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
2019 HIGHWAY WEIGHT RESTRICTION NOTICE
The Forest County highway seasonal weight
restrictions will be coming off Monday, May 6th at 10:00 AM for all
County Truck Highways in Forest County.
This notice does not
include town roads. For town seasonal weight restrictions please contact the
Forest County State funded ATV trails will be open for use on
Friday, May 10, 2019 at noon.
Snowmobile trails are
not open for ATV use by County Ordinance.
Please stay on the approved trails and routes.
Please use caution and appropriate speeds when using the ATV trails.
***2019 HOLIDAY HOURS***
Closed - Tuesday January 1
Close at Noon - Friday April 19
Closed - Monday May 27
Closed - Thursday July 4
Closed - Monday September 2
Closed - Thursday November 28
Closed - Friday November 29
Closed - Tuesday December 24
Closed - Wednesday December 25