Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest
|Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest|
|Wisconsin State Forest|
Beach at the Crystal Lake campground in Vilas County.
|Counties||Iron, Oneida, Vilas|
|Area||223,283 acres (90,359.4 ha)|
|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.
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.
- Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest official website