Machickanee Unit – Oconto County Forest

The Machickanee Forest is a 3,100-acre unit of the Oconto County Forest. Located just east of Oconto, the forest is bisected by a 2,200-acre bulge in the Oconto River called the Machickanee Flowage. The forest is a site for birders and hikers, while the flowage is popular with anglers, particularly in winter. There are miles of hiking trails that access the property. Bring a canoe or kayak to see the herons, bitterns and numerous species of waterfowl along the river and flowage. In the forests, see Veerys, Red-breasted Nuthatches, Golden-winged Warblers, and Scarlet Tanagers.

Directions: North of the river, drive east on Cty I (Stiles Rd); south of the river use Konitzer Rd and Timberline Rd.

Machickanee Unit Oconto County Forest map

Gazetteer: Page 67, B-8 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 61, B-6 (10th edition).

Phone: 920/834-6827.

Signature Species: Red-shouldered Hawk, Blackburnian Warbler, and Ruby-crown Kinglet.

Rare Species: Yellow-throated Warbler, Swainson’s Thrush, and Hooded Warbler.

Seasonality: Open all year.

Parking: Parking lots.

Nearest food & lodging: Oconto Falls.