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 




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


Load Limits will be placed on County Trunk Highways commencing at

6:00 a.m. on Monday, March 16, 2015

—Quick Links—
Voter Registration & Absentee Ballot 
Find Your Polling Location 
Forest County Chamber of Commerce 
County Forestry and Parks 
Land Records Data 
Land Records with Mapping 
Road Conditions 
Sheriff's Department Surplus Auction - Click HERE to Bid! 
Courthouse Weather Station Information 
State of Wisconsin 

—Upcoming Meetings—
Land Conservation Committee - 3/30/2015  
Sheriff & Justice Committee - 4/6/2015  
Executive Meeting - 4/13/2015  
UW Extension Education Committee - 4/16/2015  
County Board of Supervisors - 4/21/2015  


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