Lac du Flambeau Lake Getaways

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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. As a result of the forest being established as early as 1930 some white pine stands are 300 years old.

The North and South Forks of the Flambeau River combine within the forest to provide over 75 miles of nearly uninterrupted natural beauty and whitewater excitement. The river is a major life force of the forest and along its tree-lined shores one can see white-tailed deer, wolves, raccoon, black bear, otter, bald eagles and ospreys. The forest is managed for both recreation and lumber producing approximately 300,000 board feet of lumber each year. Scenic areas within the forest include Little Falls / Slough Gundy, Big White Pine, Sobieski Flowage, and Bass Lake, all equally impressive.

The historic Flambeau River State Forest boasts camping, canoe camping, whitewater paddling, mountain bike trails, hiking trails, snowmobile and cross-country ski trails, scenic lake views, fishing, swimming, hunting, wildlife watching, and more.