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
Veteranís Memorial Park Online Reservations
Memorial Park Tree Donation
Public Involvement Ė US 8 Project
Forest County Broadband Project Updates
2023 Zoning Changes
Veteranís Memorial Park
2023 Campground Reservations
The online reservation
site for Veteranís Memorial Campground will be open for 2023 reservations
starting at 9:00am on January 3rd, 2023.
You can visit the Forest County website or
the Forestry and Recreation website for the link.
Please call the Forestry and Recreation office with
any questions. 715-478-3475
8:30 a.m. Ė 4:30
Monday - Friday
County Courthouse is closed on the following holidays:
New Yearís Day - January 2, 2023
Ĺ day Good Friday - April 7, 2023
Memorial Day - May 29, 2023
Independence Day - July 4, 2023
Labor Day - September 4, 2023
Thanksgiving Day - November
Day after Thanksgiving - November
Christmas Eve - December 22, 2023
Christmas Day - December