Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest Guide

The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest extends over an amazing 1.5 million acres, with units across the northeastern and northwestern Wisconsin regions. Archeologists have traced the cultural history of this area back to approximately 10,000 years ago to an era of the Paleo-Indians, followed by the Archaic Indians and then the Woodland Traditional Indians. The forest still has the oldest and biggest trees within the 18,000-acre Headwaters Wilderness area but is limited due to the logging from the early 20th century. The Civilian Conservation Corps planted the trees that stand there today in the 1930s. With the Nordic winter winds accompanying a deep blanket of snow to the northern Wisconsin region, the forest becomes ideal for following groomed and tracked cross-skiing trails, ice fishing, and snowmobiling. 

Where to Camp

Camping in Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest provides many miles of camping opportunities. However, with the changeable weather conditions and the fact that it gets well below freezing during certain parts of the year, an RV would be the perfect solution to keep you comfortable. With an RV from RVshare, you can enjoy your day exploring, knowing you'll be returning to a warm and cozy living space.

Shape Hiking Trails

Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest Hiking Trails

Things to Do

Activities in Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

Remote areas of rivers, streams, wetlands, bogs, meadows, uplands, and many glacial lakes are found throughout the forest, making it the perfect habitat for mountain maple, black oaks, sumac, shrubs, and coniferous trees. This is also the ideal habitat for white-tailed deer, foxes, elk, wolves, black bears, wild turkeys, and many bird species. Some popular activities to do in this national forest are horseback riding, hiking, wildlife observation, geocaching, and birdwatching. Stargazing is another popular past time on a clear summer night.

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How to get to Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

Address: Clam Lake, WI 54517

Fee: Day Use $5

Fee: Seasonal Sticker Pass $30

The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest makes it easy to lose yourself in the wilderness with an enormous amount of trail options to explore and view. Whether you're looking to spend a whole week or a day discovering everything the Wisconsin region has to offer, an RV would make the perfect home base.