The Price County Forest is made up of 90,000 acres in eight blocks located throughout the county. The Forest maintains 25 miles of snowmobile trails, 35 miles of hunter walking trails, 30 acres of wildlife openings, four parks, three boat landings, five waterfowl flowages, hundreds of miles of logging trails and two ski trails. For additional information contact: Price County Forestry Department, Normal Building, 104 South Eyder Avenue, Phillips, WI 54555, 715-339-6371715-339-6371.
FLAMBEAU RIVER STATE FOREST
The FlambeauRiverStateForest has 90,000 acres available for multiple use. 22 miles of cross-country ski trails, 38 miles of ATV trails, 44 miles of snowmobile trails, 14 miles of mountain bike trails, 2 campgrounds, over 70 miles of river with premier white water canoeing, 34 camp sites, canoe landings, and hunter walking trails.
For more info, write to:
FIambeau River State Forest
W1613 Co. W
Winter, W1 54896
CHEQUAMEGON-NICOLET NATIONAL FOREST
Park Falls is the headquarters for the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. The sparse population of this area and low visitor use offer a unique opportunity to “get away from it all!” The wild and scenic beauty of the forest’s diverse landscapes provide an excellent place to rest, relax and rejuvenate. Recreational opportunities abound with many lakes, rivers and streams set in a forest of hardwoods, pines and meadowlands.
- Over 365 miles of trails are maintained for snowmobilers and off road vehicles.
- 230 miles of trails have been developed for non-motorized use including two National Scenic Trails and one National Recreation Trail allowing the hiker to experience the solitude of the Forest.
- For the cross-country skier, there are 12 trails challenging both beginners and experts.
- 24 campgrounds are located throughout the Forest and backcountry camping is permitted with some restrictions.
- 21 swimming sites, 56 developed boat landings and 23 picnic grounds are available for your enjoyment.
- Porcupine Lake and Rainbow Lake Wilderness areas are managed to maintain their natural conditions with 11,000 secluded, tranquil acres for foot travel alone.
- 52,000 additional acres have been set aside as semi-private non-motorized areas with motorized equipment used only for administrative or maintenance purposes.
- There are over 400 lakes to enjoy a variety of water-related recreational activities.
- For your driving pleasure there are 2,000 plus miles of State, County, Town and Forest roads.
- There are many miles of hunter walking trails, acres of hunting lands including many areas managed to promote good wildlife habitat.
More information and maps are available at each district office in ParkFalls, Glidden, Washburn, Medford and Hayward or at the Park Falls Area Chamber of Commerce office.
Accessing Private Forest Land
Public access to more than 64,000 acres of private land in Price County that is supposed to be available for hiking, fishing, hunting, and other recreational purposes has become easier. The Department of Natural Resources has launched a web-based mapping tool that is intended to help people find parcels that should be open to the public because of tax breaks provided to the owners.
Visit the Wisconsin DNR Website for more information.