Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest Article

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Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Crystal Lake East Beach JH.JPG
Beach at the Crystal Lake campground in Vilas County.
Map showing the location of Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest
Map showing the location of Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest
Map showing the location of Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest
Map showing the location of Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest
LocationWisconsin, United States
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 Latitude and Longitude:

46°2′54″N 89°39′16″W / 46.04833°N 89.65444°W / 46.04833; -89.65444
Area223,283 acres (903.59 km2)
Established1925
Governing body Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

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.

Camping

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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