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
Forest, Oneida, and Vilas county residents are being asked to participate in this year’s Community Health Assessment. County health officials are asking you to provide input on various health related topics to better inform county health programming decisions and aid in the development of a Community Health Plan.
Completing the survey should take around 10 minutes. Responses will be anonymous and participants will be given an opportunity to register for drawings for gift certificates after completing the survey. Once complete, results will be released to the public. For questions about the Community Health Assessment, please contact your local county health department.
The survey is available below by clicking HERE
Thank you for helping us with this important project!