Forest County

  • Forest County is home to the Crandon International Off-Road Raceway.

    Forest County is home to the Crandon International Off-Road Raceway.

Forest County is aptly named as it encompasses 650,000 acres of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. The forest is home to some of Wisconsin’s finest wilderness, as well as fun attractions. Crandon is the county seat of Forest County. Just outside of town the Crandon International Off-Road Raceway stages a pair of annual races that draws nearly 90,000 and crowns the world champion 4x4, dune buggy and truck driver racers. In summer, water ski shows are hosted each week on lovely Lake Lucerne. The Sokaogon Band of Lake Superior Chippewa live on a small reservation at Mole Lake, just south of Crandon. The tribe operates the Mole Lake Casinos offering blackjack and slot machine action. Just east of Crandon, at Laona, old-fashioned steam train rides are available at the Lumberjack Special and Camp Five Museum. The complex also offers pontoon rides, surrey rides, an animal corral and nature center, and turn-of-the-century country store.