Chequamegon-Nicolet NF


Recreating in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National ForestUnplug and reconnect to the largest expanse of public lands under one ownership in northern Wisconsin, the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. Explore the more than 1.5 million acres of water and woodlands that provide recreation opportunities for year-round motorized trail riding, water and land-based silent sports and the solitude of rustic quiet campgrounds.   The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest offers the full spectrum of outdoor recreation opportunities that attract visitors from across northern Wisconsin and beyond. Its suite of developed campgrounds, less developed primitive camping areas, beaches, boat launches, picnic areas, non-motorized and motorized trails help get Americans outdoors and contribute economically and culturally to local rural communities.This summer, the majority of our recreation sites will be open at full service levels; however, visitors will notice a reduction of services at a small portion of our recreation areas. This reduction is necessary to balance our budget given the increasing operational costs and decreasing number of visitors during the last few years.The Forest has continued to maintain service at normal levels despite financial challenges during the last several years, but this practice is no longer sustainable. There will be no changes to trail service levels. The reductions in service affects roughly 11 percent of the Forest’s total recreation areas. Parts of two large campgrounds and 11 small campgrounds will be closed to camping opportunities. Trash disposal, toilet facilities, public water supply and other amenitites at a small protion of other developed recreation sites will be absent or occur less frequently.To find out what sites will have reduced services this summer please click here.During this period of reduced services, the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest welcomes your feedback as we work to align the Forest’s recreation program by balancing operational costs and funding levels to our customers’ desires and expectations.Some things you might think about while commenting are:What are your favorite recreation sites? Why?What are your least favorite recreation sites?  Why?What facilities do you value most/least when visiting developed recreation sites? Why?What services do you value most/least when visiting developed recreation sites? Why?How could your overall recreation experience be enhanced within developed recreation sites?Please submit your comments one of the two following ways. You can also email your comments to: Comment Forum (Recreation Site Map)Comment Card (pdf)





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November's Featured Park
The North Cascades have long been known as the North American Alps. Characterized by rugged beauty, this steep mountain range is filled with jagged peaks, deep valleys, cascading waterfalls and glaciers. North Cascades National Park Service Complex contains the heart of this mountainous region in three park units which are all managed as one and include North Cascades National Park, Ross Lake and Lake Chelan National Recreation Areas.
November's Animal
Badgers are animals of open country. Their oval burrows (ten inches across and four to six inches high) are familiar features of grasslands on sandy or loamy soils of the eastern plains or shrub country in mountain parks or western valleys.
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