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   

Veteran’s Memorial Park Online Reservations

Veteran’s Memorial Park Tree Donation

Public Involvement – US 8 Project

Forest County Broadband Project Updates

Utility Bill Assistance

COURTHOUSE HOURS

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Forest County Courthouse is closed on the following holidays:

New Year’s Day - January 3, 2022

˝ day Good Friday - April 15, 2022

Memorial Day - May 30, 2022

Independence Day - July 4, 2022

Labor Day - September 5, 2022

Thanksgiving Day - November 24, 2022

Day after Thanksgiving - November 25, 2022

Christmas Eve - December 23, 2022

Christmas Day - December 26, 2022






































































































































































































































—Quick Links—
County Forestry and Recreation 
Wisconsin Statewide Parcel Map 
Land Records Data 
Land Records with Mapping 
PADDLE THE FOREST OF WISCONSIN- FOREST COUNTY LAKES 
PADDLE THE FOREST OF WISCONSIN- FOREST COUNTY WETLAND IMPOUNDMENTS 
PADDLE THE FOREST OF WISCONSIN- FOREST COUNTY STREAMS 
Shoreland Zoning Maps Town 34,35 & 36 N 
Shoreland Zoning Map Town 37, 38 & 39N 
Shoreland Zoning Map Town 40 & 41N 
Forest County Courthouse Surplus Auction-Click HERE to Bid 

—Upcoming Meetings—
Sheriff & Justice - 12/5/2022  
Zoning Meeting - 12/6/2022  
UW-Extension - 12/6/2022  
Child Support - 12/7/2022  
Health - 12/7/2022  
Civil Service Commission - 12/13/2022  
County Board - 12/20/2022  

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