List of Wisconsin state forests

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Location map of Wisconsin State Forests

A Wisconsin state forest is an area of forest in the U.S. state of Wisconsin managed by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources's Division of Forestry. They are managed for outdoor recreation, watershed and habitat preservation, and sustainable forestry. The various units total 471,329 acres (1,907 km²), although many contain extensive private inholdings. Wisconsin's state forests are often co-listed with Wisconsin's state park system, which is maintained by the Division of Parks and Recreation.

Forest name County or counties Area in acres (km²) [1] Date
Body of water Remarks
Black River State Forest [1] Jackson 67,070 acres (271.4 km²) 1957 Black River
Brule River State Forest [2] Douglas 40,882 acres (165.4 km²) 1907 Bois Brule River, Lake Superior Site of Cedar Island Lodge, or "the Summer White House," where American presidents have vacationed. Popular with canoeists, and cross-country skiers.
Coulee Experimental State Forest [3] La Crosse County
Flambeau River State Forest [4] Sawyer and Price 90,147 acres (364 km²) 1930 Flambeau River
Governor Knowles State Forest [5] Burnett and Polk 19,753 acres (79.9 km²) 1970 St. Croix River Managed as a wilderness buffer for the Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway.
Havenwoods State Forest [6] Milwaukee 237 acres (0.95 km²) 1979 Lincoln Creek A green space and environmental education center within Milwaukee city limits.
Kettle Moraine State Forest-Northern Unit [7] Sheboygan, Fond du Lac, and Washington 29,268 acres (118 km²) 1936 Numerous kettle lakes
Lapham Peak Unit, Kettle Moraine State Forest [8] Waukesha 1,006 acres (4.07 km²) 1985 None
Loew Lake Unit, Kettle Moraine State Forest Washington 1,090 acres (4.41 km²) 1987 Oconomowoc River, Loew Lake
Kettle Moraine State Forest-Southern Unit [9] Waukesha, Walworth, and Jefferson 22,300 acres (90.2 km²) 1936 Numerous kettle lakes
Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest [10] Iron, Vilas and Oneida 223,283 acres (903 km²) 1925 Numerous lakes and streams
Peshtigo River State Forest [11] Marinette and Oconto 9,200 acres (37.2 km²) 2001 Peshtigo River
Pike Lake Unit, Kettle Moraine State Forest [12] Washington 678 acres (2.74 km²) 1960 Pike Lake
Point Beach State Forest [13] Manitowoc 2,903 acres (11.7 km²) 1938 Lake Michigan

See also


  1. ^ Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Bureau of Parks and Recreation. "Wisconsin State Park System: 2006 Visitor Information Guide for State Parks, Forests, Recreation Areas & Trails."

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