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’sMemorial Park Tree Donation

Public Involvement – US 8 Project

Forest County Broadband Project Updates

UtilityBill Assistance


8:30 a.m. – 4:30p.m.
Monday - Friday

Forest County Courthouse is closed on the following days:

 January 2, 2023 - New Year’s Day

April 7, 2023 - ˝ day Good Friday 

 May 29, 2023 - Memorial Day

 July 4, 2023 - Independence Day

 September 4, 2023 - Labor Day

 November 23, 2023 - Thanksgiving Day

 November 24, 2023 - Day after Thanksgiving

 December 22, 2023 - In Observance of Christmas Eve

 December 25, 2023 - Christmas Day

—Quick Links—
Forest County Comprehensive Plan 2023-2043 
Forest County GIS Mapping 
County Forestry and Recreation 
Wisconsin Statewide Parcel Map 
WGExtreme Land Records Data 
WGExtreme Land Records with Mapping 
Forest County Courthouse Surplus Auction-Click HERE to Bid 

—Upcoming Meetings—
Building/Property - 12/8/2023  
Emergency Government & 911 - 12/11/2023  
Forestry and Recreation - 12/11/2023  
Commission on Aging - 12/12/2023  
Social Services - 12/12/2023  
Highway - 12/13/2023  
Finance - 12/13/2023  
Audit & Claims - 12/13/2023  
Conditional Use--Potawatomi Apt. Building - 12/14/2023  
Reg. Zoning Meeting immediately following CUP Hearing - 12/14/2023  


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