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
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
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.
Plat Books are
now AVAILABLE!! - see link to left for more