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Flambeau River State Forest
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Flambeau River State Forest © Thomas Brain
Flambeau River State Forest © Thomas Brain
Flambeau River State Forest © Thomas Brain
Flambeau River State Forest © Thomas Brain
Flambeau River State Forest © Thomas Brain
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W1613 Co. Rd. W
Winter, Wisconsin   54896

Phone: 715-332-5271
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The Flambeau River State Forest was officially established in 1930. Beginning with 3,600 acres in public ownership, the forest has since grown to include 90,000 acres. Northern hardwood species such as sugar maple, red maple, yellow birch and white ash dominate the forest, which creates a spectacular fall display.

The North and South Forks of the Flambeau River combine within the forest to provide over 75 miles of nearly uninterrupted natural beauty and white water excitement. The river is a major life force of the forest and along its tree-lined shores one can see deer, wolves, raccoon, black bear, otter, bald eagles and ospreys.

Canoeing is the most popular activity on the forest. Different portions of the river offer varying degrees of difficulty. The North Fork is ideal for the novice, while South Fork is for the advanced canoeist. Musky, sturgeon, trout, walleye, bass, and panfish can be caught from the river as well as the lakes in the forest. The forest is open to public hunting for bear, waterfowl, deer and grouse, just to name a few.
A Wisconsin State Park System vehicle admission sticker is required on all motor vehicles stopping in state parks, forests and recreation areas, please visit the VEHICLE ADMISSION STICKERS web page.
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Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
November 28 A historic time capsule by Chad Steenberg
park review stars; one to five My family has traveled to this area for about a century. My Grandfather and Grandmother (Herb and Sally Steenberg) frequented the Dix Dox resort with their children (Bob and Bill). I drive past the once beautiful resort (now boat landing) every time I head to the woods to hunt. Truly the most sentimental area for me and my dad. I have heard many fantastic stories of the Harz family that my family knew so well that owned this resort.
November 23 Heaven on Earth even without Dix Dox by Neal Brunner
park review stars; one to five I first experienced this beautiful area in the 1950s, staying at Dix Dox resort and hunting grouse and whitetail deer. I go back many times to canoe the Flambeau and marvel at how stunning this area has remained.
August 5 Flambeau the beautiful by JosieBear
park review stars; one to five Our family and friends take a weekend canoe trip down the south fork of the Flambeau every year. I have traveled far and wide in this country but this river is just amazing. Always so clean and it never seizes to amaze me. Every year she changes but still remains the same. I cherish her. I am from NW WI and this is our secret treasure.
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Area Campgrounds
Flambeau Lodge & Campground
N7870 Flambeau Rd
Ladysmith, WI

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Flambeau River State Forest

W 1613 County Road

Winter, WI 54896


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