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
Park Online Reservations
Forest County Veteranís Memorial Park
The opening of Veteranís Memorial Park has been
delayed. Unfortunately, the late spring
and other unforeseen circumstances have led to a delay in completing the work. We want to allow enough time to get all work
completed to ensure that campers and visitors have a safe and enjoyable
stay. Veteranís Memorial Park will be
ready to welcome campers and visitors back on June 24th, 2022.
We apologize for any inconvenience and change in plans
this may have caused.
Forestry and Recreation
8:30 a.m. Ė
Monday - Friday
Courthouse is closed on the following holidays:
New Yearís Day
January 3, 2022
Ĺ day Good Friday
April 15, 2022
May 30, 2022
July 4, 2022
September 5, 2022
November 24, 2022
Day after Thanksgiving
November 25, 2022
December 23, 2022
December 26, 2022