Washburn County Forest

The Washburn County Forest consists of 148,000 acres of public land in northwest Wisconsin. The forest is comprised of a wide variety of forest types ranging from the Pine Barrens in the northwest; to the large unbroken tracts of aspen, hardwood, and swamps in the northeast; to the rolling oak hills and pothole lakes in the southeast. The management of this forest makes a wide variety of recreational uses in Washburn County possible. Hunting, Fishing, Wildlife Viewing, ATVing, Snowmobiling, XC Skiing, Snowshoeing, Hiking, Horseback Riding are popular activities on the Washburn County Forest Land.

Free Admission

  • Yes


  • On Water

Fish Type

  • Blue Gill
  • Crappie
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Musky
  • Northern Pike
  • Panfish
  • Perch
  • Smallmouth Bass
  • Walleye

Trail Length (miles)

  • 240

Hunting Type

  • Black bear
  • Deer
  • Other
  • Ruffed Grouse
  • Small Game


  • Yes

Natural Attractions Type

  • Parks, Forests, Trails

Fishing style

  • Fly
  • Ice
  • Inland Lake / River


  • Yes


  • Yes

Cross-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing Trail Type

  • Flat
  • Groomed
  • Hilly
  • Open
  • Ski Skating
  • Tracked
  • Wooded