will open on May 12th for, biking, horseback riding, dual sport cycles and ATV/UTV.  

***2018 HOLIDAY HOURS***
Closed - Monday January 1
Closed at Noon - Friday March 30
Closed - Monday May 28
Closed - Wednesday July 4
Closed - Monday September 3
Closed - Thursday November 22
Closed - Monday December 24
Closed - Tuesday December 25

—Quick Links—
Register of Deeds Search Portal 
Voter Registration & Absentee Ballot 
County Forestry and Parks 
Land Records Data 
Land Records with Mapping 
Road Conditions 
Forest County Courthouse Surplus Auction-Click HERE to Bid 
Courthouse Weather Station Information 
State of Wisconsin 

—Upcoming Meetings—
Board of Health - 7/24/2018  
Forest County Library Board - 7/24/2018  
Intergovernmental Relations - 7/25/2018  
Personnel - 7/25/2018  
Finance - 7/30/2018  
Land Conservation Committee - 8/2/2018  
Zoning - 8/7/2018  
Zoning Conditional Use Public Hearing - 8/7/2018  
Board of Adjustment Training - 8/9/2018  
Variance Hearing - 8/10/2018  


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