Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest
At 223,283 acres, the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest is Wisconsin’s largest property. It offers many campgrounds totaling 871 campsites; most offering water, showers, restrooms, swimming, fishing and a boat launch. The forest contains a diversity of northern timber types interspersed with grasslands, marshes, and more than 900 lakes. It is home to one of the largest Bald Eagle nesting concentrations in the world.
Directions: Forest headquarters are located on Trout Lake about 4.5 miles south of Boulder Junction on Cty. M. Stop for maps and information.
Gazetteer: Page 97, D-7 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 29, F-6 (10th edition).
Phone: 715/385-2727 (Wisconsin DNR).
Signature species: Alder Flycatchers, Vesper Sparrow, and Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.
Rarities: Gray Jay, Nelson’s Sharp-tailed and LeConte’s Sparrows, Bald Eagle, Osprey, and timber wolf.
Hours: The headquarters is open Mon-Fri 7:45am-4:30pm. The property is open 24/7.
Accessibility: The forest offers accessible campsites and picnic areas.
Nearest food & lodging: This is prime Wisconsin vacation country– you’ll find many resorts and restaurants.