Forest County

Overview

  Forest County is in Northern Wisconsin with an estimated population of 9,258. Among the largest economic sectors are manufacturing, service industries, healthcare, marine services, tourism, agriculture, and small businesses. The Forest County Potawatomi Community and the Sokaogon Chippewa Community have reservations in Forest County. The County maintains 2 designated cross-country ski trails, 62 miles of ATV trails, over 400 miles of snowmobile trails and 80 miles of maintained logging roads for hunters, hikers, bikers, and any other outdoor enthusiasts. In addition, the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest Lakewood-Laona District offers a full spectrum of outdoor recreation opportunities. The Nicolet-Wolf River Scenic Byway traverses through Forest County, offering visitors beautiful views, particularly during Fall Colors. The Crandon International Raceway hosts two major race weekends each year bringing more than 60,000 fans to the area.

Rural Partners Network Contacts for Forest County

  • Photo of Nathan Sandwick

    Nathan Sandwick

    Supervisory Community Liaison
  • photo of Jerry Exterovich

    Jerry Exterovich

    Community Liaison

Host Entity

Forest County Chamber of Commerce
Chris Shafer