More Facilities Open In National Forest As Holiday Weekend Arrives

May 22, 2020

Credit Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

More recreation facilities are opening on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, but many facilities remain closed.

As the Memorial Day weekend arrives, officials say the Forest will be open for dispersed camping and campfires, lifting the campfire ban across much of the Forest. Fire and campfire restrictions will remain in place for Forest Service lands in Langlade and Oconto counties due to the July 2019 blowdown.

Forest Service staff are working to install boat docks at boat landings except in some closed campgrounds.

Visitors are asked to stay as local as possible when choosing a site and to pack out everything they bring, especially trash. All trails and trailheads are open across the Forest. Officials say while some recreation areas are open, they will not be maintained, nor will any associated facilities be available such as restrooms or garbage receptacles.

The Forest is working with trail partners to address imminent hazards on trails and will be doing required maintenance only.

For more information, go to the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest website.