Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest

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Coordinates: 46°2′54″N 89°39′16″W / 46.04833°N 89.65444°W / 46.04833; -89.65444
Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest
Wisconsin State Forest
Crystal Lake East Beach JH.JPG
Beach at the Crystal Lake campground in Vilas County.
Country United States
State Wisconsin
Counties Iron, Oneida, Vilas
Location Boulder Junction
 - coordinates 46°2′54″N 89°39′16″W / 46.04833°N 89.65444°W / 46.04833; -89.65444
Area 223,283 acres (90,359.4 ha)
Founded 1925
Management Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
IUCN category V - Protected Landscape/Seascape

Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest is a Wisconsin state forest of more than 225,000 acres (910 km2) across Vilas, Oneida, and Iron counties in north-central Wisconsin. The state forest includes numerous lakes, rivers, and streams. The most prominent rivers are the Wisconsin, Flambeau, and Manitowish. The state forest supports a large variety of outdoor recreation activities including camping, hiking, snowmobiling, bicycling, boating, fishing, hunting, and birdwatching. In addition to recreational activities the state forest also hosts a number of research programs. The forest is a state-managed timber resource providing opportunities for commercial logging, individual firewood collection, and individual Christmas tree harvesting.

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The forest offers abundant opportunities for campers with a wide range of facilities. The state forest hosts 18 campgrounds, 2 group camp areas, and 131 remote campsites. Additionally special permits can be obtained for backcounty backpack camping and deer-hunting camping.

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