Northern Highland/American Legion State Forest

Covers 223,283 acres in northern Wisconsin including 900 lakes and 18 family campgrounds. A total of 244 bird species frequent the forest - that's 73 percent of all species recorded in Wisconsin. Nesting pairs of bald eagles, osprey and loons are common. It is home to one of the largest Bald Eagle nesting concentrations in the world.

Hours of Operation



SE Iron, WC Vilas, NC Oneida counties


  • On Water
  • Disabled Access
  • Camping

Campground Type

  • Backpack
  • Tent

Trail Length (miles)

  • 47

Natural Attractions Type

  • Beaches
  • Parks, Forests, Trails
  • Scenic Vistas

Dumping Station

  • Yes

Publicly Owned

  • Yes

Number of Campsites

  • 871

Nature Trails

  • Yes

Showers and Flush Toilets

  • Yes


  • Yes

Boat Launch

  • Yes