Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest-Park Falls

The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest covers 1.5 million acres in northern Wisconsin. There is an office located in Park Falls serving the Medford-Park Falls Ranger District. Besides hunting or wildlife viewing, there are lakes and rivers for fishing, wild berries to pick, trails for year-round motorized and non-motorized sports, points of interest, scenic drives, campgrounds and more. Learn more by viewing the informational YouTube videos on the forest website. A fee is required at some trailhead parking areas; options include a single day or an annual pass.

Hours of Operation

Office hours Mon-Fri: 8am-4:30pm.


The office is located on Hwy. 13/4th Ave on the south end of Park Falls; the forest is located 4 miles east of Park Falls on Hwy 182 or 3 miles east of Fifield on Hwy 70.

Free Admission

  • Yes


  • On Water
  • Disabled Access
  • Camping
  • Pets Welcome/Inquire

Fish Type

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

Natural Attractions Type

  • Parks, Forests, Trails

Fishing style

  • Fly
  • Ice
  • Inland Lake / River

Tour Type

  • Scenic Drives

State and National Trails

  • Yes

Hunting Type

  • Deer
  • Duck
  • Goose
  • Turkey
  • Small Game
  • Black bear
  • Ruffed Grouse

Ski Skating

  • Yes

Cross-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing Trail Type

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


  • Yes


  • Easy
  • Medium


  • Yes


  • Yes


  • Yes

Trail Length (miles)

  • 30